The School of Political Science and International Studies proudly hosted the 2019 Annual Lecture presented by Senator the Honourable Penny Wong on Tuesday 12 March 2019. 

Presenter

Senator the Honourable Penny Wong - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Labor Senator for South Australia 

Senator the Honourable Penny Wong - Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Labor Senator for South Australia 

Penny is the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and a member of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.

Penny was born in Malaysia and moved to Adelaide with her family as an eight year old where she now lives with her partner and their two daughters.

Before entering politics Penny worked for a union, as a ministerial adviser in the NSW Labor Government, and as a lawyer.

Penny was elected to the Senate in 2001 and took her seat in 2002.

Following the election of the Labor Government in 2007 Penny was appointed the Minister for Climate Change and Water and later served as Minister for Finance and Deregulation.

In 2013 Penny was appointed Leader of the Government in the Senate. After the change of Government she was appointed Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. Penny is the first woman to hold both these roles.

A live recording of the lecture will be made available in due course. For previous lectures, visit the Annual Public Lecture in Political Science and International Studies website. 

 

From left to right: Vice-Chancellor and President of UQ, Professor Peter Høj; Chancellor of UQ, Mr Peter N Varghese AO; Senator, the Honourable Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Labor Senator for South Australia; Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ, Professor Heather Zwicker; and Head of School of the School of Political Sciences and International Studies at UQ, Professor Katharine Gelber.  
Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ, Professor Heather Zwicker; Senator, the Honourable Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Labor Senator for South Australiaand Head of School of the School of Political Sciences and International Studies at UQ, Professor Katharine Gelber.  

 

2019 Annual Lecture in Political Science and International Studies, presented by Senator the Honourable Penny Wong

Tue 12 Mar 2019 5:30pm8:00pm

Venue

Level 2, State Library of Queensland, Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank. 
Room: 
Auditorium 1