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 May 2014
Thursday 01
17:00 - LECTURE - Public Lecture by Dr Khalid Zaheer: Interfaith Dialogue in the Contemporary World : This CMSS lecture explores the merits and promotion of interfaith dialogue today. Website | More Information
Dr Khalid Zaheer is the Scholar at Understanding Islam UK (UIUK) since May 2012. UIUK is a non-political organization established in UK as a registered charity since 2001 for spreading a non-sectarian, peace-promoting, and moderate message of Islam based on the two authentic sources of Qur'an and (...)

18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done For Science? : Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this WXED talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered modern science. More Information
Science and Faith seem to be arguing a lot lately, so is their long term marriage over? The accusations are not pretty, not even true. Can we afford for them to split? Taking a leaf out of "Life of Brian", this talk will present the key players and principles of faith which pioneered (...)
Thursday 08
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Healthcare : Taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uses multi-media to find the pioneers and principles that Christianity has contributed to healthcare. More Information
It's a torrid space, between healthcare budgets and complex ethical questions of end-beginning of life. Much of our talk takes place in a vacuum. So, taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uses multi-media to find the pioneers and principles that Christianity has contributed to (...)
Thursday 15
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Arts and Architecture? : This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to our current artistic culture. More Information
'Verily it is by beauty that we come at wisdom,'so it says at Winthrop Hall, so what are all the 'words' for? This WXED talk presents stunning visuals of soaring and uplifting Christian art and some stories of iconclasm and censorship in order to draw a picture of Christianity's contribution to (...)
Tuesday 20
13:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - India-Pakistan Relations: An Overview : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sanu Kainikara Website | More Information
Ever since the birth of Pakistan and India as independent nations after the partition of the Indian sub-continent in 1947, Indo-Pak relations have been vexed to say the least. The nations have fought three accepted wars; two unacknowledged wars; and is still in the throes of insurgency and counter-i (...)
Thursday 22
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for the Law? : This WXED talk uncovers some pioneering persons, values and structures that Christianity has contributed to the Law as we have it, though its track record is stained by times of corruption and assumed privilege. More Information
Complex ethical questions, judgements for the crime or the criminal or society? And what place mercy? Much of our talk takes place in a vacuum. So, taking a leaf from "Life of Brian" this WXED talk uncovers some pioneering persons, values and structures that Christianity has contributed (...)
Thursday 29
18:00 - PRESENTATION - What's Christianity Ever Done for Education? : This WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. More Information
It began with chimney sweeps and is now publicly funded universal education. In this and other stories, this WXED talk will trace several pillars of today's Education system that arose from an adventurous Christianity. Is there today a potential for teachers and students in a new ongoing (...)

 July 2014
Tuesday 22
16:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - CMSS Public Lecture: Canadian Muslim Youth and Perceptions of Political Participation : A Public Lecture by Katherine Bullock Website | More Information
News media often portray Canadian Muslim youth as alienated from society and prone to radicalisation. This lecture focuses on a more complex reality of alienation and engagement, seen through the lens of perceptions of political participation. Using qualitative interview data from 30 Muslim youth (...)
Monday 28
16:30 - EVENT - Expert Panel on Indonesia's Presidential Election : Experts discuss the future of Indonesia and its foreign relations under its next president, Joko Widodo. Website | More Information
On 22 July, Indonesia's national election commission announced Joko Widodo as the winner of the 2014 presidential election. He defeated former army general Prabowo Subianto by a slim margin of about 8.4 million votes. The Perth USAsia Centre is proud to host an expert panel to discuss the result of (...)

