5:30pm - 6:30pm
LIVESTREAM Your competitive edge in our new world
Considering postgraduate study? Now is the time to invest in yourself to prepare for the future of work post COVID-19. Living through a pandemic and experiencing its ramifications both economically and socially on our community has not been easy. Yet this unique time has presented both businesses and individuals with an opportunity – an opportunity to embrace the change and adapt for a brighter future. Learn how you can use this time to re-align career goals, upskill and equip yourself through postgraduate study for the new future of work. Hear from an expert panel including UNSW Professor of Economics Richard Holden, career advisor Blair Slater and UNSW postgraduate alumni. They’ll reveal the new in-demand skills, share insight into gaining a competitive edge in the new job market and discuss how to establish long-term career success. Panelists Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School and was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017. Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar. Professor Holden has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the Harvard Economics Department, the MIT Department of Economics and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. His research has been featured in press articles in such outlets as: The New York Times, The Financial Times, the New Republic, and the Daily Kos. More info here. Blair Slater is the Portfolio Lead & Head of Student Career-ready Connections at UNSW Sydney. Blair has a background in student career development, international education and work integrated learning and is currently overseeing Employer Engagement & Partnerships, Global Careers and Employability Experiences in the role of Portfolio Lead, Student Career-Ready Connections. Through his extensive knowledge of student career development and work integrated learning at UNSW, Blair will add a valuable voice to this conversation about the career services on offer at UNSW – highlighting examples of where a postgraduate degree can take you and how UNSW can get you there. Blair will also give insights and advice to international prospects on what they can expect in the job market upon completing a postgraduate degree in Australia. Talia Stump has over 10 years’ experience working to enhance the inclusion and wellbeing of refugee communities through policy, research and practice. In 2019 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to Canada, US, Germany, Norway and Sweden to research strategies to support the secondary migration of refugees to regional and rural towns. Talia is passionate about creating impact through collaboration, ensuring that people with lived experience are at the centre of decisions that affect them. She currently works as Associate Director Settlement for Multicultural NSW where she leads the Settlement Policy team which advises the NSW Coordinator General for Refugee Resettlement, Professor Peter Shergold. Talia holds a Master of Development Studies (Refugees and Displacement) from UNSW, a Master of Social Work, and Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies). Mitasha Yu completed her Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and Master of Public Health at UNSW. In her last role, she was Head of International Programs at an international development organisation. She has 12 years’ experience in the public health and global development sector covering program management, operations management, strategic planning, advocacy, research, education and campaigns. She also is highly passionate about climate change and health, and modelling mitigation and adaptation strategies. With a proven track record of program management in complex environments, she has worked on and led teams globally that have implemented 40 programs across 10 countries valued over $11m. She also has experience in teaching and providing clinical care to improve eye health. Mitasha is motivated by collaborating with people to solve problems, learning from the best and inspiring creative solutions through strong leadership. Chair Chris Lewis is Head of Partnerships at UNSW Sydney. Chris is a passionate advocate for the role of education in just about any context. As the panel chair, Chris will shape the discussion around 'what makes now the right time to invest in yourself'.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
LIVESTREAM UNSW Law Virtual International Student Information Session
Are you an international student thinking about studying law? Explore your study options at a global top 15 law school*! Join us at our online UNSW Law Virtual Information Session to learn more about UNSW Law programs and opportunities. This is your chance to hear from our academics, students, alumni, and career advisors. Whether you are thinking about studying undergraduate law, a Juris Doctor, a Master of Laws, Practical Legal Training (PLT) or even research, let us help you find the right program for you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to find out more about studying law at UNSW Sydney. Register now. Please note this event is exclusively for International Students. *QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm
LIVESTREAM Above the Law: new forms of accountability for sexual misconduct
A discussion about gender, power, and finding a way through to a more ethical legal profession. What is it about the legal profession that has allowed sexual misconduct to go “unseen” for so long, and how do we use this moment to design safer systems? In this webinar, we will break open the structures of the legal profession that insulate it from the regulatory eye. We will explore how the evolution of the profession has allowed it to operate above the law and has enabled sexual misconduct to become an open secret. Our discussion will focus on mechanisms for accountability, and how to initiate cultural change. How can we better respond to the ongoing harms to people inside the profession from many forms of discrimination, including gender-based abuse? Presented by the Australian Human Rights Institute and UNSW Law.
