15 Minutes in Canberra

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in foreign policy? Canberra is buzzing with seasoned foreign affairs and strategic policy experts, but for newcomers and mid-tier professionals, the ‘Canberra bubble’ can be tricky to navigate.

Join host Hayley Channer on the ground as she speaks with colleagues from government, academia, and the private sector, to bring you their unique policy insights and career advice in a neat 15 minutes.  

Based in Canberra, Australia, Hayley Channer is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.

A Jeff of two trades: working at the nexus of trade and international relations

Trade wars in international relations are becoming increasingly common, with recent examples including economic sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, and China’s trade coercion of Australia. In both cases, trade conflicts are being driven by geopolitical issues rather than straight trade disagreements. With the relationship between trade and security becoming more intertwined, experts with knowledge and skills in these areas are in high demand.

Joining host Hayley Channer on the podcast this week is Dr Jeffrey Wilson, who has just completed four years as the Perth USAsia Centre’s inaugural Research Director. Dr Wilson is connected to Canberra, having completed his PhD at the Australian National University. In this episode, he shares insights from his career.

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