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2012 3MT academic public speaking competition at UNSW Photo © Jayne Ion, B-Side Design

Teaching — learning together

"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand."
(Chinese Proverb)

This webpage features speeches, conference presentations, guest lectures, seminars, information about university courses taught, and selected media interviews. It also contains links to related research and resources which promote poverty reduction, climate justice, environmental sustainability and organisational learning.

While we learn from the past, we also learn for the future. Learning is retrospective and prospective. In today's information age the base currency is learning, not knowledge. The American social writer and philosopher Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) put it this way: "The central task of education is to implant a will and a facility for learning; it should produce not learned but learning people. The truly human society is a learning society, where grandparents, parents, and children are students together. In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists." Fortunately there is no end to learning as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) famously said: "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

Conferences, public speaking

  • Invited speaker • Brisbane, Australia • University of Queensland • 9 March 2017 (forthcoming) • Lecture Title: Climate science, religion and the politics of climate change • Emmanuel College, Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, St Lucia. Event details TBA.
  • Invited speaker • Brisbane, Australia • Theology on Tap • The Crown Hotel • 6 November 2016 • Lecture Title: Is there any common ground between climate science, social justice and biblical theology? A discussion informed by multidisciplinary perspectives • Download/s: event invitation (550 KB) presentation (6.4 MB); event website.
  • Invited speaker • Brisbane, Australia • A Rocha • 10 October 2016 • Calling all Christians who care for God’s Creation • Lecture Title: Lessons Learned Through Studying the Effects of Climate Change • Moggill Creek Catchment Area Cottage • Download/s: event flyer (770 KB).
  • Speaking delegate • Lautoka, Fiji • 26-28 July 2016 • Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Paper presentation: Luetz, J M (IN PRESS) Climate Change and Migration in the Maldives: Some Lessons for Policy Makers. In: Leal Filho, W. (ed): Climate Change Adaptation in Pacific Countries: Fostering Resilience and Improving the Quality of Life. Springer, Berlin. Download/s and link/s: symposium webpage; research presentation (13.2 MB); symposium program (340 KB); book details.
  • Symposium Chair • Brisbane, Australia • CHC Higher Education • 18-19 July 2016 • Learning and Loves: Re-imagining Christian Education with Dr J K A Smith. Chaired steering committee (8 members); co-organised CHC’s inaugural research symposium (40 authors, 80+ delegates). Download/s: Symposium Program (1.2 MB).
  • Invited public speaking panel judge • Sydney, Australia • Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW • 18 September 2014: Invited to join Judging Panel at 2014 3MT academic public speaking competition UNSW interfaculty finals. Download/s and link/s: media release (240 KB); 3MT judges page (460 KB); GRS 3MT webpage; 2014 3MT winners and judges group photo (150 KB).
  • Selected trainee • Melbourne, Australia • 25-27 June 2014 • Climate Reality Leadership Corps • Trained, certified and commissioned by Nobel Laureate & former U.S. Vice President Al Gore as one of 525 Climate Leaders from 32 countries. Download/s and link/s: Certificate (190 KB); photo (90 KB) and group photo (2 MB); Climate Leaders portal.
  • Invited speaker • UNSW United Nations Student Society • 21 May 2014 • Presentation Title: Longevity of CO2 in the atmosphere and resultant migration consequences on developing country societies • Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Download/s: presentation (50 slides, 7.3 MB), photo (190 KB)
  • Invited speaker • Friedrichsdorf, Germany • 14 January 2014 • World Vision Germany WoVi Campus • Lecture Title: Opportunities and challenges for development practice in the 21st Century context of progressive climate change • PhD research presentation. Download/s: guest lecture notes (4 MB).
  • Invited delegate • Quito/Tena, Ecuador • 1-7 December 2013 • IKIAM Universidad Regional Amazónica: Proposal for the Establishment of the Amazonian University IKIAM in Ecuador. Download/s: Workshop Program (470 KB); group photo (3.8 MB); UNSW Media Release (250 KB) and link.
  • Invited speaker and panellist • Sydney, Australia • Central Lecture Block 4 • 26 November 2013 • AMOS NSW Regional Centre, UNSW CCRC & IES: Screening “The Island President”, panel discussion. Download/s: event flyer (120 KB).
