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Season 2 with Cameron Christie

Season 2 Episode 9: A History of Human Rights and Sports Diplomacy with Barbara Keys

In the final episode of Season 2, we’re joined by Associate Professor Barbara Keys of the University of Melbourne. Barbara is a historian of international affairs, and the author of two books – Reclaiming American Virtue and Globalizing Sport. In 2019, she will serve as the president of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations.

This week, we discuss human rights and sports diplomacy.

Season 2 Episode 8: Inside North Korea with Jean Lee

This week we’re joined by award winning expert on North Korea, Jean Lee. Jean currently serves as Director of Hyundai Motor Korea Foundation Centre for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars.

She also led the Associated Press’ coverage of the Korean Peninsula between 2008 and 2013, becoming the first American Reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and opened the Associated Press’ Pyongyang bureau in 2012.

Season 2 Episode 7: China Rising with Rowan Callick OBE FAIIA

In episode 7 we are joined by Walkley Award Winner Rowan Callick. Rowan has worked as a China Correspondent and Asia-Pacific Editor to the Australian Financial Review and the Australian, and was awarded an OBE in 2014.

This week we discuss his experiences as a foreign correspondent, and the rise of China.

Season 2 Episode 6: Diplomacy and Crisis Management with Jean Dunn PSM

This week’s episode features Jean Dunn, currently Director Indo-Pacific of the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies and formerly Australia’s ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Ukraine. In 2016, Jean was presented with the Public Service Medal by the Governor General for her services during the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.

We discuss what it takes to be a successful career diplomat, and the MH17 crisis.

Season 2 Episode 5: Making a Difference in Nepal with Stephanie Woollard

This week’s episode features Stephanie Woollard, founder and director of Seven Women.

Stephanie began Seven Women at the age of 22 after meeting disabled women working in a tin shed in Kathmandu, Nepal. With her last $200, she paid for trainers to teach the women how to produce products for sale, and has now assisted over 5000 women in this way.

She’s also founded a cooking school in Nepal, as well as a responsible travel company named Hands on Development, and in 2016 received the United Nations Rotary International Responsible Business Award.

We discuss how anybody can make a difference through social entrepreneurship.

Season 2 Episode 4: Brokering Peace Agreements with Professor Damien Kingsbury

Professor Damien Kingsbury of Deakin University joins us for episode four of the Dyason House Podcast. Professor Kingsbury is also Deputy-Chair of the Balibo House Trust and a board member with the Australia Myanmar Institute. This week’s episode focuses on his experiences as an adviser to the Aceh peace talks, which democratically ended three decades of war.

Season 2 Episode 3: Cryptocurrencies with Dr Kym Brown

Episode three features Dr Kym Brown, a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the Department of Banking and Finance.

Dr Brown has published works relating to Islamic finance, Chinese banking, developing developing country finance, and crytocurrencies. She joins us to discuss cryptocurrencies, the banking system and international trade.

Season 2 Episode 2: Cyber Security with Bart Hogeveen

Bart Hogeveen joins us for episode two to discuss the role of cyber affairs in international relations.

Bart is currently in charge of cyber capacity-building programmes at the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Bart has also previously worked at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Department of Defence, as well as a number of NATO and EU missions.

Season 2 Episode 1: From PNG to Parliament and Beyond with John Langmore

Season 2 begins with Professor John Langmore of the University of Melbourne. Having began his career working in Papua New Guinea in the lead up to its independence, then becoming elected to the Australian House of Representatives, and later working at the United Nations, Professor Langmore provides a wealth of knowledge in international affairs. This week’s episode provides an overview of his experiences.