Visit from Dr Kenneth Chern

Dr. Kenneth Chern, Professorial Research Fellow at Murdoch University, WA, is to visit the Faculty of Business and Enterprise at Swinburne University next Monday and Tuesday, July 11 and 12. Dr Chern will be conducting a workshop for Social Investment and Philanthropy students at 4.15 on Monday.

Dr. Chern took up his duties as Professorial Research Fellow at Murdoch University in Perth in January 2011, returning to academia following a distinguished career in the United States Foreign Service. An expert in Asian affairs, Dr. Chern is playing a key role in supporting Murdoch’s world-leading research in that field, and is working with Western Australian business and industry to boost relationships with the US and Asia.

Dr. Chern served as United States Consul General in Perth from 2007 to 2010 and has a long and distinguished career in diplomacy, having served in the White House during President Bill Clinton’s administration and completed assignments in Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. He also worked at the Department of State’s China, Japan and Australia-New Zealand Desks. Dr. Chern speaks fluent French, Chinese and Vietnamese and has been awarded three individual Superior Honour Awards by the US government for his work in counterterrorism, human rights and public diplomacy.

Philanthropy Australia Members interested in attending the 4:15 session at Swinburne (Hawthorn) should contact Dr Michael Liffman directly on 03 9214 4405 or

Jul. 07, 2011

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