 August 2014
Tuesday 05
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Gender and Social Choice in Saudi Arabia: Rights versus the Optimal Social Choice : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sean Foley Website | More Information
Although the women’s driving movement in Saudi Arabia has gained tremendous visibility in recent years, it has failed to meet its basic objective: winning women the right to drive. While there is no question that the movement has encountered sustained resistance to its agenda, resistance alone does (...)
Friday 08
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Lecture Tour: Building Cultural Bridges Through Literature : A lecture tour with Qaisra Shahraz Website | More Information
Qaisra will talk about her work, read from her novels, including her latest work 'Revolt' and ' A Pair of Jeans & other stories'. She will discuss her writing life in Manchester from the age of 14, growing up as a migrant in Britain, with multiple identities, and how and why her country of (...)
Friday 15
9:00 - SYMPOSIUM - Faith in Motion: Religion in the 21st Century More Information
The twenty-first century is often characterised as an era of unprecedented mobility and interconnectivity, but it is also marked by efforts to reinforce national borders and curtail human movement. Paradoxes of mobility and immobility in our increasingly unequal world come into sharp focus when (...)
Friday 22
13:00 - EVENT - RESCHEDULED: ‘Making the Links’ Roundtable: Building Research Teams and Partnerships in the Humanities and Social Sciences : Learn how to develop multi-partner projects and build collaborative relationships from some of UWA's leading ARC Linkage winners. More Information
Some of the University’s most successful ARC Linkage grant winners from the Faculties of Arts, Business, Education and Law will come together to discuss how they developed multi-partner projects and built collaborative relationships both within and outside academia. Members of the Research (...)

 September 2014
Saturday 06
15:30 - CONCERT - Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph : Selections from Beethoven's piano sonatas performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Website | More Information
Beethoven: A Tale of Triumph Concert - to be held at St George's College as part of their Spring Concert Series. The concert will see a selection from Beethoven's piano sonatas including the famous Moonlight Sonata performed by Perth's mightiest pianists! Performing: Mark Coughlan, Caroline (...)
Tuesday 16
19:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Presents: Preventive Medicine, Muslim Children and Our Community: World’s First Halal Vaccines – Globalvacc ‘Al Shifa’ : A public lecture by Mr VT Ragupathy Website | More Information
We have certainly come a long way in preventive medicine. Viruses are becoming more resistant and toxins continue to be the scourge of modern living. Although health and wellness may be on everyone’s minds these days, attention to wellbeing is by no means a new concept. People have been searching (...)
Friday 26
14:00 - FREE LECTURE - The Maldives Backtracking on Democracy: human rights violations, impunity, and increasing religious extremism. Website | More Information
The Maldives - a 100% Muslim country - transitioned to a democracy in 2008. The first democratically elected government, however, was unseated on February 7, 2012, just three years into its five-year term by elements of the military and the police. A civilian government has again come to power in (...)

 October 2014
Tuesday 07
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Making democracy real: the part of the individual : This lecture will discuss the connection between personal and social perspectives in creating democracy. Website | More Information
This lecture will discuss the connection between personal and social perspectives in creating democracy. It will also touch on the role of the individual and the NGO in the societal aspects of democracy building. Contextual factors include the life of democracy in India, the Middle East and Africa (...)
Thursday 09
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - Islam and the Community: Panel Discussion : This panel discussion will engage with the various reactions to current national security policy in Australia Website | More Information
There are some students and individuals of Muslim background who feel that they are being targeted through the new focus on anti-terrorism moves taken by the Federal Government. There is also concern among students and members of the wider community about perceived dangers posed by Muslim community (...)
Tuesday 14
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Banning the Burqa is not the Answer : This lecture will discuss the place of the burqa in Australian society. Website | More Information
The place of the Islamic face veil in public places has again arisen as an issue for debate in Australia. Politicians from all sides have variously called for its banning, called it confronting or appealed to liberal values in defence of freedom of choice. In light of the recent debates it is time (...)
Friday 17
17:00 - FREE LECTURE - CMSS Panel Discussion: The Role of Political Leadership in Building Communal Harmony : A panel of distinguished political leaders will discuss the role of political leadership in fostering and sustaining communal harmony. Website | More Information
The Australian Government’s decision to elevate the threat level of violent extremism in the country against the backdrop of the developments in Iraq and Syria has reignited debates on the place of Muslims and Islam in Australia. The feeling of being victimised among some Muslim minority groups (...)


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