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SEMINARS


2017


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC AND FINANCE DEVELOPMENT: GLOBAL FINANCE AND ECONOMICS POST GLOBALISATION

Human capital, finance and the art of innovative cities

Changchun, 25 June 2017


2015


AUSTRALIAN POPULATION ASSOCIATION GRAEME HUGO COLLOQUIUM

Parallels and intersections

Canberra, 2 December 2015


ELITE EDUCATION INSTITUTE

Graduation Address

Sydney, 24 November 2015


2013


WOODROW WILSON CENTER

City-university strategies and foreign branch campuses: competing in the global knowledge economy

Washington DC, 23rd October 2013


THE 3RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & STRATEGY CONFERENCE

How to anticipate and respond to challenges and changes in regulation

Melbourne, 16th April 2013


2012


FLINDERS UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

On Completing my Term as Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Flinders University

Adelaide, 13th December 2012


AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Damocles Sword: Standards in International Education

Melbourne, 5th October 2012


MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE

Five observations about the international marketing of universities

Adelaide, 26 September 2012


TEACHING IN ENGLISH: THE ONLY PATHWAY TO INTERNATIONALISATION OF ITALIAN HIGHER EDUCATION?

Experiences with teaching non-native English students in Australia

Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,

Milan, 6 September 2012


FLINDERS COUNCIL PRESENTATION

International and community exchange programs

Adelaide, 7th June 2012


INSTITUTIONAL PERFORMANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: MANAGING RISK TO ENSURE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Examining the Impact of Transparency in Quality and Standards on International Students

Melbourne, 15-16th May 2012


SPEECH

Knowledge Exchange Grants

Adelaide, 20th March 2012


INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION: MANAGING RISK TO ENSURE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

‘Assessing and Managing Risk in International Education: A Post Knight Review Institutional Perspective’

Melbourne, 14-15th February 2012


2011


COPLAND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Digital Technology and Leadership Practice

CEDA (Committee for the Economic Development of Australia),

Adelaide, 10th November 2011


AFRICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA AND THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE

Opening remarks

Adelaide, Flinders University Victoria Square, 1st December 2011


AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Enhancing the soft power potential of Australian international education: re-defining the next 25 years

Adelaide 11-14th October 2011


AUCEA COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Welcome

Adelaide, 1st August 2011


UNITED NATIONS NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE

Welcome

Adelaide11 July 2011


THE AUSTRALIAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK: A SYMPOSIUM AND AQF LAUNCH

The AQF: Providing (extra) Certainty for Mobile Students

Melbourne, 23rd June 2011


CLIMATE CHANGE: THE SOCIAL SERVICE ASPECTS

Introductory remarks

Anglicare and Flinders University Research to Practice Seminar

Adelaide, 31st May 2011


THE 9TH ANNUAL HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT

Exploring the sector-wide response to a decline in international students

Brisbane, 27-29th April 2011


DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES: CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES

China’s Cities: The Last 25 Years’.

Flinders University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Adelaide 22-23rd March 2011


2010


IEAA/LH MARTIN INSTITUTE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The politics of international education: influencing public policy and relationship building with state and federal governments”.

Adelaide 26-27 August 2010


2010 NEAS ELT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

International students’ language skills: the needs of knowledge based development and global citizenship”.

Sydney, 13-14th May 2010


ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATORS

Global Perspectives on Quality Assurance: Australia”.

Washington DC, 14-17 February 2010


2009


UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Community engagement: the secret life of universities.

Adelaide, 1 December 2009


INFORMA SYMPOSIUM ON UNIVERSITY RELATIONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC

International Contracts and MOUs”.

Cairns, 18 November 2009.


AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE (AIEC)

Comments as a panellist in a session on ‘A National Strategy for Australian International Education’.

Sydney, 13-16 October 2009


IEAA-EAIE SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCING AUSTRALIA-EUROPE ENGAGEMENT

Rapporteur’s report for the meeting.

Sydney, 11-12 October 2009.


ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC AND LAND-GRANT UNIVERSITIES

COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Challenges for Australian universities in international knowledge

transfer partnerships”.  Click here for the powerpoint summary.

Colorado Springs, 13-15 July 2009.


AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES QUALITY FORUM

Plenary address presented on “The international student experience in Australia”.

Alice Springs, 1-3 July 2009


TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION FORUM

A seminar on good practice in TNE sponsored by the IRU Australia group of universities.

La Trobe University, Melbourne 18 June 2009


HIGHER EDUCATION CONGRESS

Presentation in a session titled Creating Australia’s first global education city: Boston of the Southern Hemisphere.  “Australia’s knowledge cities: work in progress

Sydney, 24-25 March 2009


THE OPTUS FOUNDATION

The impact of China’s weakening economy on Australia’s international education sector

Adelaide, 10 March 2009


2008


AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

I gave a presentation in a session titled “Leadership and Management in International Education: Fostering and Sustaining the Next Generation”.

Brisbane, 8-10 October 2008


ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AUSTRALIA

The ASSA runs regular Policy Roundtables.  The purpose of this one was to develop an Academy response to the Higher Education Review.  My presentation was in a session titled “Regional and global perspectives for university sector policy”.

Policy Roundtable on Higher Education Futures, Canberra, 1 August 2008


AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES QUALITY AGENCY (AUQA)

Presentation of a simulated case study of a university’s transnational education activities.  Workshop participants worked in groups to formulate approaches to undertaking a quality audit of the activities, focusing on the questions to be asked and the issues that needed to be addressed.

