October Seminar


Parliamentary Internship program in Myanmar

Date Monday 28th October 2019

Time 5:30 pm for 6pm start

Venue PAR-Old Arts-129 (Theatre B), Old Arts Building, The University of Melbourne.

Please see the map here. https://maps.unimelb.edu.au/parkville/building/149/129

RSVP by 26th please for catering purpose. Email: admin@aummi.edu.au

No charge, but GOLD COIN DONATIONS requested to cover costs.

Jon Breukel has a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Melbourne, majoring in politics, philosophy and Indian Studies. He has two post-graduate qualifications in education and information management from La Trobe. Jon has worked as a teacher, film maker, executive record producer, fundraiser, human rights activist, parliamentary librarian and is currently Research Manager at the Victorian Parliamentary Library, where he coordinates the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program (VPIP). This successful program, now involving five universities, has operated for 30 years and involved 1200 interns. Jon has now embarked upon the challenging task of introducing parliamentary internships to Myanmar.

Judith Graley is the former Labor MP for Narre Warren South and has been a keen participant in VPIP for 12 years. She has worked as a politics tutor at La Trobe and Melbourne universities, a local councillor, a school teacher and in 2017 was a consultant for the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) in a mentoring program for women MPs in Myanmar (Judith mentored Daw Nan Moe, a federal MP from Shan State). Judith has a strong connection with VPIP, having worked for a Victorian MP who started out as an intern and also as an MP herself, having hosted several interns, including one who became an MP.

Dr Lea Campbell manages the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team at The University of Melbourne’s Arts Faculty and is the VPIP academic supervisor for the School of Social and Political Sciences, offering academic and strategic leadership to the program.

A question and answer session will be conducted after the talk.

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