Politics – In parliament and beyond

At university information days around the country, prospective students (and their parents!) often ask ‘What job will I get if I study political science?’ The answer, political scientists will often say, is that the possibilities are endless.

This panel provides an opportunity for anyone interested in politics to understand more about what the study of politics can offer as a way of shaping future career pathways. University of Melbourne political scientist Sarah Maddison will facilitate a panel including a politician, an activist and a diplomat, to explore the ways in which the study of politics has shaped their view of the world and the work that they want to do in it.

Limited places only, contact organiser Sarah Maddison to book.

Amanda is a community organiser and social change thinker. She co-founded the digital campaign group GetUp.org.au, and founded and ran Australia’s largest and broadest community coalition, the Sydney Alliance. She has also been the President of the National Union of Students (NSW), co-founder of Labor for Refugees and an elected official of Unions NSW. Amanda currently hosts the...
After graduating from the University of Canberra Peta began her career with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2010. She worked in India to manage Australia’s reputation as a safe destination for international students and in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Turkey to implement Australia’s new system for live exports, before taking...
  Adam is the Federal Member for Melbourne and Adam has portfolio responsibilities within the Greens for climate change, energy, employment & industrial relations and science, research and innovation. Before becoming an MP, Adam worked as a public interest lawyer representing some of Melbourne’s lowest paid workers, including outworkers in the clothing industry. Adam completed undergraduate degrees in...
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SSW Speakers
Mark Morri
A crime author and journalist
Greg Barton
Shanthi Robertson
Academic: Senior Research Fellow, Institute For Culture And Society
Academic: DECRA Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Writer, Lawyer
Farida Fozdar
Academic: Sociologists - Deputy Head (Research), UWA School of Social Sciences
Deborah Lupton
Academic: Centenary Research Professor, Communication
Anthony Elliott
Academic: Dean of External Engagement
Joel McGregor
Associate Lecturer, PhD Candidate
Ben Lohmeyer
Critical youth sociologist and youth worker
Duncan McNab
Journalist & Author
Xanthé Mallett
Academic: Criminologist and forensic scientist
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