Does international affairs fascinate you? Gaining insights from industry representatives can help you clarify your career aspirations and make informed choices.

ANU Careers and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs warmly invite International Relations, Diplomacy, Security Studies, Pacific Studies, and Political Science students to attend the upcoming panel discussion on future careers and meet potential employers. This is an opportunity to hear from a range of organisations (private sector, consulting, the UN and the Australian Government) so that you can better understand the job market and help you plan ahead for your career after study.

The speakers for the panel are:

*David Brown - Operations Manager at Systems Planning and Analysis

*Louisa Minney - Director in Advisory at PwC

*Maria Shumusti- Communications Officer at World Food Program (WFP), Fiji office; and

*A representative from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Agency

Gain insights from the speakers on what their organisations do and opportunities they offer students.

The ANU Careers team will also discuss how to find information about the job market and job search strategies including how to understand job advertisements.

Event Speakers

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Louisa Minney

Louisa is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in facilitating strategic change across government, multi and bi-lateral organisations and academia in Australia and internationally.

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David Brown

David joined SPA Australia following a 24-year career as a Weapons Engineer with the Navy. David served on submarines and warships. His shore postings in capability development stimulated his interest in using operations research to provide mission-focussed, evidence-based decision support for complex and critical topics.

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Maria Shumusti

Maria finished a Master's in International Relations at ANU in 2020. Maria oversees the communications and media for WFP in the Pacific. She is currently running the Donate Responsibly campaign that informs people about why during disasters, not all goodwill does well and highlight effective and responsible ways to donate.

To welcome our new students and kick-off the new semester, please join us for our first Bell School ‘In conversation’ event with three practitioners across the disciplines of international affairs, security studies and Asia-Pacific politics.

Moderated by Professor Paul Hutchcroft from our Department of Political and Social Change, our speakers will share their perspectives on the importance of studying these disciplines in the context of today’s world, the importance of Asia and the Pacific region to Australia, their personal stories and advice on career paths.

This event is an opportunity for students to make new connections, expand their network, and learn about potential career paths.

Event Speakers

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Ridwaan Jadwat

Ridwaan Jadwat is First Assistant Secretary, Southeast Asia Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has held the role of Australia’s Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation since December 2018.

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Celia Perkins

Celia is Deputy Secretary Security and Estate Department of Defence (Formerly First Assistant Secretary Strategic Policy 2019-2021) and ANU alumna.

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Fiona Terry

Fiona is Head of the Centre for Operational Research at International Committee of the Red Cross(ICRC) in Geneva and PhD alumna from the ANU Department of International Relations.