Transnational Education Auditor Training Workshop, Melbourne, 2 April 2008


AUSTRALIAN EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL FUTURE DIRECTIONS WORKSHOP

Flinders University international student strategy 1997-2007”.  Current challenges and new approaches, consistent with the third wave activities being developed by several Australian universities, were identified.

Canberra, 27-28 February 2008


2007


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 2007 SUMMIT

A presentation on “Strategies for Sustainable Universities” was delivered at the Summit.   A second short presentation was titled “Now that climate change is recognised as a major risk to business, how do you elevate from belief to action?

State Library of NSW, Sydney, 31 October-1 November 2007


EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

A presentation titled “Research student mobility in a competitive global knowledge economy” was delivered in a session on Research Student Mobility and International Research Links.

Trondheim, 12-15 September 2007


2006


AUSTRALIAN VICE-CHANCELLORS COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The value of peak bodies to the sector.”

Sydney, 16-17 November 2006


AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Two papers are here. The first is “Immigration futures” and the second is titled “Transnational quality strategy future directions.”

Perth, 10-13 October 2006


INFORMA UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AND GOVERNANCE FORUM

Regulation of international students: preparing for an added burden.”

Melbourne, 21 September 2006


NAFSA: ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS; EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

The International Network of Universities: a retrospective view” was first delivered at a session on “The University Consortium as a Multinational Strategy for Promoting Internationalization” at the NAFSA 57th Annual Conference in Seattle, 29 May-3 June 2005.  A revised version of the paper was presented in a session on “International University Consortia: A Strategic Tool for Internationalisation” at the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for International Education, Basel, 13-16 September 2006.


THE BOLOGNA PROCESS NATIONAL SEMINAR

Organised by the Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST).  As facilitator for a panel presentation on the International Dimension, I provided a summary of the main points.

Canberra, 7 September 2006


TNE GOOD PRACTICE WORKSHOP

Summary and next direction

Melbourne, 2 August 2006


2005


AUSTRALIAN VICE-CHANCELLORS COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The impact of Free Trade Agreements on education with particular reference to the implications of the FTA with China”.

Adelaide, 22-23 November 2005


AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES QUALITY AGENCY TRANSNATIONAL EDUCATION AUDITOR TRAINING PROGRAM

A few cultural tips when auditing offshore

Melbourne, 28 October 2005


2004


INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF UNIVERSITIES SEMINAR

The teaching-research nexus

Budapest, September 2004


AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES QUALITY FORUM

Workshop “Internationalisation: quality and transnational education

Adelaide, 8 July 2004


INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHERS CONFERENCE

Cities, universities and global competitiveness

Adelaide, 13-16 April 2004


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FLINDERS UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Adelaide, 19 February, 16 June 2008


Two seminars on “Leadership in International and Community Engagement”.  The first seminar centred on the activities and performance of the University in the international and community engagement programs.  The second seminar explored different aspects of leadership in a university environment.  Workshops explored how participants would respond to particular scenarios within the international and community engagement portfolios.  The seminar concluded with an argument that all leadership in the University should be set within a global context, such is the impact of globalisation on the core business of the University: its teaching, research and community engagement.


ENVIRONMENTAL STRATEGIES


New urban forms are emerging in the Asian Pacific region, and they range from extended metropolitan regions, to world cities, mega-cities and mega-urban corridors.  They create new environmental challenges.  The widespread existence of slums and squatter settlements pose particular environmental problems.  In the seminar we look at slum improvement programs in the Bangladesh cities of Dhaka and Dinajpure.  The final theme in the seminar is the environmental strategies implemented in Singapore. A two hour seminar.


LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY


What is leadership in the urban environmental management?  The seminar explores a framework, which I have dubbed SPERLL, which focuses on six key leadership qualities: strategic thinking; relationship management; ethics; risk assessment; emotional intelligence; and learning cultures.  I examine the policy framework for the urban environment developed by Mike Douglass and Ooi Giok Ling, and follow this with a closer look of the state - civil society link, and public-private partnerships in addressing environmental problems.  A two hour seminar.


Both the above are seminars in a Masters level topic (ie subject) Urban Environmental Management which is part of the Masters of Environmental Management.


ASIA AND THE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY


The lecture explores the nature of education and knowledge cities in the Asian Pacific region, and strategies to create a niche in the global knowledge economy.  The centrepiece is an examination of Singapore’s experience in creating a hub for world class universities and its aspirations to become a ‘global schoolhouse’.


The lecture is in an undergraduate topic in Asian Regional Development. Click here for an outline.


ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN MEGA-URBAN REGIONS: LEARNING FROM PACIFIC ASIA


The four lessons I have learned from Pacific Asia:

The significance of the urban revolution in the 21st century

The impact the urban revolution will have on our understanding of the environment

How we might think about the sustainability of cities

The essential ingredients in successful environmental strategies


Click here for the Summary.  These two undergraduate lectures are in Sustainability and Development.















Ho Chi Minh City, 1984

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INTERVIEW


Dean Forbes interviewed by David Hill. Flinders University, 2 July 2010. The interview was conducted as part of The Development of a National Strategic Plan for Indonesian in Australian Universities, Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Audio (MP3)

Download (63MB)


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“My time is running out

and still

I have not sung

the true song

the great song”


Leonard Cohen My Time (Book of Longing, McClelland & Stewart, Montreal, 2006, p 178)


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