Presented by the ANU Postgraduate and Research Student Association (PARSA), ANU Tomorrow showcases the University's research talent, and highlights in particular the diversity of our research. ANU Tomorrow is akin to an academic TED Talk, and is presented in an engaging manner, showcasing the contributions being made today for tomorrow.
In this year's lecture, we have quite the line-up. Presenting their research are the following:
Our Chancellor and former Foreign Minister, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans
Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA has been Chancellor of The Australian National University since January 2010, and is the former Foreign Minister of Australia. He has written and edited 12 books, has published many newspaper articles and over 100 journal articles and chapters on foreign relations, human rights and legal and constitutional reform. Professor the Hon Gareth Evans has honorary doctorates from Melbourne, Sydney, Carleton and Queen's Universities; and has lectured at many universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Yale, Stanford and the Central European University.
ANU Senior Research Fellow at the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Medal of the Order of Australia recipient, Dr Kamalini Lokuge.
An expert in public health responses to humanitarian crises, Dr Lokuge leads the Humanitarian Research Program at the Research School of Population Health, ANU. Her appointment follows previous positions as a doctor and medical epidemiologist for international health organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF/Doctors Without Borders), the World Health Organisation, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. She was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for her work in 2010; and has provided medical care and epidemiological services over the last two decades in a range of humanitarian emergencies around the world.
ANU Master of University House, Professor of Forestry at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Schlich Medallist recipient, and Rhodes Scholar, Professor Peter Kanowski.
Peter's academic roles comprise academic and professional leadership; research and teaching focused on forest and environmental policy, on sustainability; policy learning and development, and community engagement, associated with forest-related issues. Peter was a Schlich Medallist at the Australian National University, where he completed an Honours degree in forestry, and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, where he completed a doctorate in forest genetics. He worked in forest management and research in Australia for 3 years, and lectured at Oxford University's Forestry Institute for 7 years, before taking up the Chair of Forestry at ANU in 1995.
ANU Tomorrow is an event showcasing the ground-breaking research happening here at ANU, Australia #1 university.
Come and hear the future today.