Webinar: International partnerships in the time of COVID-19 #ST7 [fr]
How to sustain scientific and academic collaborations between France & Australia during and after a pandemic? How will international partnerships be affected by this crisis?
Join us online on June 4 2020 at 5pm AEST (Syd/Melb) for a webinar conference to meet our 4 speakers to answer these questions:
Global crisis, global impact: towards a reshape of international collaborations?
Abid Khan, DVC Global Engagement, Monash University
Sustaining a strategic partnership: PSL/ANU case study
Minh-Hà Pham, VP International, Paris Sciences & Lettres University
Student mobility: short, mid and long term perspectives
Tania Rhodes-Taylor, Vice Principal external relations, University of Sydney
Sustaining research collaborations
Jean-Paul Toutain, Director of the CNRS Office for ASEAN and Oceania
Moderator: Nicolas Duhaut, Attaché for science and higher education, Embassy of France in Australia
Professor Abid Khan
Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Global Engagement), Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Abid is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Global Engagement), in the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University. He oversees the university’s international strategy developments, new market strategies and a range of international operations. Abid has been instrumental in a number of major international innovation initiatives including the establishment of the Australian component of the Monash-Warwick Alliance and in the development of unique new strategies for Monash in Indonesia, the Middle East, Latin America and beyond. He has introduced comprehensive engagement models that involve research, education, industry and government organisations moving beyond the traditional international education strategies of most universities. Abid also played an integral role in the
set up the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication and the creation of Green Chemical Futures.
Vice President for International Relations , Paris Sciences & Lettres
A graduate of Institut National Agronomique de Paris-Grignon (Agro ParisTech), Minh-Hà Pham wrote a dissertation on neuroscience (Sorbonne Université). She is a CNRS Research Director, First class. Between 2013 and 2018, Minh-Hà Pham served scientific advisor to the French Embassy in Washington and she developed collaborative programs with major American research institutions. Previously, she served as deputy director for the Asia-Pacific region from 2002 to 2007, then joined the ParisTech group as a representative for joint international relations until 2010, when she returned to CNRS as director of European and international relations until 2013. She was seconded at ParisTech as the Delegate in charge of implementing international actions common to the members. As a scientist, she directed an INRA laboratory on invertebrates. She published some hundred scientific articles, taught courses in entomology, and helped launch a startup.
Vice Principal external relations, University of Sydney
Tania Rhodes‐Taylor joined The University of Sydney in February 2017 as Vice‐Principal, External Relations. In addition to overseeing the University’s engagement with industry and community, Tania has direct responsibility for the University’s Marketing and Communications, Museums and Cultural Engagement, Government Relations, Media, Events and Global Student Recruitment and Mobility.
Prior to joining The University of Sydney, Tania was Director of Marketing and
Communications at Queen Mary University of London where she had overall responsibility for external relations and reputation development.
Tania has previously worked in the corporate and government sectors and began her career with Unisys, including a period working in Asia, before moving to work for government agencies and, since 2007, within the higher education sector.
Director of the CNRS Office for ASEAN and Oceania
Jean-Paul Toutain is a fluids geochemist and volcanologist. He began his career at the l’Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris as director of the Piton de la Fournaise volcanology observatory. At the Midi-Pyrénées Observatory, he developed research on volcanic degassing processes and was involved in monitoring programs.
He then represented the Research and Development Institute (IRD) and was a correspondent for the University of Toulouse in Indonesia from 2010 to 2015, and later Science and Technology Attaché at the Embassy of France in South Africa until 2019. Since September 2019 he has directed the regional office of the CNRS for Oceania and ASEAN countries, located in Singapore.