Presented by the Rotary Club of Sydney, Peacebuilding Group:
Major General Michael (Mike)Smith served for 34 years as an Army Officer in the Australian Defence Force and worked with the United Nations in military or civilian capacities in Cambodia, Kashmir, Libya, Myanmar, Nepal, Timor-Leste, and Yemen.
Mike is a past National President of the United Nations Association of Australia, a former Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, and a former Adjunct Professor at the Key Centre for Ethics, Governance, Law and Justice at Griffith University. He is also the former CEO of Austcare (now Action Aid Australia), an international humanitarian and development agency committed to supporting underprivileged communities, including refugees and internally displaced persons affected by conflict, explosive remnants of war, violence, and natural disaster.
Mike is currently Chair of the Gallipoli Scholarship Fund and a non-executive Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace. He consults and has published articles on national and human security, strategy and defence, and peacekeeping and peacebuilding.
He is also a Rotarian.
We will also be presenting our annual Community Peacebuilding Award!
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