Local, Regional and International Symposia

Local, Regional and International Symposia

Held in Sydney, around Australia and overseas, the GLP symposia provide a unique view into the social, political and economic workings of our communities through exclusive briefings with local leaders, engagement with community groups and historical overviews of the area.

All symposia incur participations costs. Funding support may be available for students from equity groups, please contact GLP staff to learn more.

Local Symposia

Explore Sydney’s multicultural hubs and further your understanding of their social, political and economic history. You will hear from migrant, community and religious leaders at exclusive briefings, discover exciting new flavours at local eateries, and forge friendships with like-minded GLP students.

The GLP runs cultural days to Auburn, Cabramatta and Redfern, where we work collaboratively with local councils and community organisations who are active in promoting cross-cultural initiatives and celebrating diversity in their region.

As thriving centres of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds these suburbs highlight how patterns of migration have shaped Australia and reflect how significant national decisions and events have played out on a local level.

In 2019, the GLP expanded their local symposia offerings to include Innovation Day, an introduction to Sydney’s start-up ecosystem and innovation landscape. With visits to incubators, start-ups and social enterprises, students find gain first-hand advice from entrepreneurs, develop their creativity and demystify the innovation process.

Regional Symposia

Learn integral themes of leadership, international awareness and political history at Australia’s democratic and diplomatic core, and National Capital, Canberra.

Through a suite of private briefings with diplomats, academics and professionals, you will gain a firsthand and unique insight into the political, historical and cultural identity of Australia.

International Symposia

Learn about the cultural, economic, social and political dynamics of a country and its region through the GLP International Symposium.

Through meetings with non-governmental organisations, multilateral organisations, corporates, diplomats and local and international leaders, you will have the opportunity to broaden your understanding of global issues, including cultural diplomacy, governance, international business and trade, local language and civil society. Cooking classes, walking tours and visits to historical and cultural landmarks means many bucket-list items are ticked off!

Previous International Symposia have travelled to

  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Brazil
  • China
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