The Australia-Colombia Dialogue Podcast

The Australia-Colombia Dialogue Podcast

The Australia-Colombia Dialogue Podcast is an interview show. Every month, Cesar Alvarez sits down with some of Australia and Colombia’s biggest names in government, business, industry, academia, and more, to talk about work, life, and everything that brings Australia and Colombia together. These casual encounters with extraordinary Aussies and Colombians celebrate and promote the people, organizations, and sectors behind both countries' success stories while offering a fresh and unique perspective to all things Australia-Colombia.


June 29, 2023 54 mins
In this episode, we had the honor of interviewing Tim Harcourt. Tim is an Australian economist who for many years has traveled to many countries around the world conducting research and analysis of the economic state and opportunities of each of these nations. His work has taken him to Colombia, a country he describes as "resilient" due to all the social challenges they’ve had to overcome through many decades. Tim also shares ...
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In this episode, we spoke with Carolina Giraldo, Founder and Creator of Carolina Lifestyle who told us about her life, inspirations, and career, which includes her beginnings in the clothing industry, the processes and challenges she has faced, and the opportunities she has had encountered along the way, as well as current state of operations of the business. Carolina, like many immigrants, was presented with countless difficu...
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June 29, 2023 50 mins
In this episode, we spoke with Eddie White, an Australian filmmaker and artist based in Bogota Colombia. Eddy talked us through his work and the main contents he likes to cover in his artistic expressions. We also spoke about his motivations to travel and then settle in Colombia. It is precisely in this country, where he has discovered new artistic insights that add new dynamics to his life and create countless opportunities f...
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In this episode, we sat down with Natalia Piedrahita, Americas Regional Marketing Manager for the University of Queensland. We took this opportunity to talk about the progress that has been made since 2019 in the collaboration in the educational area between the Americas region and Australia with greater emphasis on Colombia for the purpose of this interview. We also talked about the challenges that emerged as a result of the ...
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In this episode, we sat down with Alvaro Carvajal, Export Sales Manager for Thales Australia, one of the largest and most recognized companies in the defense industry sector. Alvaro shares with us his lessons learned and his journey from Colombia to Australia, and how he managed to make it with a lot of sacrifices into one of the most important companies in the sector.
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In this episode, we sat down for coffee and tea with Jason Stirbinskis, Managing director of Los Cerros LTD. We talked about his successes in Quinchía, Risaralda, and part of their work in the region, both in mining and for the community. Jason also spoke about his cultural, personal, and work experience and his contribution to creating an inclusive and diverse mining industry in Colombia. We also covered some of his team's ch...
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We sat down for coffee and tea with the former General Commander of the Armed Forces of Colombia, and current Ambassador of Colombia to Australia, Alberto Mejia Ferrero. We talked about his transition into the diplomatic world after serving in the Army for 41 years, we also talked about leadership, and how the bilateral relationship has been affected by the pandemic, as well as how both countries are preparing to continue expa...
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We sat down for coffee and tea with the former Ambassador of Australia to Colombia, Sophie Davies. We talked about her upbringing, her time in Colombia, the tangible results of her mission from 2017 to 2020, and the future of Australia-Colombia relations.
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