Gen A | Leadership and Australia-India Relations with Lisa SinghVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Join Asia Society Australia for an intimate masterclass with Lisa Singh, CEO of the Australia India Institute and former Senator for Tasmania.
Lisa was Australia’s first federal parliamentarian of Indian origin and has a wealth of experience in politics and international relations, including representing Australia at the United Nations General Assembly and advocating for human rights.
With her deep knowledge of India-Australia ties and recent involvement in high-level discussions on the bilateral relationship, Lisa is perfectly positioned to provide unique insights on where the key opportunities for engagement with India lie.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Lisa’s own leadership and career journey, and expand your professional network during the post-event networking session with early career professionals over drinks and canapes.
About Gen A: Gen A (Generation Asia) is Asia Society Australia’s emerging leaders network. It is a learning and leadership development platform for early career professionals (under 35) from our member and partner organisations.
Date: Wednesday 21 June 2023
Time: 5.45pm arrival for 6pm start. Event to be followed by networking and canapes for in person attendees.
Venue: Asia Trade and Innovation Hub, Level 2, Building 8, RMIT University, 368-374 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Registration is essential. For any enquiries, please contact email@example.com
About our Speakers
Lisa Singh, CEO, Australia India Institute
Lisa Singh is a former Australian Senator and was the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the Australian Parliament. She is also a former Tasmanian Member of Parliament and Minister in the Tasmanian Government. She is currently the CEO of the Australia India Institute at the University of Melbourne, a research and policy thinktank advancing Australia-India relations. She is also Deputy Chair of the Australia-India Council and sits on the advisory boards of the University of Melbourne’s Asialink and UNSW’s Australian Human Rights Institute.
In 2014 she was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the President of India for building friendly Australia-India relations, the highest civilian honour for a person of Indian origin. Representing Australia as an influential professional, Lisa has been advancing Australia’s political and economic ties with the Indo-Pacific region for over a decade. She was a parliamentary delegate to the 2016 United Nations General Assembly, and an official observer of the 2022 Fiji elections and the 2019 Solomon Islands elections. She actively participates in inter-country dialogues and recently hosted the Track 1.5 Australia India Leadership Dialogue.
Aster Haile, Generation Asia Lead & Program and Research Officer
Aster Haile joined Asia Society Australia in 2022, where she is a Program and Research Officer and leads the Generation Asia initiative. Aster assists with the organisation’s Melbourne based programming, including the activation of the Asia Trade and Innovation Hub.
Aster graduated from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies). During her studies, she was awarded a New Colombo Plan scholarship by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and undertook 18 months of study in Indonesia focused on regional security in Southeast Asia and international development. Aster is passionate about migration issues, having worked with Migrant CARE in Jakarta and conducted research on the rights of labour migrants in Singapore.
Prior to working with Asia Society Australia, Aster was a Program and Engagement Manager for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Victoria, expanding the reach of the world’s leading youth development program. She is currently undertaking a Master of Development Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Asia Society Australia acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.