Guest Speakers

Professor Ross Garnaut
World renowned economist, academic, and government adviser, Professor Ross Garnaut, was one of many high profile International House guest speakers in 2018. Click the link in his profile below to hear his oration.

2018

Professor Alex Andrianopoulos

Professor in the School of BioSciences

The University of Melbourne

His Honour Judge Michael Beusch

Federal Administrative Court

Switzerland

Mr Jack Cairns

Department of Premier & Cabinet

Victoria State Government

Mr Brian Collins

Director of Intelligent Automation

Ernst & Young

Ms Srishti Couhan

Operations & Planning Assistant

CSL Limited

Mr Andrew Crisp

Emergency Management Commissioner

Emergency Management Victoria

Mr Alvin Cruz

Cost Manager

AECOM

Mr Luke Dempsey

Systems Engineer

ANCA

Professor Ross Garnaut

Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Business & Economics

The University of Melbourne

Hear Professor Garnaut's oration here

Mr Luke Geoghegan

Actuarial Science

The University of Melbourne

Ms Bronwyn Hall

Psychologist & Senior Policy Advisor

Australian Psychology Society

Ms Tomoko Hirai

Environmental Science

The University of Melbourne

Professor Barry Hughes

Professor in the School of Mathematics & Statistics

The University of Melbourne

Professor Shitij Kapur

Dean of Medicine

The University of Melbourne

Mr Aaron Lane

Graduate School of Business & Law

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Mr William Le

Pharmacist

Pharmacy@Knox

Professor Peter Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Timothy Lynch

School of Social & Political Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Mr Rakesh Malhotra

Acting Consul General

Consulate General of India, Melbourne

Mr Allan Myers AC QC

Chancellor

The University of Melbourne

Mr Liahn Northe

Chief Financial Officer

Film Victoria

His Honour Judge Tony Pagone

Former Judge of the Federal Court

Australia

Ms Shanna Pan

Management Consultant

PwC

Mr W.G.S Prasanna

Consul General

Consulate General of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Melbourne

Ms Elizabeth Robertson

Assistant Secretary & Regional Director in the Department of Home Affairs

The Australian Government

Ms Danielle Rostan-Herbert

Sustainability & Environmental Services Manager

The University of Melbourne

Ms Sarah Stauven

Psychologist

The University of Melbourne

Mr Mohanad Subhi

Marketing Account Manager

MercerBell

His Honour Judge Joshua Wilson

Judge

Federal Circuit Court of Australia

Mr Callum Wood

Internal Controls Manager

Carlton & United Breweries

2017

The Reverend Dr Lynne Broughton

Cambridge University

UK

Dr Carlos Pereira De Lemos

Consul General

Consulate of Portugal, Melbourne

Ms Di Fleming

Honorary Consul

Republic of Mauritius, Melbourne

Mr Christopher Holtby OBE

Consul General

British Consulate General, Melbourne

Professor Paul Kofman

Dean, Faculty of Business & Economics

The University of Melbourne

Professor John Langmore

Melbourne School of Government

The University of Melbourne

Mr Kazuyoshi Matsunaga

Consul General

Consulate General of Japan, Melbourne

Dr Andrew McDonald

Medical specialist

Mr Westmoreland Anak Edward Palon

Consul General

Consulate General of Malaysia, Melbourne

Mr Hari Parsad

Consul & Head of Chancery

Consulate General of India, Melbourne

Mr Alastair Roff

Executive Director

Australian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria

Ms Dewi Savitri Wahab

Consul General

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Melbourne

Dr Simon A Wallace

Honorary Consul General

Royal Thai Consulate General, Melbourne

Mr Anoop Vaghani

Leadership and Intercultural expert

2016

Mr Martin Bean CBE

Vice-Chancellor & President

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Mr Stephen Blair

Consul General

New Zealand Consulate General, Melbourne

Trade Commissioner Australia

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Professor Glyn Davis

Vice-Chancellor

The University of Melbourne

Mr Conroy Doloksaribu

Consul for the Information, Social & Culture

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Melbourne

Mr Aron Ping D’Souza

Honorary Consul

Consulate General of the Republic of Moldova, Melbourne

Professor John Fazakerley

Dean, Faculty of Veterinary & Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne

The Honourable Timothy Fischer AC

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Parliament of Australia

Mr Robert Hannaford

Artist & Cartoonist

The Adelaide Advertiser

Professor Sally Haslanger

Ford Professor of Philosophy & Women’s and Gender Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Honourable Steve Herbert

Minister for International Education, Minister for Training & Skills and Minister for Corrections

Victoria State Government

Mr Hongju Jo

Consul General

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Melbourne

Mr Oldrin Lawalata

Vice Consul

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Melbourne

Mr David Livingstone

Deputy State Director of Victoria

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Former Deputy Head of Mission

The Australian Embassy, Baghdad Iraq

Associate Professor Timothy Lynch

Director of Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Mr Wenkai Nie

Vice Consul

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, Melbourne

Ms Amanda Pickrell

Director of International Education

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources

Mr W.G.S Prasanna

Consul General

Consulate General of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Melbourne

