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Peace and Understanding Lecture 2018 --Sales Closed--
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International House presents guest speaker Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor UQ at the 2018 Peace & Understanding Lecture. 

IH Director, Dr Carla Tromans invites guests and Housies to join her on Tuesday 9 October. 

Guests will be served canapés and drinks in IHouse

6:00pm International Buffet Dinner
Guests will be seated in Martin Hall.
Housies to please be seated on I-Plaza by 6.00pm sharp

Peace and Understanding Lecture 2018
Ivor Cribb

8:30 pm
Tea and Coffee
Dessert Platter
Ivor Cribb

Every year International House presents a public lecture on the theme of “World Peace and Understanding”. 

Peter Varghese AO began as UQ Chancellor in July 2016. Prior to this appointment, his extensive career in public service spanned 38 years and included senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy, and intelligence. Most recently, he served as Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (2012-2015).

Previous senior appointments include High Commissioner to India (2009-2012), High Commissioner to Malaysia (2000-2002), Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (2004-2009), and Senior Advisor (International) to the Prime Minister of Australia (2003-2004).

Mr Varghese was educated at The University of Queensland, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, and received a University Medal in the area of history in 1978.

He was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) in 2010 for distinguished service to public administration, particularly for leading reform in the Australian intelligence community and as an adviser in the areas of foreign policy and international security. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Queensland in 2013.

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