1 year ago

7 September, 2016

U.S. Consulate General Melbourne

Organised by:
International Relations Society (MELBIRS)


This September, the Melbourne International Relations Society will be visiting the United States Consulate General. There we will be hearing speeches from diplomatic staff on the activities of the Consulate and about diplomatic careers in Australia and abroad.

This visit will be followed by a social nearby so as many people as possible can hear from these esteemed members of the Australian and US diplomatic communities. We will be putting up another event page for this, so stay tuned for details!

Key speakers;

David Livingston, DFAT

David Livingstone is the Deputy State Director, Victoria, for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Previously with DFAT, Mr. Livingstone was Director, APEC Trade and Investment. He has been posted to Baghdad (Deputy Head of Mission, 2011-2012), Hong Kong (Deputy Consul-General, 2007-2011), and Nairobi (Deputy High Commissioner, 2000-2003). His duties in Canberra included lead negotiator on Intellectual Property on the free trade agreement with China, and in Geneva in the World Trade Organization. Mr. Livingstone also worked on defense and security issues on the Korean Peninsula. In 2013, Mr. Livingstone was the Chief of Staff to the then Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, Kelvin Thomson. David Livingstone is an Adjunct Professor with Federation University, and Adjunct Professor with the University of New South Wales.

Todd McGee, U.S. Department of State

Todd McGee is one of two Consular Officers currently assigned to the U.S. Consulate General Melbourne, Australia.

Todd completed his first tour at the U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico serving as a Vice Consul. While assigned to Ciudad Juarez, Todd worked in Non-Immigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas and was the Deputy Fraud Prevention Manager. Todd also completed temporary assignments to Monterrey, Mexico and was the acting Fraud Prevention Manager for Mexico City. Prior to joining the State Department, Todd served in the US Navy for ten years separating as a Lieutenant Commander. Todd has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and was designated a Conrad Scholar while completing his MBA at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Todd is married to Jennifer Liechti and they have a chocolate lab, Caicos. Todd claims one of his greatest diplomatic accomplishments is getting Caicos legally imported to Australia.

Fill out the Expression of Interest form below so we can contact you directly in the coming week to offer places;

Please note that due to US foreign service security restrictions, registration and photo ID are essentual. Attendees without both will not be allowed entry.

We are limited to 25 attendees. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Fill in the Expression of Interest form to hear about the opening of places first!