John Grogan's Confirmation Presentation

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John Grogan's Confirmation Presentation

We invite you to attend the Confirmation Presentation of John Grogan, a Doctor of Philosophy candidate within the School of Social Sciences, in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Law.

Title: Migration with Dignity - Kiribati Climate Change Justice Exodus 

Presenter: John Grogan

When: Thursday, 29 March  10-12 noon 

Where: Building E, 2.24/2.25 (adjoining room)

Abstract: How should we understand the context of climate change for the I-Kiribati people? The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati faces an uncertain future impacted by rising sea levels, climate change, moving populations, increasing urban poverty and pollution. Through examining the Kiribati context and foregrounding the voices of the I-Kiribati people through Narrative Inquiry, this research explores how Kiribati stakeholders and the international community can inform a potential Migration with Dignity for the I-Kiribati people.

Bio: John Grogan is an Irish-Australian lay Catholic Missionary, teacher and researcher. He has lived and taught in the Pacific nation of Kiribati, in the South Tarawa villages of Teaoraereke, Bairiki, Te Makin and Takoronga in Betio, and in the North Tarawa village of Noto. His studies centre on empowerment through education, particularly relating migrants and refugees. His Master of Education Research at Deakin University received a High Distinction, focusing on Sudanese refugee families entering the education system in South-East Queensland. He is currently a Doctor of Philosophy candidate with the University of the Sunshine Coast. His thesis is titled “Migration with Dignity - Kiribati Climate Change Justice Exodus”. His supervisors are Associate Professor Philip Crane and Professor Patrick Nunn. In his personal time, John is involved with the United Nations Association of Australia, Queensland Division.

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