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In this final lecture in the series "World in Ferment" Professor Camilleri turned the spotlight on Australia: the aspirations and anxieties of a new generation; the changing fabric of Australian society; and the prospects of adjusting to the realities of a world in ferment.

St Michael's on Collins



30 August 2015

Interview with Doug Beecroft on 3MBS Reflections, 30 August 2015, 11.00−12.00 .

Discussing the issues to be raised in the coming 5 lecture series on Risks and Opportunites: A World in Ferment delivered in September 2015 at St Michael's on Collins, Melbourne.

5 October 2013 to 30 October 2014

The project entailed work with the youth from the Alawi, Alevi and Sunni sects of Islam to cultivate an understanding of and a capacity to positively work on inter-sectarian tensions by directly addressing these issues in a way that respects reverence, difference and diversity.

21 November 2013

Address delivered to a Community Leaders Forum organised by Australians for Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt

17 September 2012

The religious leaders of the Coptic and Islamic communities held a joint media conference to express their deep concern at the violent scenes that occurred in Sydney on the weekend. tehy rejected any attempt at vilification aimed against any religion. They declared the defamation fo religion, its symbols and teaching to be incompatible with Chritiann and Islamic values.

Professor Joseph A. Camilleri OAM chaired the media conference .

19 March 2015

A Presentation to the Medical Grand Round, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 19 March 2015

The PowerPoint presentation may be viewed here Filez_presentation_rmh.pptx

Keynote Address
12 December 2014

Professor Camilleri launched the book on 12 December 2014 at RMIT  University.  

He described it as an elegantly written, clearly presented and insightfully convceived book. Though intended primarily as a text for students, the book would be of much wider interest, for it offered an unusualy holistic view of the future, arguing for a prudential aporach to uncertainty and risk.

Chapters in Book

Joseph A. Camilleri, 'Iraq, the Illusion of Security and the Limits to Power', in Ben Isakhan (ed), The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

The US military intervention in Iraq and the protracted and continuing violence it has unleashed constitute a defining feature of the post-Cold War world. Many have analysed this violence primarily in terms of its devastating impact on Iraqi society, economy, environment and politics. Legitimate and important though it is this line of inquiry is deficient if it does not adequately integrate into its analysis the regional and global ramifications of the violence which are as enduring as they are wide-ranging. The US decision to intervene is now generally understood to have been illegitimate and illegal, but the reasons for and the consequences of that decision have yet to receive the attention they deserve. If we are to make sense of what the United States attempted in Iraq and what it actually achieved, we need to analyse three key facets of contemporary international life: a) the globalisation of insecurity; b) the limits to empire, and c) the pitfalls associated with the unilateral use of force.


Joseph A. Camilleri, 'From Violence to Dialogue: Responding to Terrorism and the "War on Terror"', Journal of Dialogue Studies, 3(2), Autumn 2015, 53-72.

View the article here