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Public Forum Earth@Peace: Impossible Dream or Necessity?

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 7:30 pm10:00 pm AEST

Join us for an evening exploring the most critical issues of our time with leading scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds. Presentations will be followed by Q&A and lively conversation among panel members. The public forum will be moderated by Emeritus Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM, La Trobe University.

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General – $20.00
Concession – $15.00
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Panel members

Professor Heather Eaton
Heather Eaton is a Full Professor in Conflict Studies program at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.  Dr. Eaton has engaged with inter-religious responses to the ecological crisis, the relationship among ecological, feminist and liberation theologies, and connections between religion and science. She has also been involved in conferences, workshops, teaching and publishing in these areas.

Dr Chandra Muzaffar
Dr Chandra Muzaffar is one of Asia’s leading public intellectuals, an internationally known advocate for human rights, and a Malaysian political scientist. His last academic position was professor of Global Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Behrouz Boochani
An outspoken Kurdish-Iranian writer and advocate, Boochani has been detained on Manus Island since 2013, and is author of the widely acclaimed No Friend But The Mountains, which was recently awarded the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize. He will be joining the forum by video link.

Sister Patricia Fox
Fox has worked in the Philippines for 27 years, advocating land reform, culturally sensitive education of indigenous peoples, decent jobs and housing for the urban poor, freedom of political prisoners, and justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings.

Nyadol Nyuon
Nyuon is a lawyer, community advocate, writer, and accomplished speaker. Nyuon arrived in Australia as a refugee from Ethiopia, and is passionate about social justice, human rights, and cultural diversity.


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Tuesday, 23 April 2019
7:30 pm–10:00 pm
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