Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series (GLS) is a lively program of events for alumni and community members. Join us for lectures and discussions with the best of the best UQ-related speakers on matters that impact your community and shape your ideas of the world.

The series is an opportunity for you to engage with great minds on global matters, participate in thought-provoking discussions and network with UQ alumni and community members. All alumni, parents, community members and friends are welcome to attend the Global Leadership Series events.

 

Global Leadership Series 2021 podcasts and webinars

 

 

Global Leadership Series: What's it all about? Constitution, treaty, voice.

When the Uluru Statement from the Heart was released in 2017, it called for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to be enshrined in the Australian Constitution. It was an important moment in our country’s history, calling for structural reform to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a greater say in the laws, policies and services that impact them. UQ alumnus Professor Megan Davis, the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law at UNSW Sydney reflects on key concepts of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and important questions facing Australia on the path to a better future.
 

 

Global Leadership Series: Building trust in a post-truth world

This edition of the Global Leadership Series, held at Custom’s House in Brisbane, Australia, explores the topic of building trust in a post-truth world. 

While recent public enquiries have uncovered systematic failings of ethical culture, integrity, and governance in a number of sectors, they also provide a platform for change and rebuilding trust.  In a global pandemic, this opportunity is heightened.  Despite many politicians and individuals questioning public health responses such as lockdown measures and vaccination, we have seen growing support for expert opinion. 

UQ trust experts Professor Matthew Hornsey, Professor Nicole Gillespie, and James Mabbott, Partner in Charge at KPMG Futures, explore how trust in organisations and institutions can be built, restored, and preserved.

 

 

 

Global Leadership Series 2020 webinars 
 

Global Leadership Series webinar: US Election: Trump vs Biden

The election of Donald Trump to arguably the most powerful presidency in the world sent shockwaves through the global community. While many rejoiced his challenging of the global order from NATO to China, others feared he lacked the temperament and judgment to lead the US on the world stage.


 

 

Global Leadership Series webinar: Fight or flight: Managing anxiety in changing times

We all have smoke detector alarms built in. Rather than a loud beep, we feel a tenseness in the body, a racing heart, a quickening of the breath – the collective of these symptoms is known as anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in Australia, with one in four people experiencing it at some stage in their life.

 

 

Global Leadership Series webinar: What to expect from a trans-Tasman travel bubble

After months of isolation and economic strain, pressure is mounting to create a trans-Tasman tourism bubble. As many people gear up to book their first holiday or family visit across the Tasman, others are more concerned about the potential risks that travel between Australia and New Zealand could create. In this webinar, our expert panel will discuss the likelihood and logistics of a trans-Tasman travel bubble, and the risks and benefits it would bring to both Australia and New Zealand.

 

Global Leadership Series webinar: Good enough to eat?

GM crops are currently grown on almost 200 million hectares in 25 different countries. This presentation by Professor Ian Godwin will focus on the benefits and risks associated with these crops, and outline some of the exciting new breeding technologies. 




 

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Global Leadership Series webinar: Creativity in the time of COVID-19

In the midst of a global pandemic and upheaval that comes with it, creative pursuits can be bogged down by uncertainty, anxiety and isolation. How can one write about the world when it looks so different than it did a few months ago? UQ’s panel of authors and experts will draw upon their own experience to discuss how to continue one’s creative journey during times of disruption.

 

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