  • Invited Master of Ceremonies • Sydney, Australia • Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW • 5 Sep 2013 • Invited to officiate at the 2013 3MT academic public speaking competition UNSW interfaculty finals. Download/s: GRS 2013 3MT webpage (330 KB).
Family
PhD research presentation at UNSW Town & Gown signature dinner, 3 September 2013. Photo: Andy Baker/UNSW
  • Invited speaker • Sydney, Australia • Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW • 3 September 2013 • Invited to deliver PhD research in 3MT format to UNSW Chancellor David Gonski AC, President and Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer AO (photo; 1.3 MB), and more than 300 guests comprising academics, business leaders, government representatives, the not-for-profit sector and the diplomatic corps at annual UNSW Town & Gown signature dinner. One of four selected UNSW PhD researchers (photo; 1.2 MB).
  • Prizewinning speaker • Sydney, Australia • Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW • 25 September 2012 • Represented Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at 2012 3MT academic public speaking competition UNSW interfaculty finals. Awarded ASPIRE award ($500 AUD) for oratory PhD research presentation. Download/s: ASPIRE video on UNSW-TV and archive; 3MT competition program (1 MB); speech script (88 KB); event photos (3.8 MB); media coverage (1.6 MB); 2012 event video on UNSW-TV and archive.
  • Prizewinning speaker • Sydney, Australia • CLB, UNSW • 28 August 2012 • Represented Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) at 2012 3MT academic public speaking competition Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) faculty heats. Awarded 3MT FASS first prize ($300 AUD) for oratory PhD research presentation. Download/s: 3MT invitation to register (180 KB), media coverage (2.6 MB).
  • Speaker • Cagayan de Oro / Manila, Philippines • 19 / 20 January 2012 • World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) round table: Presented Philippines field research synthesis report on typhoon induced displacement and government coordinated resettlement to WVDF National Director and select policy, relief, research and advocacy analysts and specialists. Download/s: research assistant website (external page by Chris Pforr)
  • Delegate • Sydney, Australia • NSW Parliament House • 10-11 November 2011 • Climate change and migration in the Asia Pacific: Legal and policy responses.
  • Invited speaker • London, UK • 5-9 September 2011 • World Vision International Global Resilience Forum: Community Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Environment & Climate Issues Groups joint conference. Bolivia field research presentation. Download/s: forum information (600 KB), presentation (63 slides, 6.2 MB), group photo (117 KB)
  • Delegate • Melbourne, Australia • University of Melbourne • 12-14 July 2011 • Four degrees or more? Australia in a hot world. Conference reflecting on the likely social, ecological, economic and political implications of catastrophic warming for Australia and its region. Download/s: conference brochure (300 KB), delegate information (200 KB), conference website (external link)
  • Speaker • Sydney, Australia • Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at UNSW • 17 June 2011 • Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) NSW Centre Postgraduate Student Symposium. Climate Change and Variability: Science, Impacts and Adaptation. Research presentation. Download/s: symposium information (35 KB), agenda (60 KB), presentation (20 slides, 5.2 MB)
  • Invited documentary presenter • Sydney, Australia • Centre for Refugee Research (CRR) at UNSW • 14-17 June 2011 • International Refugee Conference 2011. Looking to the future, learning from the past: A conference to mark 60 years of the Refugee Convention. Presented video documentary on climate change related displacement in Bolivia. Download/s: conference brochure (3 MB), conference agenda (200 KB), video documentary (UNSW-TV; alternatively here)
  • Delegate • Brisbane, Australia • Queensland Gallery of Modern Art • 20 May 2011 • Climate Adaptation Masterclass: ‘From theory to implementation’. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). Providing researchers, policy and decision-makers with the latest international thinking on climate change adaptation. Download/s: Masterclass agenda (200 KB), venue map (25 KB), Masterclass website (external link)
  • Speaker • Sydney, Australia • Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at UNSW • 16-18 November 2010 • Climate Change Adaptation and Governance Workshop. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF). Papua New Guinea PhD field research presentation. Download/s: workshop agenda (200 KB), presentation (33 slides, 5.7MB), synthesis report (42 pages, 2.8 MB)
