Dear Friends


Very welcome to two exciting events today - Tues 26 June with great speakers. Come even if you have not registered – Sydney Myer Asia Centre, The University of Melbourne. Details here


1-5pm – Mobility forum commencing with lunch – student/’expert’ panels


Featuring students from several institutions and discussion with experts including Professor Aparna Rayaprol, University of Hyderabad; Professor Fazal Rizvi, University of Melbourne; Trevor Goddard, reference group member DFAT New Colombo Plan. This expert panel will be chaired by Dr Haripriya Rangan, Director of Research and Academic Programs, Australia India Institute. The forum draws on research undertaken by Deakin University researchers, Dr Liudmila Kirpitchenko, Dr Michele Lobo and Professor David Lowe.


5-7pm – Student life, New Colombo Plan and the Indian diaspora – insights from community leaders and activists including


Are Australian students travelling to India learning what they need to?


Kind Regards


Michele Lobo



Dr Michele Lobo

Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation


Deakin University

221 Burwood Highway, Burwood 3125, Melbourne, Australia


Twitter: @michelelobo29



Editor, Social & Cultural Geography

              Twitter: SocCultGeog

Editor, Book Reviews/Critical Dialogues, Postcolonial Studies Journal



Lobo, M. 2017. Re-framing the creative city: Fragile friendships and affective art spaces in Darwin, Australia.   

             Special issue article: Urban friendship networks: Affective negotiations in the city (eds) L Kathiravelu and T  

             Bunnell, Urban Studies, 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016686510


Lobo, M. 2017. ‘Celebrating Indian Culture: Festival spaces and entangled lives in Darwin, North Australia; in   

              Routledge Handbook of the Indian Diaspora, (eds) Hegde, R S  and Sahoo, A, pp. 241-251.







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