讲座预告:Australian Multicultural Identity

Title: Australian Multicultural Identity

Speaker: Prof. Greg McCarthy, BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University

Date: 13:00-15:00, 27 December 2017

Venue: 615 Run Run Shaw Building, BFSU (北外东院逸夫楼615)

About the speaker:

Professor Greg McCarthy is the BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University. The aim of the BHP Billiton Chair is to develop Australian studies at Peking University and more broadly to support the Australian Studies centres throughout China. Professor McCarthy also holds a Personal Chair of Australian Politics at the University of Western Australia. His main research interests and extensive publications are on Australian politics and political culture. His research focuses on transitional change within and between nations. Recently, he has written on the internationalisation of Australian higher education, effected by Chinese students studying in Australia, and the steady growth of Australian students studying in China. He has also explored the political implications of the conversion of Australian higher education from an elite to a mass education system. In addition, he has investigated the international relationship between Australia and China as read through the policies of contemporary Australia governments.

His professorship at the University of Western Australia compliments that university’s strong commitment to research and teaching in Australian studies and his appointment as the BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University coincides with the development of a strong Australian studies program at the University of Western Australia.