UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students
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UQ Chancellor Q&A with postgraduate planning students

UQ Chancellor Mr Peter Varghese was a guest speaker this week in PLAN7612 (Global South Cities), coordinated by Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese participated for a second year in a Q&A session on International Development and shared his personal view on international development, international relations and the role of Australia with postgraduate students from Urban Planning, … Continue reading

Field trip course in Indonesia
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Field trip course in Indonesia

Thirty two UQ students from Planning, Environmental Management, Social Science and Geography at UQ recently spent 10 days in Yogyakarta, Indonesia undertaking a field course. The course is done in partnership with Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta and allowed 18 Planning students from UGM to join the course. The course is called ‘Understanding development … Continue reading

Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds
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Development Practice annual lecture: Feminist and queer strategies for imagining and enacting other possible worlds

In the current context of anthropogenic climate change, growing global inequality and widespread loss of confidence in ‘business as usual’, it would seem that never has the time been riper for women to ‘take back the economy’ and re-centre it upon care for people and other species and repair of the planet. In this lecture … Continue reading

UQ Chancellor in conversation with UQ|UP development planning students
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UQ Chancellor in conversation with UQ|UP development planning students

Mr Peter Varghese, the Chancellor of The University of Queensland (2016-present), shared his extensive experience in development planning with UQ|UP students in a course on international development in developing countries taught by Dr Sonia Roitman. Mr Varghese’s career in public service spans 40 years and includes senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. … Continue reading