Major public events for our community.

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UQ Finance Roundtable: The carbon transition – how financial institutions are leading change

12 October 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
The COP26 agreement will have profound implications for the Queensland and Australian economies and be a major driver of capital flows over the next decade. Join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities offered by the clean energy transition.
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World War Data: How the Quest for Data is Transforming Business

18 October 2022 6:00pm8:00pm
Please join us for this special UQ Business, Economics and Law event with guest speaker Stephen Scheeler, former Facebook CEO, Australia and New Zealand.
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The future of the banking industry: The Hon Anna Bligh AC & Prof Bob Wigley

19 October 2022 5:15pm7:45pm
The University of Queensland (UQ) School of Economics is delighted to welcome The Honourable Anna Bligh AC (CEO of the Australian Banking Association and former Queensland Premier) and Adjunct Professor Bob Wigley (Chair, UK Finance) to speak to the future of banking at the latest edition of our Thought Leadership Series.
UQ MBA Information Evening

UQ MBA Information Evening

27 October 2022 5:30pm7:30pm
At the UQ MBA Information Evening, we will show you how our MBA develops global leaders of the future. We’ll provide valuable insight into the key features of our MBA including exclusive international exchanges, real consulting projects and our dedicated MBA Careers and Professional Development Team.
Discover UQ's Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Discover UQ's Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2 November 2022 6:00pm6:45pm
Join us to learn how the UQ's Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can help you future-proof your career. The webinar will be presented by our program leader, Dr Frederik Von Briel.
UQ MBA Information Webinar

UQ MBA Information Webinar

8 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
At the UQ MBA Information Webinar, we will show you how our MBA develops global leaders of the future. We’ll provide valuable insight into the key features of our MBA including exclusive international exchanges, real consulting projects and our dedicated MBA Careers and Professional Development Team.
Discover UQ's Master of Leadership and Innovation

Discover UQ's Master of Leadership and Innovation

17 November 2022 11:00am11:45am
Develop the leadership skills to face new and emerging global business challenges head-on. Attend this free, interactive webinar to learn how this fully online program will prepare you for the business future of tomorrow.
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Chinese law and global development: A past, present and future analysis

30 November 2021 11:00am4:00pm
Join The University of Queensland and the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law at the City University of Hong Kong for a virtual seminar analysing Chinese law and its impacts on global order and development.
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Educating the economists of tomorrow: Challenges and approaches

22 September 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Economists continue to play an essential role in COVID-19 recovery and will help shape policy for the post-pandemic society. In a world with higher public spending and debt, coupled with more frequent shocks due to climate change, fiscal and monetary policies will become more important than ever.
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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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Advancing gender equality

28 July 2021 6:00pm
Professor Terry Fitzsimmons shares broad national statistics around workplace gender equality and his insights as to the causes and solutions in this highly engaging and thought-provoking presentation.

Improving economic participation to overcome Indigenous disadvantage

10 June 2021 4:00pm5:00pm
Join us online to hear experts in economic policy deliver their analysis and insights on how to improve wellbeing and overcome Indigenous disadvantage through economic participation.
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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.