Trump, Brexit and the EU - Whither Australia?

21 May 2017

Find out what these game-changing votes mean for Australia, and the world. In this panel, you’ll hear from a number of experts in the area, including Don Argus AC, Prof Gary Sampson, and Steve Bracks AC. Moderated by Prof Amy Auster and MC'ed by Graeme Samuel AC.

Speaker biography: Gary Sampson

In 1970, Professor Gary Sampson was the first person to be awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics within the then Faculty of Economics and Politics. Following the completion of his PhD, Gary was awarded a post-doctoral research grant by Cambridge University and subsequently appointed Senior Lecturer in Economics at Monash. He then moved to Geneva where he worked in various divisions of the United Nations.

From 1984-86, he was Reserve Bank Professorial Fellow at the Centre of Policy Studies at Monash and held various advisory positions with the Australian Industries Commission and the Economic Policy Advisory Committee in the Office of the Prime Minister. He was appointed Director at the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva (GATT) in 1986, and in 1995, Director at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He is the most highly placed Australian to have worked at both GATT and the WTO.

Gary is currently the John Gough Professor in the Practice of International Trade at Melbourne Business School.   He has published several specialist books and monographs, and his research has been published in top-tier international academic journals. He continues to write opinion pieces in the business press, and he is a leading teacher on the world-renowned TRIUM program - the combined Executive MBA of Stern School of Business in New York, London School of Economics, and HEC School of Management in Paris.

Gary is involved in thought leadership forums and seminars for Monash Business School, and will present on Global Political Economy on the Monash MBA and Executive MBA programs in the future