  • Delegate • Sydney, Australia • Doltone House • 11-12 October 2010 • Behaviour Change for Sustainability: National Congress exploring the strategic challenges of behaviour change, and developing links between behaviour change and other social change tools. Download/s: workshop flyer (500 KB), conference agenda (1.5 MB), handwritten notes (1.7 MB), personal highlights (700 KB), audio files / podcasts of keynote speeches Jeremy Rifkin (49MB), Paul C. Stern (33MB), Sam Graham-Felsen (45MB)
  • Invited discussion group leader • Phuket, Thailand • 6-8 July 2010 • World Vision International Global Disaster Risk Review: Global Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Community Resilience Programme (CRP) Review Learning Workshop. Download/s: workshop agenda (400 KB), DRR & CRP overview (100 KB), group photo (100 KB)
  • Speaker • Sydney, Australia • University of New South Wales (UNSW) • 23 June 2010 • PhD research proposal presentation to the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES). Download/s: presentation (84 slides, 7.5 MB)
  • Invited speaker • Ottawa, Canada • 5-11 May 2010 • World Vision International Global Relief Forum. Humanitarian Imperative: Towards Destination 2020. Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) global gathering. Research presentation. Download/s: conference agenda (50 KB), abstract (600 KB), presentation (99 slides, 10.7 MB)
  • Invited participant • London, UK • University College London (UCL) • 26 April 2010 • Disaster Risk Micro-Insurance Workshop @ Aon Benfield Hazards Research Centre. Joint initiative between World Vision International, Aon Benfield UCL Hazards Research Centre & Microensure. Download/s: workshop agenda (300 KB), participant list (70 KB), UCL venue map (180 KB)
  • Invited keynote speaker, panellist • Bangkok, Thailand • 11-12 February 2010 • Multi Emergency Learning Event: World Vision Asia Pacific Regional Consultation. Humanitarian framework PhD research presentation. Panel discussion. Download/s: event agenda (90 KB), keynote abstract (600 KB), presentation (83 slides, 9.5 MB)
  • Invited presenter • Geneva, Switzerland • 12-13 May 2009 • World Vision Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA) meeting: PhD research proposal presentation to World Vision International and Asia Pacific HEA international directors.
  • Invited speaker • Hamburg, Germany • Quo Vadis • 9 January 2009 • Kultur am Grindel: Land unter im Pazifik – Steigender Meeresspiegel und die Evakuierung der ersten Insel-Atolle. Augenzeugenbericht mit Fotos aus Papua Neuguinea, Bangladesh und Indonesien. Research presentation in German. Download/s: presentation (bilingual German-English; 42 slides, 3.8 MB)
  • Invited speaker • Berlin, Germany • EFG Tegel • 28 March 2009 • Land unter im Pazifik: Ein Augenzeugenbericht. Mit der Wanderausstellung des Pazifik-Netzwerks “Land unter im Pazifik – Die Folgen des Klimawandels für die pazifischen Inselstaaten”. Research presentation in German. Download/s: presentation (bilingual German-English; 42 slides, 3.8 MB)
  • Invited speaker, panellist • Hamburg, Germany • Universität Hamburg • 7-8 November 2008 • Internationale Klimakonferenz. “Atolle der Südsee – Halligen der Nordsee: Internationaler Dialog zum Klimawandel”. Presentation of climate change adaptation related field research conducted in Asia Pacific in 2007-2008. Panel discussion. Download/s: presentation (bilingual German-English; 26 slides, 3.1 MB), conference poster (1.3 MB)
  • Invited speaker • Singapore • International Plaza • 19 September 2008 • Singapore media launch of Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Presentation of research as lead author, engaging Singapore press. Download/s: presentation (38 slides, 4.0 MB), press release (English, 65 KB), Pressemitteilung (German, 65 KB), press coverage (5.5 MB)
  • Invited speaker • Bangkok, Thailand • 18 September 2008 • Asia Pacific media launch of Planet Prepare: Preparing Coastal Communities in Asia for Future Catastrophes. Presentation of research as lead author, engaging regional press and INGO practitioners. Download/s: presentation (38 slides, 4.0 MB), press release (English, 65 KB), Pressemitteilung (German, 65 KB), press coverage (5.5 MB)
  • Invited speaker • Phnom Penh, Cambodia • 29 August 2008 • Communications Managers Meeting. World Vision Asia Pacific Regional Communications Conference Summer School. Presentation of disaster preparedness research via WebEx from Singapore. Download/s: presentation (36 slides, 3.0 MB)
  • Invited keynote speaker • Bangkok, Thailand • 11-15 August 2008 • Integrated Ministry Quality (IMQ) Forum: World Vision Asia Pacific Region (APR) national directors and relief practitioners meeting. Presentation of research relating to Asia Pacific Disaster Report 2008. Download/s: presentation (36 slides, 2.9 MB)
  • Master of Ceremonies • Singapore • Singapore National Library • 16 March 2006 • ‘eight: forty stories, eight goals, one world’. Asia Pacific opening of World Vision International commissioned Nick Danziger photojournalistic exhibition. Download/s: event poster (2 MB), press coverage (300 KB)

