Gareth Evans (Chancellor of the ANU, Former Head of the International Crisis Group, Former Foreign Minister): "The Role of the International Community in Preventing Genocide and other Mass Atrocity Crimes" The text of the speech is now available. This speech was delivered to a large audience on Sunday 31st July at the Leo Baeck Centre. Proceeds funded the Renate Kamener Scholarship for Indigenous students at the University of Melbourne. Renate was a beloved member of the AJDS.
The Refugee Advocacy Network is calling on all groups and individuals who support refugee rights to come together and send a clear message to the government: it’s time to end mandatory detention. The crisis in Australia’s detention system has reached a critical point. There are now almost 7,000 people locked in detention centres across the country. Increasing number have been incarcerated for long periods of time – months or even years. Asylum seekers and refugees in the camps are increasingly despairing and desperate.
The AJDS is pleased to invite you to drinks, canapes and a talk by Naomi Chazan. Where: Izzi/ Brown Cow Cafe/Bar, 272 Glen Huntly Road Elsternwick VIC 3185 (Right next to Elsternwick Railway Station). When: Wednesday, 15 June, 7 for 7.30-9pm. Entry: $25 waged/$17 students/non-wages for canapes and a drink. Cash bar as well. RSVP for catering purposes: email@example.com OR @ Facebook
Two activists line up to debate the merits of BDS: KIM BULLIMORE who has worked on the ground in Palestine with the Women’s International Peace Service since 2004 will be putting the case for the Global BDS. Israeli-born SOL SALBE, a campaigner for Palestinian human rights in this country for 42 years and a well-known member of AJDS will be putting case for a more selective, pinpointed approach.
The Renate Kamener Oration: Peter Singer (Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University) “Living Ethically in a Divided World” 7.15 for 7.30pm, Sunday 11th July 2010 Leo Baeck Centre, 33 Harp Rd East Kew. $15 admission. Proceeds will go to the establishment of a scholarship for Indigenous students at the University of Melbourne. Additional donations welcomed.
The Hermeneutics of Antisemitism by Keith Kahn Harris
in the UK Jounal New Jewish Thought is well worth a read.
The title may sound obscure, but the analysis of the way that the debate over anitsemitism is played out is not.