Open Fora

Equity and Diversity Open Fora explore a range of social issues of relevance to Western Sydney University and the Greater Western Sydney community. The forums are free and everyone is welcome to attend, staff, students and the general public.

Upcoming Events

Past Events


Upcoming Events

Insurance, Genetic Testing and Discrimination

Date: 20 July 2016
Time: 5:30pm for 6pm start
Venue: Parramatta South Campus (opens in a new window), Female Orphan School (West Wing), Building EZ

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Guest Speaker:

  • Justice Christian Byk
    French Commission for UNESCO

Past Events

Fighting Global Poverty with Gender Equality

1 June 2016

Guest Speaker:

  • Dr Helen Szoke
    Chief Executive, Oxfam Australia

Open Markets and the Vietnamese Human Rights Dilemma

6 April 2016

Guest Speakers:

  • Chris Hayes MP
    Federal Member for Fowler
  • Commentary provided by Dinh Tran
    Registrar, Family Court of Australia

The Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and now Zika:
Can Australia Make a Difference?

2 March 2016

Guest Speaker:

  • Helen Evans
    Associate Professor (Hons.),
    The Nossal Institute for Global Health, the University of Melbourne

Tyranny of Status Quo: Challenges of Indian Economic Reforms

20 January 2016

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr M. Govinda Rao
    Emeritus Professor, National Institute of Public Finance Policy, New Delhi
  • Commentary provided by Pallavi Sinha,
    Lawyer & Adjunct Lecturer