6 December 2013 to 8 December 2013

Joseph Camilleri played a leading role in the establishment of the Australia-China High Level Talks (ACHLT), and co-chaired the inaugural dialogue in Beijing.

The dialogue, held 40 years after the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between China and Australia, provided a unique opportunity for senior figures in the business, policy-making and academic communities of the two countries to explore in a highly

14 November 2012 to 16 November 2012

A year-long project involving extensive research and discussions in the Middle East and Europe, and an intensive two-day Dialogue which took place last November in Athens/Sounion, Greece.

Details of the project are available in a report written in four languages (English, Hebrew, Farsi and Arabic). The report carries a foreword by Judge Christopher Weeramantry, former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice.

12 August 2009 to 16 August 2009

The Malaysia-Australia Dialogue on Asian Futures was held in Penang on 12-16 August 2009. Attending scholars scrutinised the economic, social, environmental and security challenges for the Asia Pacific. This initiative was seen as contributing positively to the future development of the region.

The following excerpts are taken from the joint statement which resulted from the dialogue session:

25 September 2005

The Centre for Dialogue was established by La Trobe University in September 2005 and inaugurated on 15 August 2006, at the National Gallery of Victoria, with the strong support of the Victorian Government. At the opening, attended by more than 700 people, Judge Christopher Weeramantry, former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, delivered the inaugural Annual Lecture.


An Academy-supported workshop on The Prospects for Regional Cooperation: Opportunities for Indonesian-Australian Collaboration was hosted by the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University Melbourne in collaboration with its partner institution the Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (PPIM), State Islamic University Jakarta on 25-26 June 2013, Parkview Hotel on St Kilda.



A one-year pilot research/educational project funded by the Reichstein Foundation, the Uniting Church of Australia (Victoria Synod) and La Trobe University.

The programme, conducted during 2003-2004, was designed to foster a deeper dialogue in Muslim-Christian relations in Victoria in the context of the disturbing developments of the last few years (i.e. September 11, Bali bombings, the “war on terror”, Iraq War).