External Advisory Committee
In 2008 the Department created an External Advisory Committee to help it relate to its community partners and to respond to the challenges of the future. Click here for the terms of reference. Click here for its membership. A report detailing the activities of the Committee is available here.
Community partners include the patrons who support student prizes and scholarships, the organizations and individuals that host placements for student interns, experts who contribute guest lectures to students, Honorary Associates and Emeriti, professionals who deliver units of study with a practitioner flavour, research associates, media contacts, and more generally the employers of graduates and the graduates themselves as alumni.
On Thursday 21 May 2012 the Department of Government and International Relations presented the achievements of recent IVth honours graduates. The occasion was sponsored by The Sydney Morning Herald and hosted by the President of the Legislative Council, the Honorable Mr Don Harwin, MLC, at the NSW Parliament House on Macquarie Street in the city. Mr. Tom Allard of The Sydney Morning Herald chaired proceedings. The occasion was an initiative of the External Advisory Committee of the Department. Ms. Kate McFarlane of the Faculty of Arts and Social Science Marketing Department organized the event.
A panel of five recent graduates spoke about their research:
- Lucy Pearson on The responsibility to protect.
- William Mason on The Tea Party The United States
- Lisette Collins on Implementation Sustainability Policies
- Madison Cartwright on Globalisation: Volkswagen and Ford in South African
Alumni and others attended. Current student staffed the welcome desk. There was a lively exchange of questions and answers during the session followed by a reception for further, informal discussion. Thomas Köhler served as the project officer.
For further details, see the following links: click here for the program includes abstracts of these five theses and all others from that year.
To find out more about the External Advisory Committee and its activities contact Professor Emeritus Michael Jackson at