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Lecture
5 September 2017

In September I'm presenting two lectures that focus on Australia: how we see ourselves and ‘others’, how we understand our place in the world, what kind of future we envisage for ourselves and the Earth. 

Op-Ed
10 July 2017

On 7 July 2017, more than 120 countries adopted a treaty at a UN conference that prohibits the production, stockpiling, use or threatened use of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. Australia was a notable absentee. So were the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons.

Speech
27 May 2017

The talk given at the JIM Convnetion 2017 addressed the rising levels of anxiety in much of the Western world. The rise of the far right is one fo the most striking symptoms of the growing malaise. The inbseucrity people feel has much to do with rising economic and social inequalities - what some have called 'the ugly side of globalization'. 

Lecture
9 May 2017

These two lectures were delivered at St Michael's on Collins, in Melbourne on two consecutive Tuesdays, 9th and 16th May 2017

The first covered the rapidly evolving relations between three major centres of power: America, Russia and China.

Event
24 February 2017

The newly formed Islamic Shia Council of Victoria (ISCV) was introduced to the Victorian community on Friday 24 February 2017 at a dinner hosted by the ISCV. 

It was attended by the Hon Robin Scott (Minister for Multicultural Affairs), Helen Kapalos (Chair of the Victorian Multicultural Commission), several members of parliament and many religious and community leaders.

Op-Ed
3 February 2017

Published in John Menadue — Pearls and Irritations

It is hard not to conclude that our major parties have been the primary stumbling block.

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