Global Leadership Symposium Series - Canberra

Global Leadership Symposium Series - Canberra

Explore the ideas and debates that shape Australia's national and international agendas with leading policy-makers, diplomats and global experts.


  • Discuss democracy, Twitter diplomacy and election campaigns with ABC journalists at the forefront of political reporting in Parliament House.
  • Gain insight into foreign policy and the daily life of a diplomat during private briefings at embassies.
  • Visit Australia’s key landmarks including the National Art Gallery, Museum and War Memorial.
  • Network with like-minded Macquarie students, industry experts and international leaders.
  • Earn 20 experiential credit points (undergraduate), 1 domestic conference for your Cross Cultural Practicum (postgraduate) or the meet the requirements of your GLP approved event (study abroad & exchange).

What's included?

  • Coach transport to and from Canberra
  • Twin share accommodation in serviced apartments at the Medina Classic in Kingston, close to shops, cafes and bars
  • All meals, excluding breakfast on Thursday and lunch on Sunday
  • All briefings, seminars and visits
  • All entrance fees to the Museum, Gallery and War Memorial

How can I apply?

The Canberra Symposium runs in Session 1 and Session 2. The next Symposium will run in Session 2, 2018. GLP students will be notified when applications open.

Applications are open to all Macquarie University students.

The GLP is looking for applicants who will;

  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in engaging with Australian politics, culture and diplomacy and furthering their understanding of Australia’s national and international agendas;
  • Contribute to considered, respectful and open inquiry and dialogue in visits, briefings and group discussions;
  • Contribute to a positive team environment; and
  • Be available to attend a pre-departure session on Thursday 15 March, 3pm – 4pm.

GLP student, Perri Reynolds on the GLP Canberra Symposium, 2016

I really loved that there’s something for everyone in this symposium – both for those seeking a career in diplomacy and for those interested in animal conservation, climate change, art, history, media, social justice and psychology.

Perri Reynolds, Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Laws

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