Launch & Conversation: ‘Cruelty Or Humanity’

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Join Affinity Intercultural Foundation & the Sydney Peace Foundation as they present ‘Launch & Conversation: ‘Cruelty Or Humanity’.

About this Event

In ‘Cruelty or Humanity’, described as ‘ a road map for humanity’, Stuart Rees advocates an alternative justice in post Covid societies. With examples from around the world, he speaks ‘a language for humanity’ as a way to end abusive uses of power. That language uses poetry and music to redefine politics and achieve literacy about human rights. For the sake of people, animals and planet earth, the challenge is urgent, the justice alternatives exciting. Andrew West will question Stuart’s claims.

Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AM will be in discussion with ABC presenter Andrew West.


Event Link Details

This webinar will livestream in Australia from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT on Tuesday 30 March.

About the Speakers

Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees AM

Stuart Rees AM is former Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at University of Sydney, Founder/Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation and co-founder of Sydney University’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. A Human rights activist in several countries, author of books on human rights, peace negotiations, social justice and of poetry anthologies, ‘Tell Me The Truth About War’ and ‘A Will To Live.’ In 2005, Stuart was awarded the Order of Australia ‘For service to international relations’ and in 2018, the Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize. His most recent book, ‘Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities’ was published in September 2020 by Policy Press.

Andrew West

Andrew West is a journalist and broadcaster who currently presents The Religion & Ethics Report on RN. He was a senior reporter at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun-Herald and The Australian and is the author of two books on Australian politics and culture, including a biography of the former Foreign Minister and NSW Premier Bob Carr.

Andrew’s work has appeared in The Best Australian Political Writing (MUP, 2008), The New York Times, The South China Morning Post, The Monthly and The Christian Science Monitor. He has been a regular fill-in host of two flagship RN programs, Late Night Live and Saturday Extra, and a correspondent for BBC Religion.

Andrew is a graduate of the University of Sydney and Columbia University in New York City. In 2013, the alumni of the University of Sydney elected him a Fellow of the Senate, the university’s governing body.

Event Detail

March 30, 2021 7:00 PM
March 30, 2021 8:00 PM