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.

What’s it like to be a diplomat in Bangkok?

Joining the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, can open a spectrum of opportunities, from working on trade negotiations, to engaging regional multilateral groups, to being posted overseas to work at an Australian Embassy. This week on 15 Minutes in Canberra, Lowy Institute Research Fellow and former Office of National Intelligence official, Susannah Patton, discusses her career journey, including working as a diplomat in Bangkok at a time of anti-government protests, military coup, terrorist attacks, and the death of Thailand’s King.

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