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Ken Chan


Tutoring in:  American Politics
 
Ken Chan was educated at the University of Sydney where he did undergraduate studies in economics and politics and completed a PhD in politics.
 
He was a Political Science Fellow in the Parliamentary Library in the Federal Parliament for a year before taking up a career in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as a diplomat. He served overseas in Hong Kong, New York and Rome and was the Administrator of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands during its act of self-determination in 1985.  In the early 1990s he was appointed a member of the Refugee Review Tribunal in Sydney and worked in the RRT for a number of years. 
 
After he retired in the late 90s he studied creative writing at the University of Canberra and has a postgraduate diploma and a PhD in the subject from that University.  He has taught communication studies, writing poetry, and creative writing at the University of Canberra and has also taught communication studies and international relations and law in the ANU Foundation Studies courses.  
 
He has a longstanding interest in American politics and literature and currently works as a volunteer with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Footscray.
 
He is a member of U3A Melbourne City and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences.