Celebrating 60 years of the IRSV - With Sharan Burrow

Celebrating 60 years of the IRSV  - With Sharan Burrow, AC


This year marks the 60-year anniversary of the IRSV!

To mark this incredible milestone, the Society will be hosting an event to celebrate with Sharan Burrow, AC.


Introducing our speaker


Sharan Burrow is a global advocate for human rights, climate action and Just Transition. She is the Former General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (2010-2022. Previously she was President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (2000–2010.)

Sharan is well known for her international advocacy on employment, human rights, industrial relations, corporate responsibility and climate action with just transition solutions. She has represented workers and civil society groups in global policy discussions in United Nations bodies, on the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation as well as at the tables of the G7, G20, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.  She has twice been a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

Sharan is currently a Visiting Professor in Practice to the LSE-Grantham Institute, a board member of the European Climate foundation, a board member of the Green Hydrogen Association, Co-Chair of the IEA Labour Council and Commissioner for the Global Commission on Climate Governance.

All members, students and guests are warmly invited to network, as well as to share stories about industrial relations, work and related matters!

Event details:  

  • When: Friday 18 August 2023 
  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Where: Woodward Centre, 10th Floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106, University of Melbourne) - 185 Pelham St, Carlton


Two course meal provided, including drinks 

  • Member (including a member of ALERA or another state IR Society): $68pp 
  • Non-member: $100pp 
  • Full-time Student: $20pp
  • Not already a member - consider joining today!  


What can attendees expect (provisional timings):

12:00pm - Guests arrive and register 

12:30pm - Entrees served 

12:45pm - Main presentation including Q&A from audience (presentation will conclude by 1.30pm)

1:00pm - Main meal served 

2:00pm - Formal event closed - drinks and (optional) informal networking to follow 

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8/18/2023 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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