4:30pm - 6:00pm
LIVESTREAM How can corporate law help under the pandemic?
The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Conference virtual panel sessions. The conference is dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”. The topic of this session is “How can corporate law help under the pandemic?” and will be led by CIBEL member Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng. This 90-minute online session will be live-streamed and open to registered audiences. The session will be made up of presentations and Q&As. Audiences will be able to ask questions. *Registration is free of charge but is essential. An online link will be sent separately on the morning of the event, so please double check your email address when register. **Time displayed is Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST, UTC +10). Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the global economy and flow of capital and people. Business organisations are facing unprecedented challenges given the incoming wave of economic recession. Corporate law is critical in allowing businesses to respond quickly to these challenges. This session will explore important issues in corporate law that can help alleviate the difficulties caused by the pandemic. These issues include the use of electronic and virtual meetings for the board and general meetings; the appropriateness of corporate actions in fighting the pandemic from a corporate social responsibility perspective; and adjustments to multinational corporations to reflect new medical law standards under the pandemic. Associate Professor Charlie Xiao-chuan Weng will host a panel of eminent corporate scholars from the Asian Pacific region to discuss the issues mentioned above and their implications to the whole region. He will be joined by Associate Professor I-Tzu Su of National Chung Hsing University, Associate Professor Christopher Chen Chao-hung of Singapore Management University, and Dr Xu Qian of Hong Kong University. Register Here
1:00pm - 2:00pm
LIVESTREAM Public Law Responses to COVID-19
REGISTER HERE What is the relationship between Commonwealth and state government responses to the Covid19 pandemic? States have responded differently to the pandemic, and we have seen Commonwealth-state co-operation through novel public law institutions such as the ‘National Cabinet’, as well as disagreement among Commonwealth and state governments in a range of key areas – especially in the context of education and the closure/opening of schools. Ultimately we will ask whether federalism has made us safer, or simply more confused, as we confront the challenges raised by the pandemic. Speakers: Professor Andrew Lynch, Head of School and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales The Hon Adrian Piccoli, Director of the UNSW Gonski Institute for Education and Professor of Practice, School of Education, University of New South Wales Dr Tamara Tulich, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia Dr Shipra Chordia, NSW Bar, G+T Centre Fellow Chair: Professor George Williams, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales This Webinar is a joint initiative of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Gonski Institute for Education and the New Economic Policy Initiative at the University of New South Wales
4:30pm - 6:00pm
LIVESTREAM The pandemic and investment law: a good or bad coincidence?
The Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre invites you to attend the 2020 CIBEL Global Network Conference virtual panel sessions. The conference is dedicated to research on the urging issues in the international business and economic law field with the theme of “COVID-19 and international economic law: China and a changing world”. The topic of this session is “The pandemic and investment law: a good or bad coincidence?” and will be led by CIBEL member Dr Lu Wang. This 90-minute online session will be live-streamed and open to registered audiences. The session will be made up of presentations and Q&As. Audiences will be able to ask questions. Registration is free of charge but is essential. An online link will be sent separately on the morning of the event, so please double check your email address when register. Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic is strongly affecting foreign investment and is likely to have lasting effects on investment law and policy making. Numerous states have taken investment policy measures to tackle unprecedented pandemic and its economic and social fallouts. How has the pandemic changed the rules on foreign investment? What impact will these changes have on the existing investment treaty regime? What are the implications for the post-pandemic investment policymaking? This session will provide a global perspective on these questions, and explore some critical issues including the screening of foreign investment for national security reasons, regulatory challenges associated with foreign SOE acquisitions, investment protectionism and liberalisation, balancing investment protection and states’ right to regulate, international investment governance, and reform of the international investment law regime. Dr Lu Wang will host a panel of international investment law experts discussing the issues mentioned above. Register Here
9:00am - 4:00pm
UNSW Open Day
Make your Open Day experiences count and get a taste for the UNSW student life – explore our Kensington and Paddington campuses, attend mini-lectures, and speak to current students and your future teachers. Discover the opportunities that will shape your future! Start planning your day. Registrations will open shortly.