EVENT: The Inaugural Laki Jayasuirya Oration
|The Inaugural Laki Jayasuirya Oration : Democracy, Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Can there be consensus?
In honour of the life and rich legacy of Emeritus Professor Laksiri (Laki) Jayasuriya, the UWA Public Policy Institute invites you to attend the inaugural Laki Jayasuriya Oration. The Honourable Geoff Gallop, AC will be delivering the oration, speaking on democracy, human rights and multiculturalism.
Laki (1931-2018) was an intellectual, policy and campaigning pioneer. Having first arrived at The University of Sydney in the 1950s, he had an extraordinary career in academia, working at the interface of government and community organisations. As the first Asian professor at The University of Western Australia, he founded the UWA Department of Social Work and Social Policy, and made significant contributions to the development of social policy. Upon his appointment by Whitlam Government to the Immigration Advisory Council in 1973, he was amongst the key architects of Australia’s Multicultural policy. A staunch supporter of positive engagement with Asia and the Indian Ocean region, Laki challenged historic assumptions about the country’s European identity.
The UWA Public Policy Institute is pleased to bring you this event in collaboration with the Ethnic Communities Council of WA, the Multicultural Services Centre WA, the WA branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers and the UWA Department of Social Work and Social Policy for the inaugural Jayasuriya Oration.
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