Building Australia-Africa Engagement 





David Mickler, PhD SFHEA 

Dean Global, Africa & Associate Professor of International Relations

 Curtin University, Perth, Australia 

Projects & Programs

The Political & Economic Agency of Africans in Australia 

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Emerging Leaders in Australia-Africa Diplomacy (ELAAD) 

Convenor, Diplomatic Leadership Program

International Relations in the Indian Ocean Region (IRIOR) 

Convenor, IORA Regional Study Tour in Mauritius

WA African Women's Leadership, Empowerment & Development (A-LEAD) 

Co-Convenor, Community Leadership Program

African-Australian Youth: Navigating Identities (AAYNI) 

Scanlon Foundation Research Institute Project

Tsuha Global Fellowship 

Mentor, Tsuha Foundation Fellowship Program

The Transnational Political Economy of African Migration to Australia

Research Collaboration Award Project

Development, Diplomacy & the Diaspora: Deepening Engagement Between African-Australians, the Diplomatic Corps and the African Union's Agenda 2063

AAUN / DFAT Funded Research Project

Indian Ocean Rim Association Academic Group (IORAG)

Australian Representative 

Curtin Africa Public Lecture

Convenor, Annual Public Lecture

Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Annual Forum

Convenor, Annual Australia Forum

Australia-Africa Literacy Course @ DFAT Diplomatic Academy

Convenor, Government Training Program

The African Union: Adressing the Challenges of Peace, Security and Governance

Research Project & Book

Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

Research Project & Book

New Engagement: Contemporary Australian Foreign Policy Towards Africa

Research Project & Book

The University of Pretoria, South Africa

Visiting Scholar

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Visiting Scholar

African Union Commission

Visiting Researcher

The University of Pretoria, South Africa

Research & Education Collaboration

Worldwide Universities Network Global Africa Group (WUN GAG)

Inaugural Co-Chair

WA African Community Awards

Sponsor, Excellence in Innovation Award

Supporting African Students

Networking & Mentoring

Supervising African PhD Students

Research Training & Mentoring

Supporting African Authors

Promoting Publications

Africa Research & Engagement Centre (AfREC)

Founding Director

Curtin Mauritius

Supporting Curtin's African Campus

The University of Mauritius

Research & Education Collaboration

Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN)

Board Member, Curtin University Representative

Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

Research & Eduation Collaboration

The University of Ghana

Research & Education Collaboration

The University of Cape Town, South Africa

Research & Education Collaboration

Kofi Annan Tribute Service

Co-Convenor, Western Australia

The University of Nairobi, Kenya

Research & Education Collaboration

Building Sustainable Peace in Africa: Engaging Australians

Convenor, International Engagement Forum

Collaborating with Emerging Scholars

Early Career Academic Mentorship

Consultations with Ambassadors

Informing Foreign Policy with Research

National African-Australian Diaspora Engagement Conference (NAADEC)

Conference Convenor

Organisation of African Communities in WA (OACWA)

External Member, Strategic Planning Committee

Pan-African, Pan-Australian Forum

Speaker for African Think Tank

International Women's Day Gala 

A-LEAD Program Graduation Ceremony

Australia-Africa Women in Leadership Forum

Forum Host

African Students in Western Australia (ASIWA)

Launch of Working Group

Consultations with Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia

Building Australia-Africa Engagement

African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) 

Convenor, 39th Annual AFSAAP Conference 

Australia-Africa Postgraduate Student Collaboration

Convenor, International Study Tour in South Africa

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Research & Education Collaboration

Africa Down Under Conference

Industry Engagement

Teaching African Studies in Australia

Deepening Australia-Africa literacy

Pan-African Parliament (PAP)

Research Fieldwork in South Africa

African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM)

Research Fieldwork in South Africa

African Studies Reading Group

Co-Convenor in Western Australia

 I pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community, including elders past and present, by acknowledging the Whadjuk people of the Nyungar Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work.