Category Archives: LECTURES

31 Jul

Affinity Panel: Understanding the sectarian dimension of the conflicts in Syria & Iraq !

In the modern era, the Middle East has always appeared to be in turmoil. In more recent times, especially since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, the problems in the region have escalated to new levels. No where is this more ...

30 Jul

Affinity Lecture Series : The Challenges of an Evolving Society – Observations from the Bench

Australia is one of the few developed nations that has managed to grow by accepting new migrants. Although most communities gradually adapt to life in their new country, some communities take a little longer to become acquainted with the laws ...

20 Apr

Affinity Lecture Series – Professor Jock Collins

Australian Multiculturalism: The Case for a Reinvigoration and a Cosmopolitan Makeover Australia has been a major immigration nation for over six decades with immigration being central to our nation building story. In the past two decades, the character of the ...

19 Mar

The Muslim World In Transition : Case Study of Turkey & Egypt

Masses of protestors from Gezi Park and Tahrir Square were calling for justice, freedom and democratic rights for Turkey and Egypt respectively. Egypt’s military has recently overthrown a democratically elected government while in Turkey an elected government is reversing decade long democractic ...

11 Feb

Affinity Lecture Series – Les Murray

“Football : The World Game beyond Borders”  Australia is a richly diverse nation, accepting people from all walks of life. Throughout its timeline many migrants and refugees have come to Australia and been a part of the nation building story. ...