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Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM Nov 10, 2020 12:30 PM
NAIDOC Week with Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM
NAIDOC Week with Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM

The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club's NADOC Week lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 10th November will be Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM, an epidemiologist and researcher in the area of Aboriginal health who has  been Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Sydney since October 2018.

Professor Jackson Pulver will discuss the key areas of the new Indigenous strategy for the University of Sydney titled ‘One Sydney Many People’ including progress and initiatives to date and the focus for the future to 2025.

She was the first known Aboriginal person to receive a PhD in medicine at the University of Sydney. Her family comes from areas including South Western NSW and Northern Victoria, Northern NSW, Eastern South Australia, as well as from Wales and Scotland.

Among many achievements, Professor Jackson Pulver played a key role in the development of a designated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health unit, Muru Marri, in the Faculty of Medicine at UNSW and was the inaugural Chair of Aboriginal Health.

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Virginia Haussegger AM Nov 17, 2020 6:00 PM
The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation
The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation

Sydney Rotary Club's evening meeting on Tuesday 17th November will be Virginia Haussegger AM  who is Chair of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, and Chief Editor of BroadAgenda, Australia’s leading research based Gender Equality blog.

An award winning journalist and social commentator on women, power and leadership, Virginia’s views on gender, inclusion and diversity are widely published. Her extensive media career spans 30 years, in which she has reported around the globe for primetime current affair programs on Channel 7, the 9 Network, and ABC TV.

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Professor Talal Yassine OAM.. Nov 24, 2020 12:30 PM
Ethical Investing is all the rage, but what does it truly mean?
Ethical Investing is all the rage, but what does it truly mean?

Sydney Rotary Club's guest speaker at their lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 24 November will be Professor Talal Yassine OAM.

He will discuss "Ethical Investing is all the rage, but what does it truly mean? Australia’s addiction to weapons, alcohol and gambling revenues”  

Talal currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Whitlam Institute and Western Sydney University Foundation Council Board. He also serves as Chairman of First Quay Capital and Chairman of the Australian Arab Dialogue.

Talal has also served on the Australia Post, Board of Sydney Ports, Macquarie University and the Western Sydney Area Health Service and the Chairman of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Council of Australia Arab Relations.

In an executive capacity, Talal spent 10 years at PwC as a director and strategist, and at investment firm Babcock & Brown in the Corporate Finance Group and later in the Technical Real Estate Division. Later Talal held leadership positions in Better Place Australia, Platinum Hearing and Star Transport Australia.

He was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to business and to the community through a range of education, health and multicultural organisations.

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Professor Simon Jackman Dec 01, 2020 12:30 PM
America and the World after the 2020 election: what does it mean for Australia?
America and the World after the 2020 election: what does it mean for Australia?

The guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club's lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 1 December will be Professor Simon Jackman  who commenced as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre in April 2016. 

He will discuss America and the World after the 2020 election: what does it mean for Australia?

Simon’s research has appeared in the leading journals of political science, in a publishing career spanning thirty years. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. 

Simon served as one of the Principal Investigators of the American National Election Studies, the world’s longest running and most authoritative survey of political behaviour and attitudes, directing this project over both the 2012 and 2016 presidential election cycles. 

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Zali Steggall, OAM Dec 15, 2020 12:30 PM
December Lunch with Zali Steggall, OAM
December Lunch with Zali Steggall, OAM

Sydney Parliamentarian Zali St​eggall OAM will be the guest speaker at Sydney Rotary Club's lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 15th December.

​Born in Manly ​and from a sporting family​, Zali​ represent​ed​ Australia at four Winter Olympic Games from 1992 to 2002​.  ​She completed ​a degree after retiring from sport and worked as a barrister​from 2008, practicing in many areas of law​ including being appointed to the International Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2017.

​She was honoured to be recognised for an Order of Australia Medal in 2007 for contributions to sport and charity and was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2004.

On 27 January 2019, Steggall announced her candidacy as an independent in the Division of Warringah in the 2019 Australian federal election​ ​on a platform advocating action on climate change, mental health and honest governmen​t​.  She went on and won that seat in the Federal Election held on​​ 18th May, 2019.

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