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Theme: TEDxFulbrightSydney

This event occurred on
October 19, 2017
Camperdown, New South Wales

Fulbright alumni are the soul of TEDxFulbright in Australia, involved as speakers, organisers or volunteers. Through TEDxFulbright events Fulbrighters showcase the Fulbright Program’s thought leadership, by communicating their meaningful but often complex research and expertise in lay terms and using the engaging TEDx format. In the words of Senator J William Fulbright, “[…] The [Fulbright] Program aims…to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.” TEDxFulbrightSydney will take place on Thursday 19 October at the Messel Lecture Theatre, Sydney Nanoscience Hub, University of Sydney. Reflecting the Fulbright exchange program, TEDxFulbright seeks to facilitate an experience that embodies the continued power of progress through international, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary connection and community action. TEDxFulbright events have been held since 2012 in several cities including Cambridge (MA), Frankfurt am Main, Dublin, Washington (DC), Santa Monica (CA), Melbourne, Canberra and Bogotá.

Messel Lecture Theatre, Sydney Nanoscience Hub
Physics Rd
Camperdown, New South Wales, 2006
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Adam Lockyer

Adam is a Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at Macquarie University. He held the 2015 Fulbright Scholarship in US-Australian Alliance Studies at Georgetown University. Before joining the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, Adam was a Research Fellow in Defence Studies at the University of New South Wales. He has also held positions at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, in Washington, DC, and was also awarded the Lowy Institute’s 2008 Thawley Scholarship in International Security. He also spent four years serving in the Australian Army.

Andrew Barron

Andrew is a researcher in comparative neuroscience at Macquarie University. He studied for both his undergraduate and Doctoral degree at Cambridge University UK, and in 2001 received a Fulbright Scholarship to travel to the US to study honey bee honey neurobiology at the University of Illinois. There he developed a fascination with the insect brain that has shaped much of his career. In 2015 he was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to develop a model of the honey bee brain.

David Kinley

David is a Professor holding the Chair in Human Rights Law at University of Sydney and is an Expert Member of Doughty Street Chambers in London. He specialises in the area of the global economy and human rights and has worked for more than 25 years all over the world with governments, international organisations, law firms, corporations and NGOs in the field. He is the author of a dozen books including Civilising Globalisation and, most recently, Necessary Evil: how to fix finance by saving human rights.

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Emma Barrett

Emma is a NSW Health Research Fellow and Forensic Psychologist at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), University of NSW. She holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and completed her PhD at NDARC in 2012. She leads a multidisciplinary program of research that addresses mental health and substance use disorders among individuals exposed to trauma. In recognition of the quality of her research, Emma has received a number of academic awards, including the 2015 UNSW Dean’s Rising Star Award and the 2017 Young Tall Poppy Science Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science.

Roxanne Moore

Roxanne is a Noongar woman and human rights lawyer from Margaret River in Western Australia. She is an Indigenous Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International, focussing on youth justice. Roxanne previously worked for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Hon Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC QC; as a commercial litigator; and has international experience with UNHCR Jordan and New York University’s Global Justice Clinic. Roxanne studied law at the University of WA, and completed an LLM (International Legal Studies) at New York University.

Sophie Hollingsworth

Sophie is a former ballerina turned award winning explorer. Sophie is the 2017 New Explorer of the Year and currently pursuing a Master of Health Security. As the Founder of AquaAid International, Sophie works with Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa’s most remote communities establishing sustainable sources of clean water and basic sanitation. Her passion for exploration and discovering indigenous ways of life has led her undertake descents of uncharted rivers in Madagascar, desert transects in Namibia, and ethnographic research in Vanuatu. Sophie’s work has been showcased by National Geographic and the United Nations.

Tessa Boyd-Caine

Tessa is the founding CEO of Health Justice Australia, established in 2016 as the national centre for health justice partnerships. She has worked in health, criminal justice and human rights organisations in Australia and internationally. She was previously Deputy CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service. Her work as the inaugural recipient of the Fulbright Professional Scholarship in Nonprofit Leadership was published as ‘Lead or be left behind: Sustaining trust and confidence in Australia’s charities’. She is on the Board of Gondwana Choirs, the leader in Australian choral performance.

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Canberra, Australia