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International Engagement in Canberra

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

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Continuing the Human Journeys in the Global Era program, C-Global hosted a Roundtable discussion at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra on 16 August 2018, in collaboration with the ANU Centre for European Studies. The Roundtable was convened by the centre’s director Professor Jacqueline Lo, also Chair of ANU Academic Board and Associate Dean (International) in the College of Arts and Social Sciences.

The Roundtable was attended by delegates from Harvard University, University of Cologne, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Huygens ING (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), Australian National University and Edith Cowan University.

As part of the Human Journeys program, the Roundtable focused on examining the contemporary and historical pressures of migration and its representation in media, journalism and public debates. With a focus on migration, globalisation and the worldwide movement of people and ideas, the discussion centred on Australia’s contribution to the scholarship on migration and its links with Europe and the USA. The role of cultural heritage and cultural institutions in representing human journeys was also a key theme.

Additionally, our international guests were taken to visit the National Archives of Australia and ANU Australian Studies Institute, as well as the National Film and Sound Archive, where they met with CEO Jan Müller, and the Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO, Sue Moore.

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