The 2005 Juanita Nielsen memorial lecture was given by Jo Vallentine on 22 March 2005 on the topic of "Rise of a second superpower".
Jo Vallentine was the first Green in the Australian Senate. She was first elected as a WA Senator in 1984 on an anti-nuclear platform. Since leaving parliament in 1992, Jo has continued to work in community groups on justice, disarmament and environmental issues. Jo is a Quaker, committed to non-violence and passionate about her involvement in social change movements.