Major public events for our community.

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UQ Open Day and big reunion

1 August 2021 10:00am5:00pm
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Cryptocurrency: revolution or evolution? | Webinar

6 August 2021 10:00am11:00am
Our panel delivers their insights into the current volatility in prices, emerging technology and the conversation around platform versus currency.
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Religious Freedom, Religious Discrimination and the Role of Law

7 October 2021 5:00pm6:45pm
Presented by Professor Carolyn Evans, Vice-Chancellor and President, Griffith University, with Professor Patrick Parkinson, UQ Law, commenting and the Hon Justice Sarah Derrington, Federal Court of Australia, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission chairing.
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Why facts are not enough: The psychology of the rejection of science

8 April 2021 7:00pm
In this Global Connection webinar, UQ Professor of Social Psychology Matthew Hornsey explores The psychology of the rejection of science around climate change, vaccination, and COVID.
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End-of-year message to BEL alumni from Professor Andrew Griffiths

2 December 2020 9:00am
The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law shares a brief message with alumni on joint achievements at the end of a challenging year.
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The Global Connection 2.0: The Future of Work - How the COVID-19 disruption is accelerating changes

23 November 2020 8:45pm
UQ BEL alumnus John Holding and Associate Professor Remi Ayoko discuss how embracing digital and flexible work arrangements is going to be essential for organisations – large and small – to continue to operate.
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Legal implications of autonomy in military systems

23 November 2020 7:30pm
Associate Professor Rain Liivoja and the Law and the Future of War Research Group, provide an introduction to the diverse legal challenges posed by autonomous functions of military platforms, systems and weapons.
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Economic impacts of COVID-19​

13 November 2020 9:00am
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had devastating health and economic impacts and has changed how we live and work. Through this series of videos, School of Economics academics provide their insights into the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis as it unfolds and explores the potential long-term economic consequences.
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The Global Connection virtual catch-up in Singapore

8 October 2020 7:00pm
Three Asean-based UQ BEL alumni from the tourism, leisure and hospitality sector tell their career stories: career starts, progression and divergence, lessons learned, sector outlook, coping with downturns and surviving redundancies.
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The Global Connection virtual catch-up in Hong Kong

8 October 2020 6:00pm
Dr Kirsty Short talks about current research into vaccine and therapeutics for COVID-19, as well as how researchers around the world are collaborating to beat the pandemic.
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Protecting freedom of the press in Australia

25 September 2020 9:00pm
Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh discusses the impact of national security and espionage laws on freedom of the press in Australia, and how new research is helping to inform public policy on this important issue.
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COVID and capital markets

17 August 2020 6:00pm
Professor Stephen Gray (UQ Business School), Angela Karl (QIC) and Michel Mamet (Flagstaff Partners) discuss the effect of COVID-19 so far on financial markets, equity and debt market pricing, the cost of capital and capital access, and the effect on mergers and acquisitions.
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Learning from the COVID-19 experience: The business and economics of pandemics

29 June 2020 12:00pm
A must-see panel discussion on the economic impacts of COVID-19 presented by the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH) and facilitated by Professor Peter Greste.
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Modern risk management in the post COVID-19 era

22 June 2020 8:00pm
David Clarke and Deb Barnes, Chief and Deputy Chief Risk Officers for the Queensland Investment Corporation, discuss QICs response to COVID-19 and navigating the risks and opportunities set to arise over the coming months.
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Thriving in the decade of disruption - Phil Morle

21 May 2020 10:00am
Cameron Turner and Phil Morle, Partner at Main Sequence Ventures, discuss the growth strategies entrepreneurs, corporates and investors are using to find product market fit to thrive through the Decade of Disruption.
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Thriving in the decade of disruption - Jim Kalokerinos

19 May 2020 10:00am
Cameron Turner and Jim Kalokerinos, serial entrepreneur, discuss the growth strategies entrepreneurs, corporates and investors are using to find product market fit to thrive through the Decade of Disruption.
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Thriving in the decade of disruption - Tony Keating

15 May 2020 10:00am
Cameron Turner and Tony Keating, CEO of ResApp, discuss the growth strategies entrepreneurs, corporates and investors are using to find product market fit to thrive through the Decade of Disruption.
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Taking a long term view during turbulent times

11 May 2020 10:15am
Associate Professor Tim Kastelle talks about ideas that help to keep us focused on the things we need to do to thrive over the long-term.

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Special events for BEL alumni

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The Rodney Wylie Eminent Visiting Fellowship brings a globally respected business leader to Brisbane each year to provide intellectual leadership and deliver a public lecture.
Global Connection is an event series created by alumni for alumni. These casual events are a great opportunity to meet for drinks and networking, and take place in cities around the world simultaneously.