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Professional Voices - Professional / Social Impact of Closed Borders on your Career

Wednesday, 3 November, 2021 28 Cheshvan 5782

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMZoom


Emanuel Synagogue invites you to our second event in our Professional Voices series on Wednesday 3rd November at 7:30pm.

“Professional Voices” is a forum for enriching our professional lives by providing opportunities for networking, engaging and learning together.

We are excited to announce this panel will be moderated by Associate Professor Dr Anna Boucher with special guests Professor Kim Rubenstein, Ben Celermajer and Nigel Dobbie discussing the impact of closed borders on your career.

This online webinar will bring experts in law and crypto assets to share with us their perspectives as well as providing an opportunity for you to ask your questions and connect with these experts.

This is a pay-what-you-can event. Tickets start at $5, but you can choose to increase or leave your ticket at the starting price.

Moderator - Dr Anna Boucher

Dr Anna Boucher is currently an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Comparative Politics at the University of Sydney. A proud graduate of the public education system, her tertiary education is in political science, law and research methods at the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics and Political Science, she holds five degrees in these fields. She is a former Commonwealth Scholar, University Medalist, Zeit Ebelin Bucerius Scholar in Migration Studies, DECRA and SOAR Fellow. She has worked on key immigration issues including skilled immigration, migrants in the labour market, migration and unemployment effects, migration and diversity, population politics and immigration data. Her work is applied and she is a frequent media commentator and government advisor on these topics. From October 2021, she is admitted solicitor, having undertaken her Diploma in Practical Legal Training at the College of Law, with a placement at Clayton Utz law firm (Sydney) this year. She is also a Research Stream Lead of the new James Martin Institute of Public Policy.

Guest - Nigel Dobbie
Nigel Dobbie is one of Australia’s leading immigration law practitioners.
With a particular expertise in sponsoring overseas workers, business visas, visa cancellations and general skilled migration, Nigel also litigates in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

He has taught at the Australian National University, and the Australian Catholic University, teaching Applied Immigration Law. He has spoken widely on immigration law issues and has been a guest speaker on Australian immigration law and trends around the world.

Having worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Nigel served in several landmark Australian constitutional law cases, and successfully identified the unlawful nature of automatic cancellation of many student visas in the Federal Magistrates Court.

He is based in Sydney, New South Wales.

Guest - Benjamin Celermajer
Benjamin Celermajer is the Founder of Magnet Capital, an Australian crypto asset fund that launched in 2017 to provide simple and easy access for investors into the new and exciting crypto asset class.

Benjamin also works as the Index Product Manager at Coin Metrics, a Boston based crypto asset data provider. Coin Metrics maintains and disseminates the most holistic set of crypto data globally, offering network data, market data and indexes to global clients.

Guest - Kim Rubenstein
Kim Rubenstein is a Professor in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law and Co Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the University of Canberra. A graduate of the University of Melbourne and Harvard University, she is Australia’s leading expert on citizenship, both around its formal legal status and in law’s intersection with broader normative notions of citizenship as membership and participation. This has led to her scholarship around gender and public law, which includes her legal work and her oral history work around women lawyers’ contributions in the public sphere. She was the Director of the Centre for International and Public law at the ANU from 2006-2015 and the Inaugural Convener of the ANU Gender Institute from 2011-2012. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and the Australia Academy of Social Sciences.

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