University teaching

Selected guest lectures

  • Invited guest lecturer • CHC • Undergraduate • 16 September 2016 • SC120 • Environmental Science • Lecture Title: Christian commitment and the longevity challenge of climate change • School of Education and Humanities, CHC Higher Education Brisbane, Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Postgraduate • 29 October 2014 • COMD5002 • Development, Human Rights and Global Health • Lecture Title: Implications of climate change for coastal / urban environments: case study from Bangladesh • Summer School 2015 • Master of Development Studies • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW Australia.  Download/s: presentation (5.4 MB); course outline (1 MB).
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 27 August 2014 • GEOS3651 • Migration, multiculturalism and society • Lecture Title: Case studies from hotspots: coastal megacities • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 26 August 2014 • GEOS3651 • Migration, multiculturalism and society • Lecture Title: Case studies from hotspots: water stressed regions & low-lying islands • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 22 August 2014 • GEOS1601 • Population, Environment, Society • Lecture Title: The human implications of ruptured landscapes: climate change and storm surges • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 20 August 2014 • GEOS3651 • Migration, multiculturalism and society • Lecture Title: Climate change and the limits of adaptation: moving or living with it? • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 19 August 2014 • GEOS3651 • Migration, multiculturalism and society • Lecture Title: Climate change, civilisations and migrations: a difficult problem • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 19 August 2014 • GEOS1601 • Population, Environment, Society • Lecture Title: Climate awareness: implications of climate change for urban environments • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, UNSW Australia
  • Invited guest lecturer • UNSW • Undergraduate • 7 August 2014 • CEIC4000 • Environment and Sustainability • Lecture Title: The latest in climate science: implications for global development • School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Australia
  • Guest lecturer UNSW • Postgraduate • 5 June 2013 • SOCW7881 • International Protection Tools for Refugees and IDPs • Lecture Title: Climate change and Refugees • School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    Download/s: presentation (169 slides, 14.8 MB)
  • Guest lecturerUNSW • Undergraduate • 3 May 2013 • ENVS1011 • Environmental Science for Sustainability • Lecture Title: Climate change induced migration • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    Download/s: presentation (102 slides, 11.7 MB)
  • Guest lecturerUNSW • Undergraduate • 26 April 2013 • ENVS1011 • Environmental Science for Sustainability • Lecture Title: Climate change mitigation and adaptation: Policy options and technological opportunities • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    Download/s: presentation (78 slides, 5.4 MB)
  • Invited guest lecturer • Canterbury Boys High School • 4 December 2012 • Environment Squad • Lecture Title: Climate migration • Lecture offered to ASPIRE prize awarding secondary school students at CBHS Sydney following 2012 3MT academic public speaking competition at UNSW.
    Download/s: presentation (124 slides, 13 MB), school newsletter article (1 MB)
  • Guest lecturerUNSW • Undergraduate • 12 September 2012 • ARTS1751 • Poor World, Rich World • Lecture Title: Climate change and small island states: field research in the Pacific and Maldives • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    Download/s: presentation (92 slides, 9.5 MB), lecture recording (45 mins, 41 MB)
  • Guest lecturerUNSW • Postgraduate • 20-21 March 2012 • SOCW7852 • Politics of International Aid, Seminar: 3x2 hrs • Seminar Title: Climate change and sustainable development? • School of Social Sciences and and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
    Download/s: seminar presentation (132 slides, 5.6 MB)
  • Guest lecturerUNSW • Postgraduate • 18 May 2011 • SOCW7850 • Issues & Policy in Social Development • Lecture Title: Environmental issues in social development • School of Social Sciences and International Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Guest lecturerUNSW • Undergraduate • 9 May 2011 • ENVS1011 • Environmental Science 1 • Lecture Title: Environmental migration • School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Invited guest lecturerRestenäs, Sweden • Undergraduate • 19-23 January 2009 • UOFN CCM312 • School of Biblical Studies II (SBS) • Lecture Title: The Gospel of John • Week of lectures as invited resource lecturer using the inductive approach. College / Faculty of Christian Ministries, University of the Nations, Restenäs, Sweden.
    Download/s: introduction (400 KB), presentation (90 slides, 3.1 MB)
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