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Displaying from Sunday, January 01, 2012
 February 2012
Monday 20
0:00 - EVENT - Immigrant Workers’ Occupational Health Study (IWOHS) : Workplace health and safety among immigrant workers in Australia Website | More Information
Immigrant workers’ Occupational Health Study is a new study that will look at the working conditions of immigrant and Australian-born workers. This first part of the study involves meeting with people from the different migrant communities in Australia to learn about their community and their (...)
Friday 24
21:00 - FREE LECTURE - Unsafe Haven, Hazaras In Afghanistan : Public Lecture by Mr. Abdul Karim Hekmat on Hazaras and their treatment in Afghanistan Website | More Information
Last November a 27 years old Hazara asylum seeker was about to be deported to Afghanistan. The Federal Magistrate Court put a temporary injunction against his forced removal because of ‘lack of procedural fairness.’ Now a legal challenge is underway in the High Court to determine the fate of all (...)

 March 2012
Tuesday 06
17:30 - FREE LECTURE - Unsafe Haven, Hazaras In Afghanistan : Public Lecture by Mr. Abdul Karim Hekmat on Hazaras and their treatment in Afghanistan Website | More Information
Last November a 27 years old Hazara asylum seeker was about to be deported to Afghanistan. The Federal Magistrate Court put a temporary injunction against his forced removal because of ‘lack of procedural fairness.’ Now a legal challenge is underway in the High Court to determine the fate of all (...)
Wednesday 07
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Arab Spring, Non-Arab reactions : Public Lecture by Professor Ehud Toledano on reactions by non-Arabs to the Arab Spring Website | More Information
Speaker Bio: Ehud Toledano is a Professor of Ottoman and Middle Eastern History, and the Director of the Graduate School of Historical Studies at Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Previously, he held the role as Head of the University’s History Department. He is a leading Israeli academic specializing (...)
Thursday 22
12:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - “Iran’s Nuclear Programme - Regional Perspective” : The Centre for Muslim States and Societies, UWA to attend a public lecture on “Iran’s Nuclear Programme - Regional Perspective” More Information
Iran’s nuclear programme has been a cause of concern for the international community. US and Israel are convinced that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, Iran claims that it has no intention to produce nuclear weapons and its nuclear activities are to sustain a peaceful nuclear power programme. It (...)

 May 2012
Tuesday 01
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Ms Victoria Schofied a Renowned Journalist Lecture on Resolving the deadlock over Kashmir : highlights the need to resolve the debate on the future of Kashmir. What is the nature of the Kashmir issue? How can it be resolved? What role do external actors play in the resolution? Victoria Schofield will address these and other related issues. More Information
Victoria Schofield is an internationally recognized scholar of the Kashmir issue. Her publications include Kashmir in the Crossfire (1996) Kashmir in Conflict (2000 and 2002) and Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia. The Kashmir issue has bedevilled relations between India and (...)
Friday 18
12:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What matters to me and why : Conversations with members of the UWA community about what matters to them More Information
'What Matters to me and why' is a series of lunch time talks and conversations with UWA Academics. The talks explore personal stories of family, place, formative influences and how these things continue to shape people's lives and academic work.

The next conversation is with Carol (...)

 June 2012
Monday 04
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Syria : Dr Jonathan Spyer will look into the origins and progress of the uprising against the rule of Bashar Assad in Syria. More Information
The lecture will focus on the as yet unsuccessful attempts of the opposition to unite, and the determined campaign of the regime to crush the revolt by force. Dr Spyer will give background details and an assessment of both the regime and the insurgency, and will ask why it has been that unlike in (...)

 September 2012
Wednesday 19
12:00 - FREE LECTURE - After Afghanistan : Beyond embedded conflict, beyond embattled politics, Phil Sparrow's personal engagement with Afghanistan More Information
Phil Sparrow has been an aid worker in Afghanistan for over twelve years, travelling and living with his young family. Recently forced out of the country, he brings his own remarkable journey in photographs and eye witness accounts, as he weathers a grief for a love lost.

