ANU UK Alumni Guest Speaker Series

The ANU UK Alumni Network invites you the first event of 2017 - ANU Alumni Guest Speaker Series 2017.

The event will be opened by Alexander Downer, Australian High Commissioner and longest serving Foreign Minister of Australia. Our guest speakers are former graduates of the ANU and come from leading cultural, legal and academic sectors, including Doug Clark, a practicing barrister in Hong Kong, who also provides advice on intellectual property issues in Mainland China and North East Asia and Mark Cossey, a writer, TV producer and occasional broadcaster who has spent most of his career at the BBC working on some of UK's most iconic TV shows. 

The evening will provide thought-provoking presentations followed by an opportunity to meet fellow alumni.

Please RSVP by 17 March 2017.

About the speakers

Doug Clark (LLB(Hons)/BA(Asian Studies) '93) has lived in China, Japan and Korea for over a quarter of a decade having studied in all three countries.  He speaks Chinese and Japanese and dabbles in Korean.  He has practiced as an intellectual property lawyer in China since 1993 and has seen his practice change from (personally) raiding hundreds of factories producing fakes to complex multi-jurisdictional patent litigation. Doug was the founder and then managing partner of an international law firm Hogan Lovell's Shanghai office for most of the 2000s. He now practices as a barrister in Hong Kong.  He has recently published Gunboat Justice, a comprehensive three volume trilogy on British and American extraterritoriality in China and Japan.   He is also the author of Patent Litigation in China and author/editor of a number of other legal texts.  Doug will talk on how he sees China developing in the next decade in light of its incredibly complex historical relationship with the West and Japan.  

Mark Cossey (BA(Hons) '93) is a writer, TV producer and occasional broadcaster. He spent most of his career at the BBC where he worked on the UK's most iconic TV shows including Doctor Who, EastEnders and a Royal Wedding. Twice BAFTA nominated, he has worked as a senior executive in the BBC, Warner Bros. and UKtv.  His first book Trying, a comic memoir, hit the UK Amazon's top 100.  Mark lives in London with his wife and two children. He graduated from the ANU in 1993 with a 1st in Classics.


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