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Do you have an interest in international affairs? Do you seek further understanding or perhaps convivial conversation on international issues? Why not become a member of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs?
Upon joining receive access to monthly meetings and special events, interstate meetings as well as affiliations with overseas sister institutions, a quarterly copy of The Australian Journal of International Affairs and opportunities to network with special guests from the field. Read more
Dr Sue Boyd, the Immediate Past President of the Western Australian branch, talked to Geoff Hutchinson on 720 ABC Perth about her 33 years as a senior member of Australia's diplomatic service. Did you know Dr Boyd was the first woman to become president of the University of WA student guild, beating, among others, Ambassador Kim Beazley?!
You can listen to Sue's interview here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2013/03/14/3715588.htm
The AIIA WA Branch is delighted to announce the winners of the first two AIIA (WA) Bursaries, established to encourage university students in WA to undertake educational experiences in Asia. The branch is very grateful to members of the AIIA, whose generous donations have made the bursaries possible.
The WA Branch has invited the Bursary winners, Anna Holmes and Michael Sheldrick, to come and talk at one of its branch meetings, when they have returned from Indonesia and India respectively.
AIIA (WA) Bursary winners media release (95.04 kB)
In the month of March, the AIIA WA Branch had the pleasure to host three major events with a very special guest speaker, namely Perth-born AIIA Fellow Ric Smith AO PSM. At one of these events - a lunch-time public lecture hosted together with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on Monday 26th March, 2012 - Ric Smith gave a presentation on the topic of 'The Rise of the 'New World' - Impacts on Australia' . This address was recorded and is now available for viewing (please click the link below). A transcript of Ric Smith's address on Tuesday 27th March, 2012, is available here.
Ric Smith address at Exchange Plaza, hosted by AIIA and DFAT, 26 March 2012
At the annual AIIA WA Branch Christmas Party for 2011, President Sue Boyd announced the exciting news about the establishment of the AIIA (WA) Bursary. Based on the organisation's mission of promoting understanding in international relations, this bursary has the objective of supporting students of international relations to undertake educational activity in countries of Asia. The bursaries, two of which will be awarded for the first time in 2012, are supported through donations by members of the AIIA. The amount of each bursary will be $2,000 and apply to students of international relations at Perth's five universities. Nominations will be open in early 2012.
Alexander Ninkov, was recently announced as the 2011 Winner of the AIIA Peter Sim Prize for the best first year student in international relations at the University of Western Australia. The Prize is sponsored by the AIIA WA Branch and named after Peter Sim CBE, former President of the WA Branch, in whose honour the prize is awarded annually.