Internationally renowned journalist and eminent thought leader Stan Grant will join Griffith University as Professor of Global Affairs in December.
“We are delighted to have Stan join Griffith University,’’ Pro Vice Chancellor (Arts, Education & Law) Professor Paul Mazerolle said.
“His deep knowledge of global affairs and extensive journalistic experience is an incredible asset to the University.
“Our journalism and communication students and others will benefit from his knowledge and wisdom.”
In his role within the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Stan will lead and engage public discussion on key global issues and how they impact on Australia.
“It is a terrific new direction for me and very challenging,” Stan said.
“I would also like to broaden discussion about Indigenous issues to place them in a much more internationally and globally historical context.”
He said one of the first things he was keen to do is to research how liberalism has shaped Indigenous society.
“Can we move beyond historical oppression to embrace the liberating ideas at the core of western philosophy?”
As one of Australia’s most respected and awarded journalists with more than 30 years’ experience in radio and television news and currents affairs, Stan has interviewed international political and business leaders including Australia’s prime ministers and senior ministers.
Prior to his appointment at Griffith, Stan was the ABC’s Chief Asia Correspondent. He spent 10 years as Senior International Correspondent for CNN in Asia and the Middle East, broadcasting to an audience of millions around the world. He was also a news presenter on the Australian Macquarie Radio Network, Seven and SBS.
He is an award-winning and best-selling author of several books and has contributed articles to many major Australian newspapers, magazines and journals.