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.

How to secure a career in international relations

Always dreamed of a career in international affairs but not known exactly how to get there or what to expect when you do? On the inaugural episode of 15 Minutes in Canberra, Senior Policy Fellow Hayley Channer interviews Mr Matthew Di Leo, First Secretary (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Seoul. Matt hails from Kalamunda and, as well as DFAT, he has worked for Austrade, the Defence Department, and the Victorian Government.

On the podcast, Matt discusses his pathway to working as a diplomat abroad and offers valuable insights for those aspiring to a role in the field – whether with DFAT or beyond.

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