2 years ago

6 April, 2016

Room 109 (Theatre 2) Alan Gilbert Building, The University of Melbourne

Organised by:
Labor voice Club

The Labor Club Presents an evening with Professor John Langmore and Dr Daniel McCarthy as they interrogate Labor's tradition of Australian Foreign Policy and connect it to broader global political processes.

Afterwards we'll be heading to The Clyde Hotel to discuss things further. This will be a thought provoking event you will not want to miss.

Professor John Langmore is the Assistant Director Research (Security and Political Engagement) in the Melbourne School of Government.

Between 1963 and 1976 he worked in Papua New Guinea as a public servant and university lecturer where he led the preparation of the first national plan.

Between 1976 and 1984 he was an economic advisor to the Australian Parliamentary Labor Party. In 1984 he was elected to the House of Representatives, serving in the Hawke and Keating Governments.

He retired from parliament in 1996 to become Director of the UN Division for Social Policy and Development in New York for five years and then Representative of the International Labour Organization to the United Nations for two.

He was responsible for the organisation of the 24th special session of the General Assembly which was the first world conference to agree on the global target for halving serious poverty by 2015.

Dr Daniel McCarthy was previously Fellow in Global Politics in the Department of Government, London School of Economics, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sussex, and Lecturer in Security Studies in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University.

His research interests are International Relations theory, Science and Technology Studies, theories of social power, historical materialism and American foreign policy, particularly in relation to the role of technology and the non-human world in global politics.