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Ep 2 - Conversations with Alumni Series: Bridging Rising Global Inequalities

Throughout this webinar our panellists examine the current state of the world through the lens of the concerning trend of rising inequalities between nations and between individuals across practically every aspect of human development.

Featured Panellists:
  • Professor Sandra Harding AO, Vice Chancellor and President, James Cook University
  • Professor David Hulme OBE, Professor of Development Studies, Global Development Institute
  • Dr Rose Evaster-Aderolili, Former Chief of Social Development Program, UNECA
  • Jack Growden, JCU Alumni Relations

Developing resilient tourism post COVID-19

Tourism plays an important part in the Queensland economy. As we look to the future, how can we make travel more resilient?

Discover how we can contribute to community wellbeing and address current challenges while maintaining a long-term outlook. Topics also include the responsible use and conservation of resources and how to build capacity to adapt to change.

Featured Panellists:
  • Dr Denis Tolkach, Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management, James Cook University.
  • Dr Laurie Murphy, Associate Professor, Discipline of Tourism, Event and Sport Management, James Cook University.

Ep 1 - Conversations with Alumni Series: Leadership, Diplomacy and Compassion in a Restless World

Throughout this half-hour session, we explore the current state of the world and how leadership, diplomacy and compassion will be vital in emerging from the difficult times we find ourselves in at present. Responses to COVID-19, rising geopolitical tensions and social unrest have differed immensely and during this session, our alumni panel will discuss examples of both sound and substandard leadership during recent crises.

Featured Panellists:
  • Bill Tweddell, Chancellor, James Cook University
  • Julie-Ann Guivarra, Ambassador for Gender Equality at Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Winsome Denyer, Producer & Researcher at ABC, Australian Story
  • Jack Growden, JCU Alumni Relations

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