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Researcher output profile for Mr Eric Meadows
Eric’s professional life has been concerned in one way and another with Australia's international relations, in particular with Asia. He started as an Australian diplomat in India and was later posted to Israel. He had a stint in charge of social science programs in the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, where he organised seminars on the rights of peoples in international law, before moving into international education. His first appointment in this field was in the Department of Education where he ran a section of the bureaucracy administering policies in full-fee marketing to overseas students. He then moved to the University of Wollongong as Director of International Education. These years were very stimulating as Wollongong broke into new markets in the United States, in the Middle East and, especially in India. After ten years he moved to Victoria as Deputy Principal (International Programs) at the University of Melbourne and then in 2002 as Pro Vice Chancellor (International) at Deakin University. In 2006 he left administration for research and teaching and enrolled in a PhD in the history of the diplomatic relationship between India and Australia. This was completed in 2013. He has remained interested in the progress of international education in Australian universities, writing a history of it, published in 2010, as well as commenting on educational relations with India in print as well as at conferences. He has also published on the White Australia policy and its effect on the bilateral relationship with India. He is joining Arcadia University as Director, Australian Operations from January 2014. (Arcadia is based in Philadelphia and is the highest ranked US university for study abroad.) He will remain at ADRI with honorary status and has projects to complete on different aspects of Australia’s relationship with India.
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