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Ambassador Hsiao Bi-Khim: Peace in Taiwan – Democracy, Freedom and the Indo-Pacific

Amb. Hsiao is Taiwan’s diplomatic representative to the United States. Bi-khim is a decorated Taiwanese politician, having served twice in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan (Taiwan’s lower house) as an elective...

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Dr. Claire Wardle – Lies, Damned Lies and Social Media

Dr. Claire Wardle is a leading expert on social media, user generated content, and verification. Her research sits at the intersection of technology, communications theory, and mass and social...

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Dr Thomas Mahnken: Going Nuclear – Submarines, AUKUS and Great Power Competition

Dr. Thomas Mahnken is President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He currently serves as a member of the Congressionally-mandated National Defense Strategy Commission and...

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Nathan Law: Fighting for Freedom – Democracy, The CCP and Hong Kong

Nathan Law is a young Hong Kong democracy activist, currently in exile in London. A key figure in the Umbrella Movement in 2014, Nathan and other student leaders founded the...

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Rob Wilcox: Guns in America – Violence, Rights and Politics

Rob Wilcox is the Federal Legal Director at ‘Everytown for Gun Safety’, the leading gun safety movement in the United States ( A qualified commercial lawyer, Rob’s life changed...

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Misha Zelinsky is an economist, lawyer and public policy expert. He is regularly published in The Sydney Morning Herald, Huffington Post and The Australian Financial Review. He is the author of the JCRC essay  ‘Housing Addicts? How the Australian Dream turned into a national nightmare’.

With a passion for indigenous justice, Misha began his career as a criminal defence lawyer for the Aboriginal Legal Service. He is a graduate of the University of Wollongong and holds a Master of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Misha is the Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Workers’ Union, Australia’s largest blue-collar union, where he started as the Chief Economist in 2011. He is a director of Cbus Super, an industry superannuation fund with $48 billion under management. 

When he’s not overanalysing Australian and international politics, Misha takes a keen interest in sports Australia can win in regularly and a passing interest in those we can’t.


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