ESSA: Immigration and Identity: Q & A on The Economics of a Globalised World


From: Tuesday September 5, 2017, 6:30 pm

To: Tuesday September 5, 2017, 8:30 pm

The Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA) invites members of the community to join them in a night of insight, exploration and discovery at their upcoming flagship Q&A event hosted with experts gathered from around Australia.

Founded at the University of Melbourne, ESSA is one of the largest student economics societies of its kind. It strives to connect curious minds to create and more passionate and informed community.

On Tuesday 5 September ESSA will be delving into the topic of “Immigration and Identity: The Economics of a Globalised World”, unpacking the effect of migration on the Australian identity and economy and daring the audience to consider their experiences in Australia in the reality of globalised migration.

The panel of experts leading the charge on this discussion include;

  • John Edwards: Director at CEDA and former economic advisor to the Keating Government
  • Denise Ryan Costello: Lecturer of journalism at Swinburne University with over 20 years of experience at The Age
  • John Langmore: Assistant Director of Research (Security and Political Engagement) at the Melbourne School of Government, and former Director of the UN Division of Social Policy and Development
  • Jim Minifie: Productivity Growth Program Director at the Grattan Institute and former Chief Economist at the Boston Consulting Group

With such an esteemed panel, ESSA is proud to deliver this event free of charge to the general public. The Q&A will be held at Deakin Edge, Federation Square from 6:30pm, and all attendees will have the opportunity to be a part of the discussion.

This discussion is free and open to the general public, although we strongly encourage you to REGISTER by clicking on this link.

More information can also be found on our facebook event or contact Rebecca Satkunam (President) at or visit


Deakin Edge

1 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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