Ms Frankie Reed

Consul General

The United States Consulate General, Melbourne

Ms Dewi Savitri Wahab

Consul General

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia - Victoria & Tasmania

Mr Ian Wilcock

Former State Director of Victoria

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Former High Commissioner to South Africa/Ambassador to Israel

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Mr Jian Zhao

Consul General

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China, Melbourne

2015

The Honorary Justice Bernard Bongiorno AO

Former Court of Appeals Justice

The Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia

The Honourable Alex Chernov QC AC

Former Governor of Victoria

Victoria State Government

Emeritus Professor Brian Corbitt

Professor in the School of Business IT & Logistics

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

Professor Mark Considine

Dean, Faculty of Arts

The University of Melbourne

Professor Barry Conyngham

Dean of the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

The University of Melbourne

Professor Karen Day

Dean of Science

The University of Melbourne

Professor Carolyn Evans

Dean of the Melbourne Law School

The University of Melbourne

Mr Lister Hannah

Co-Chair, Board of Governors & President Emeritus

Prem Tinsulanonda Centre for International Education

Professor Bill Harley

Assistant Dean (Engagement & International) in the Faculty of Science

The University of Melbourne

Ms Annie House

Mobility & Communications Officer in the Faculty of Business & Economics

The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Alison Inglis

Curator & Associate Professor in Art History

The University of Melbourne

Professor Daryl Le Grew

Interim Dean in the Faculty of Architecture, Building & Planning

The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Timothy Lynch

Director of Graduate School of Humanities & Social Sciences

The University of Melbourne

Dr Christine Mangelsdorf

Lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Statistics

The University of Melbourne

Professor Iven Mareels

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

The University of Melbourne

Mr Rowan McClean

Chair of Rotary District 9800

Rotary International

Mr Michael Moignard

Fellow

The Australia-India Institute

Professor Muthupandian Ashokkumar

Assistant Dean (Engagement & International) in the Faculty of Science

The University of Melbourne

Mr Peter Newton AO

National President

Ryder-Cheshire Australia

Emeritus Professor Bob Officer

Professor in the School of Business & Economics

The University of Melbourne

Mr Felix Pintado

Philippine Honorary Consul, Melbourne

Philippine Consulate of Victoria

Associate Professor Mark Pollard

Associate Dean (International), Composer & Head of the VCA School of Contemporary Music

Victorian College of the Arts & The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music

Dr Geoff Raby

Former Ambassador to China with the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

The Australian Government

Ms Di Rachinger

Relationships/Business Development Manager & Careers Consultant in the Faculty of Business & Economics

The University of Melbourne

Professor Susan Sawyer

Associate Dean International in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Services

The University of Melbourne

Professor Geoff Stevens

Associate Dean of Engagement in the Faculty of Engineering

The University of Melbourne

Dr Cai Wilkinson

School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Deakin University


2014

  • Professor Glyn Davis AC - Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Barry Hughes - Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Tim McCormack - Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne

2013 

  • Mr Saul Eslake - Chief Economist, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch Australia 
  • Dr Joshua Wilson SC - Barrister-at-Law, Melbourne Australia

2012

  • Professor the Honourable Gareth Evans AO OC - Chancellor, Australian National University, Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne,  Former Foreign Minister, Australian Government
  • Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins AM - Professor in the School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne

2011      

  • Professor Joseph Lo Bianco AM FAHA FACE - Professor of Language & Literacy Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Yje University of Melbourne
  • Mr John McCarthy AO - Former Ambassador, The Australian Government

2010 

  • Professor Steven Tingay - Astrophysicists & Professor, The University of Western Australia

2009

  • The Honourable Alex Chernov QC AC - Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

2008  

  • Professor Tim Lindsey - Federation Fellow, Director, Asian Law Centre, Co-Director, Centre for Islamic Law & Society, Professor in the Faculty of Law, The University of Melbourne

2007

  • Professor David de Kretser AC - Governor of Victoria, Government House Melbourne
  • Mr Simon McKeon - Executive Chairman, Macquarie Bank

2006

  • Professor John McKenzie - Deputy Vic-Chancellor (Research), The University of Melbourne

2005

  • Mr Ian Renard - Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

2004  

  • The Rt Honourable Malcolm Fraser AC CH - Former Prime Minister of Australia

2003

  • The Honourable Mr Tim Fischer - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia (1996-1999)

2002 

  • Ms Fay Marles - Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

2001

  • Professor Frank Larkins AM - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) & Professor of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne

2000

  • Professor Alan Gilbert, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

1999 

  • Professor Ian Williamson - Head of Department of Geomatics in the Faculty of Engineering, The University of Melbourne

1998    

  • Professor Sally Walker - The Hearn Professor of Law, The University of Melbourne

1997

  • Dr Ben Lochtenberg - Chairman, ICI Australia  Member of the Council, The University of Melbourne