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Bernt  Aasen
Bernt Aasen Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, UNICEF

<p>Mr. Bernt Aasen was appointed UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean in August 2009. Amongst his responsibilities for the Region, Mr Aasen leads UNICEF’s involvement with the International Olympic Committee and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to support children’s rights to play, to mobilise communities and deliver important messages. Currently, his focus is the 2016 Olympics and 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. </p> <p>Prior to this assignment, Mr. Aasen served as Director and Chief of Staff, in New York. In this capacity, he managed the Office of the Executive Director and provided advice on policy and management issues to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Directors. In his time at UNICEF he has also served as Senior Advisor/Deputy Director a.i. in the Office of Emergency Programmes and as Director in charge of UN coherence issues. He also led the preparation of Joint UN Programmes supporting the Afghan National Development Strategy as UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2006.</p>

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Margaret Abernathy
Prof Margaret Abernathy B.Ec., Ph.D. Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne

Professor Margaret Abernethy holds the Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce and the Chair in Managerial Accounting at the University of Melbourne. As Dean since 2004, she has been an integral part of the implementation of the Melbourne Model at the University, which included the creation of the GSBE (formerly the Melbourne Graduate School of Management) for the provision of graduate business and economics education. In 2008 she was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year for the Community and Government sector in recognition of her contribution to higher education.

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Pal Ahluwalia
Prof Pal Ahluwalia Pro Vice Chancellor, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, University of South Australia

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Diana Alarcón
Diana Alarcón Senior Economic Affairs Officer, Development Policy & Analysis Division, UN Department for Economic & Social Affairs

Diana Alarcón is Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and for the last two years she served as Cluster Leader for Inclusive Development at UNDP. Diana has extensive experience as a development economist through her work at the International Labour Organisation, the Inter-American Development Bank, UN DESA and UNDP. During a previous assignment at UNDP in 2002-2003, Diana contributed to shape UNDP’s work agenda on the Millennium Development Goals. Diana holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California and the emphasis of her publications has been on employment, poverty and inequality, mainly in the context of Latin America.

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April Allderdice
April Allderdice Co–founder and CEO of MicroEnergy Credits, Seattle, USA

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Karen Allen
Karen Allen Deputy Representative for UNICEF Pakistan

<p>Karen B. Allen is Deputy Representative at UNICEF in Pakistan. In this job, she coordinates emergency, recovery and development programmes for children in the areas of health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and protection. These programmes target the poorest children and families, with special emphasis on ending gender based discrimination against girls. Prior to coming to Pakistan in June 2008, Karen was UNICEF’s Deputy Representative in Uganda, and Regional Programme Planning Chief for eastern and southern Africa. <br /> <br /> She earned a PhD in Demography, and for many years combined research, evaluation and training with raising children and doing volunteer work, before returning to full time work. She is married with two adult children. Karen is an American who has spent much of her life in developing countries, fulfilling her passion and commitment to bring hope and help to children and women of those countries.</p>

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Dennis Altman
Prof Dennis Altman AM Director, Institute for Human Security, La Trobe University

Dennis Altman is a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972. This book, which has often been compared to Greer’s Female Eunuch and Singer’s Animal Liberation was the first serious analysis to emerge from the gay liberation movement, and was published in seven countries, with a readership which continues today. [In 2010 it was published in Japan] Since then Altman has written eleven books, exploring sexuality, politics and their inter-relationship in Australia, the United States and now globally. These include The Homosexualization of America; AIDS and the New Puritanism; Rehearsals for Change, a novel (The Comfort of Men) and memoirs (Defying Gravity). His book, Global Sex (Chicago U.P, 2001), has been translated into five languages, including Spanish, Turkish and Korean. Most recently he published Gore Vidal’s America (Polity) and Fifty First State. Altman is Professor of Politics and Director of the Institute for Human Security at LaTrobe University in Melbourne.

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Rose Amazan
Rose Amazan Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

<em>Rose Amazan</em> is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. Rose was born in Haiti which has given her a very personal understanding of the power education can have in transforming lives, particularly when it comes to girls.  <br /> <br /> Rose’s research and teaching is in the area of international and developmental education. She has conducted research on the Ethiopian skilled diaspora with a strong focus on skilled female diasporas. <br /> <br /> Her research experience spreads across themes of education and belonging, skilled-migration, diaspora mobility, knowledge transfer, female skilled migration/mobility and knowledge.  Rose's commitment to community development and grassroots organizing, as well as her work in Ethiopia, continue to inform and motivate her research.  

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Robyn Archer
Robyn Archer Singer, writer, director and public advocate for the arts

<p>Robyn Archer AO is a singer, writer, artistic director and public advocate of the arts. She is currently Creative Director of the Centenary of Canberra (2013), and Artistic Director of The Light in Winter (Melbourne).</p> <p>Robyn is an Officer of the Order of Australia, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France), Officer of the Crown (Belgium) and holds honorary doctorates from Flinders University (SA), and the Universities of Sydney and Canberra. She has been awarded the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch ABAF Award for Cultural Leadership, the International Society of Performing Arts’ International Citation of Merit, is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and Chair of the Arts Advisory Board of the Adelaide College of the Arts.</p> <p>Robyn is an Ambassador for the 2012 National year of Reading, the International Women’s Development Agency and the Adelaide Football Club, as well as being a Patron of The Australian Arts Orchestra ( Melbourne), Brink Theatre Productions (Adelaide), the Australian Script Centre ( Hobart) The Arts Law Society (Sydney) and the Institute of Postcolonial Studies (Melbourne).<br />  </p>

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Philip Ashley-Brown
Philip Ashley-Brown Local Radio Manager and Manager Online for 1233 ABC Newcastle.

<p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> Phil Ashley-Brown is the Local Radio Manager and Manager Online for 1233 ABC Newcastle.</p> <p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> Prior to taking on the management of 1233 Phil worked at 702 ABC Sydney as the station reporter. As 702 reporter Phil covered a wide range of stories including Sydney’s response to APEC and bushfires in the Blue Mountains.</p> <p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> While at 702 he won the Best Radio Feature at the Local Radio Awards for his series following an organ transplant patient through the process of receiving a new lung.</p> <p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> He worked for nearly ten years in at 1233 ABC Newcastle as a field reporter and news journalist.</p> <p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> He won a number of awards for his work in Newcastle including his reports from the 2002 bushfires; his story on an open-heart surgery operation where he stood next to the surgeon during the procedure; his series on the Hunter’s rescue helicopter and for "Coastal Stories" a series of stories from along the NSW coastline.</p> <p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> Phil has published three audio CDs through ABC Audio, "River Stories", "Coastal Stories" and "Bushfire". Each of the series was featured on ABC Local Radio.</p> <p class="wallacepara" style="padding-right: 10px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"> He became well known in Newcastle for the long running series, “Shirtfront” (based on the SBS series “Front-Up”) where he had intimate conversations with strangers in the street about their live</p>

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