Academic Lecturer at the University of Western Australia (UWA) with a research interest in international development, education, gender and development, and a particular focus on sustainable development. Silvia is a devoted life-long Go player and organised the first academic Go Symposium in Australia (Sydney, 2018).
How the ancient game of Go is a guide to modern life
Silvia uses the ancient Chinese game of Go to connect with people across the world. On her journey, she discovered that Go is a wonderful teacher of skills necessary in many aspects of modern life. She walks us through some of Go's principles to demonstrate the social learnings and personal understanding that come from playing the game.
Silvia has worked to advance equity and diversity in the higher education sector and leads campaigns on the prevention of violence against women. Silvia has lived and worked in New Zealand, Australia, Bulgaria, Russia, the UK and Central Europe. She organised the first academic Go Symposium in Australia (Sydney 2018) and has continuously applied the art, science and game of Go in her own research, teaching and community engagement. Silvia is a life-long Go player and an aspiring Go scholar.
Silvia is joined on stage by two brave Go players, Hardy Zhiyuan DAI, 8 and Jason Schrader, 26 as they continue their game.