Domestic Symposium to Canberra

Domestic Symposium to Canberra

Picture of parllament house in Canberra

Photo by Fauzan Amhed Tariq The Global Leadership Program’s Domestic Symposium - Canberra consolidates the integral themes of leadership, international awareness and development of professional skills within the setting of Australia’s democratic and diplomatic core.

The Symposium canvasses a broad spectrum of ideas that challenge students to critically consider and engage in the debates that define Australia’s political, social and cultural landscape today.

Through a range of briefings and cultural activities, students gain a well-rounded perspective of contemporary global issues and Australia’s place in the world.

The Symposium runs in Session 1 and Session 2 every year.

In Session 1, 2017, the Domestic Symposium will take place from Thursday 23 March 2017 to Sunday 26 March 2017. Applications are on a competitive basis and will open Monday 6 February and will close Monday 27 February 2017.

The Session 1, 2017 Symposium will feature a range of briefings and visits, including:

  • Briefing with Linda Burney MP;
  • Question Time at Australian Parliament House;
  • Embassy of the United States of America;
  • High Commission of Canada;
  • Briefing at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;
  • Guided tours of the Australian National Zoo, National Gallery of Australia, and High Court of Australia; and
  • Australian War Memorial.

What you need to know

Applications are on a competitive basis and will close on Monday 27 February. Email for details the cost, itinerary and a link to the application form.

You must be a currently enrolled Macquarie University student to apply for and attend the Domestic Symposium

Email the GLP Team on for any questions!

I really loved that there was something for everyone in this Symposium - not only for those seeking a career in diplomacy, but also animal conservation, climate change areas, art, history, media, social justice and psychology, and of course, a fantastic cross-cultural aspect which connected us to our personal Australian history. I believe it was especially good for the exchange students to connect with the history, as for many this was the first time that our painful past was brought out into the open.

Perri, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

For more information, please refer to the Global Leadership Program Domestic Symposium – Canberra Flyer (hyperlink this).

Photo - EA

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