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, such as, 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 close to shops, cafes and bars
  • Most meals
  • All briefings, seminars and visits
  • All entrance fees for included sightseeing activities

How can I apply?

The Canberra Symposium usually runs in Session 1 and Session 2. GLP students are notified via email when applications open.

Applications are also 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
  • Attend and contribute to pre-departure activities.

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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