The Legacy of War | Conference

The Legacy of War
Ecojustice Perspectives on Australia’s Involvement in the Middle East

Thursday 20 April 2017, from 4pm to 6pm

Whitley College
271 Royal Parade, Parkville
Theological College
Light refreshments available on arrival

A seminar exploring ecological and social justice perspectives on Australia’s involvement in what has been called our “longest war”, with a particular focus on Afghanistan.

Speakers: Deborah Storie, Anne Elvey and Keith Dyer, with Joseph Camilleri as participating chair.

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Deborah Storie first encountered Afghanistan in 1992. Since then, she has lived in several provinces of Afghanistan and worked in a variety of capacities, most recently as Executive Director of an international development agency until mid-2016. Her most formative years were those spent living in and working with rural villages as part of a community development project. Deborah has a PhD in Biblical Studies from University of Divinity/Whitley College.

Joseph Camilleri is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, where he held the Chair in International Relations and was founding Director of the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University (2006–2012). He has written some 20 major books and more than 100 book chapters and journal articles. Recent publications include: The UN Alliance of Civilizations in Asia-South Pacific: Current Context and Future Pathways (2014); Human Security Matters (2012); Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia (Routledge 2013); and Religion and Ethics in a Globalizing World: Conflict, Dialogue and Transformation (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). Professor Camilleri is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and Executive Director of Alexandria Agenda, a new venture in ethical consulting.

Keith Dyer and Anne Elvey are researchers in the Ecological Aspects of War: Religious Perspectives from Australia project. Keith teaches New Testament at Whitley College, and is an Associate Professor of the University of Divinity. Anne is an honorary research associate of Trinity College Theological School, and a member of the Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy, University of Divinity, and an adjunct research fellow in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University.

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