 October 2012
Friday 26
16:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - Australia: Security Council Member and Foreign Policy : Dr Joan Trevelyan Memorial lecture by Dr Sue Boyd. More Information
Sue Boyd spent 34 years as an Australian diplomat, including as High Commissioner in Fiji, also accredited to Tuvalu, Nauru and the Pacific Islands Forum (1999 -2003). She was Consul General in Hong Kong (1998-9), Ambassador in Vietnam (1994-98) and High Commissioner in Bangladesh (1986-89). She is (...)
Tuesday 30
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Islamisation Phenomenon in Malaysia : Mr Bob Olivier will be discussing the Islamisation phenomenon that has been occurring around the world in recent decades that has had a significant impact on Muslim communities. More Information
The Islamisation phenomenon that has been occurring around the world in recent decades has had a significant impact on Muslim communities, whether they are in Muslim-majority countries, or as immigrant communities in host countries such as Europe, the US and Australia. It has also had an indirect (...)

 November 2012
Monday 19
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A distinguished panel of guests discussing the issue of "Australia in the Asian Century Beyond the White Paper" : A panel of experts would explore these ideas and beyond to answer the question: How does Australia sustain cooperative and mutually beneficial relations with its neighbours in the Asian Century. More Information
The Australian Government has acknowledged the rise of Asia in the 21st century as the paradigm through which it will shape its relationship with its neighbours. The recent White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century by Dr Ken Henry has outlined a roadmap for greater engagement by strengthening (...)

 January 2013
Tuesday 22
12:00 - - CMSS Celebrating Australia Day : Multicultural Pot Luck Picnic Lunch More Information
Bring along your favourite dish and share with others to celebrate Australia Day

 March 2013
Tuesday 05
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Iran : Occasional Research Conversation with Dr. Anahita Movassagh Riegler More Information
Dr Anahita Movassagh Riegler will discuss her PhD which she has recently completed at the Faculty of Law, UWA. The topic Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is rooted in the inequality of power between men and women. In countries where patriarchal attitudes are dominant, such as in some Muslim (...)
Thursday 14
17:00 - STUDENT EVENT - first flock : A Welcome to First-Year students hosted by the Cultural Precinct Website | More Information
The Cultural Precinct invites all first-year students for a welcome-party at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery on Thursday 14th March 2013.

First Flock will have refreshments, prizes, entertainment and will also coincide with the launch of a new initiative - the UWA Cultural Precinct (...)
Thursday 21
17:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Muslims, Democracy and the 21st Century by Javed Ahmad Ghamidi : Javed Ahmad Ghamidi is an internationally renowned scholar of Islam who has contributed to debates on the role of Islam in Muslim societies. More Information
Mr Ahmad has authored numerous books and lectured widely on Islam and Muslim issues including democracy, blasphemy law, rights of citizens particularly women, and terrorism. Born in Pakistan in 1951, he holds a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from the Government College, Lahore (1972) and (...)
Tuesday 26
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Tunisian Women in the Arab Spring by Dr Leila Ben Mcharek : What makes Tunisia an exception in the Arab world as far as women’s rights are concerned ? More Information
What makes Tunisia an exception in the Arab world as far as women’s rights are concerned ? What role did Tunisian women play in the Revolution (17 December 2010- 14 January 2011) ? What is the status of Tunisian women since the Revolution ? What are the main debates involving women’s status and (...)
Wednesday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - What Ever Happened to Professional Ethics : Recovering an Ethic of Vocation in an Age of 'Values'. An ETHOS event Website | More Information
Ian packer is the deputy director of ETHOS and a frequent contributor to publications on critical issues. Ethos is a national network of outstanding Christian thinkers and activists drawn together into a series of standing think-tanks. ETHOS is committed to ongoing, in-depth analysis of critical (...)

 April 2013
Tuesday 09
18:00 - SCREENING - Pre-release Screening : Free China, the Courage to Believe Website | More Information
“INTENSELY COMPELLING…EXTRAORDINARY.” Karen Curry- Former CNN Bureau Chief New York

The fates of a woman living in Beijing and a man living in New York become inextricably linked because of a common conviction…

The multi-award winning “Free China: The Courage To Believe” tells (...)
Monday 15
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Morning after the Arab Spring : CMSS has invited Nina Markovic from the UNA Centre for European Studies, to explain the EU’s multi-dimensional foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. More Information
This lecture aims to explain the EU’s multi-dimensional foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, which is a vitally important neighbourhood for the future of the entire Union and its members. In the EU’s security strategy, the risk of failing states is seen as a major (...)


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