Look closely at what they have drawn. Carefully read their captions. There are powerful emotions being communicated here. Please listen to what they have to say.
It was my pleasure to be guest speaker at the United Nations Association of Australia, Victorian Division’s Model UN conference on “Combating Climate Change: Committing to Global Action” at […]
In this blog I explore music as a powerful force in helping me not only to cope with my anxiety but also unlock some of the rarely-discussed superpowers that come with anxiety.
On Friday 20th March I was invited with Dr Kumuda Simpson and Dr Tim Thornton to speak on a panel at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, hosted by Social […]
Climate change is the defining social, economic and political issue of the 21st century. On Friday 20th March I was invited to speak at the VCE Teachers Conference in Melbourne, […]
What might a holistic environmental politics look like in the Age of Consequences? This semester I have been exploring this question with students in my undergraduate class Global Environmental Politics. […]
On Saturday 4th October 2014 I had the pleasure of making a presentation as part of the OASES Graduate College Saturday Breakfast Series. During this workshop, I led participants through […]
Welcome to the first instalment of the La Trobe International Relations Association (LIRA) podcast News You Didn’t Notice, featuring myself along with Dr Michael O’Keefe in conversation with LIRA student panelists Angus […]
With North Korea threatening nuclear war, Hannah Rabe talks to Dr Benjamin Habib about life inside the isolated state. It’s become common knowledge that North Korea is a repressive state. […]
The eyes of the world turned this week to China’s 18th National Communist Party Congress for the unveiling of Xi Jinping as the country’s new president and the composition of […]
BY BEN HABIB. On Wednesday 17th October 2012, I conducted a workshop for local Wodonga group Friends of Willow Park. Friends of Willow Park are a community group which works […]
BY BEN HABIB. Albury-Wodonga is blessed with many young people doing great things for the community, not just in academia but across a range of industries and interest areas. On […]
BY BEN HABIB. On Thursday March 1st, 2012, braving torrential rain, Victory Lutheran College VCE history students, led by their teacher Logan Hayward came to La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus for a workshop presented by myself on Mao Zedong and the Communist Party. The workshop was a supplement to the students’ VCE History studies on the Chinese revolution.
In a recent class activity, members of the second/third year undergraduate subject International Politics of Climate Change: Triumph or Tragedy at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus engaged with a video presentation delivered by emminent American environmentalist Lester Brown. The following excerpts are a summary of the class discussion on what Lester Brown has to say in the video clip.
SOPHIE BUCKLE & BEN HABIB. On Friday 12th August 2011, Sophie Buckle and Ben Habib visited the Albury-Wodonga chapter of the University of the Third Age. During their visit, Ben Habib delivered a presentation to U3A members on politics in the Middle East, while Sophie Buckle conducted an interview with U3A Albury-Wodonga committee members Don Cocks and Lyle Wright, exploring the activities of and the philosophy behind U3A.
BY BEN HABIB, with MARTIN DICKENS, LISA TUCK, LEA MACLAUGHLIN, KRYSTLE BROWN, JESSICA LOVE & ALICIA PETERS. Like everyone else in attendance, I was caught up in the excitement of being part of the spectacle of a live television broadcast. Over 700 people attended the show, the largest ever audience for Q&A. While prepping the audience before the show, Tony Jones described Q&A as an “open democracy experiment” that was “rare in the world”. Or was it?
Watchers of international affairs cannot help but be mesmerised by the rebellions that have unfolded across the Middle East in 2011. In this instalment of the podcast, we are fortunate to be joined by Dr Luca Anceschi from La Trobe University in Melbourne. On Monday 11th April, Luca made a presentation at the LTU Albury-Wodonga campus entitled Revolutions in the Middle East, for second and third year Bachelor of Arts students taking the subject International Relations of the Middle East.
Our guest on the podcast today, Heather Bruer from the Australian Youth Climate Coaltion (AYCC), is a 21 year old Economics student at the University of Adelaide and is currently co-director of the AYCC in South Australia. In December 2010 Heather was part of the Australian Youth Delegation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Council of Parties 16 (COP16) climate talks in Cancún, Mexico. In the podcast, Heather talks about her experiences at COP16 in Cancún, the reasons she became a climate activist and the moral imperative for young people to engage with the politics of climate change, as well as her thoughts on the current carbon pricing debate in Australia.
BY BEN HABIB. This event represented an exiting first for Wodonga, with the Border Mail, ABC Goulburn Murray and La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga joining forces to host a candidates forum for the Victorian state seat of Benambra, in the lead-up to Saturday’s state election. The discussion covered a lot of ground, on the back of some excellent questions from the audience and the panel.
You’re in for a treat here. Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga caught up with Chris Le Breton and Roland Smith, who have just set off on an epic cycling journey called […]