Professor Gordon Flake Interviews Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy
In the latest instalment of the In Conversation Series, Professor Gordon Flake catches up with Perth USAsia Centre Research Director Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy. Fluent in English, French and Bahasa Indonesian, Dr O’Shaughnessy holds a PhD in Indonesian History from the University of Western Australia. She and Gordon discuss highlights from her career, which encompasses an impressive 16 years working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in various diplomatic roles, including as the High Commissioner of Australia to Mauritius and Seychelles. The pair explore priorities for policymakers focused on the Indian Ocean region, and Kate shares which areas of the Australia-Indonesia relationship she looks forward to working on next.