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Dr Ben Habib Lecturer, Politics

Dr. Benjamin Habib is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Ben is an internationally published scholar with a current research interest in intersections between grassroots sustainability and regeneration projects, environmental movements and international climate politics. Previously he has researched the political economy of North Korea’s nuclear program, East Asian security, and climate change mitigation and adaptation politics in Northeast Asia. He has also coordinated environment and sustainability-themed short travel program subjects to China and South Korea, and written about teaching and learning in international relations, with a particular focus on online learning strategies.

Ben has been a board member of Permaculture Australia and of OASES Graduate School in Melbourne. He is an Asia Literacy Ambassador for the Asia Education Foundation. He has worked previously for Flinders University, the University of South Australia, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and has spent time teaching English in Dandong, China.

In June 2014, Ben completed a Permaculture Design Course at CERES Community Environment Park in Melbourne and is now a contributing facilitator within the CERES PDC program, focusing on the application of permaculture design principles to socio-economic systems. Between 2010 and 2012, he created, edited and contributed the blog Our Voice: Politics Albury-Wodonga.

Ben completed his PhD candidature at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia in 2011, after graduating with a B. Arts (Hons) from Flinders University and a B. Arts from the University of South Australia. He has also studied at Keimyung University in Daegu, South Korea.

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