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

23 March 2017

Guest Speaker

  •  Dr Janusz Onyszkiewicz

Chairman, International Centre for Democratic Transition (Budapest)

Venue

  • Female Orphan School, Building EZ, Parramatta Campus

International Security and Power Relations Today - Emerging Threats

Russia is emerging as the new destabilising force on the international scene. It has increasingly shown disdain for fundamental standards and norms in international relations as exemplified by its policy towards Georgia and Ukraine. It has developed a new military doctrine which drastically lowers the threshold for use of nuclear weapons. What is the role of Russia-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organisation and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation? Are we going to see another "Yalta type" agreements between great powers dividing the world into separate spheres of influence?

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Past Events

Upcoming Events

23 March 2017

International Security and Power Relations Today - Emerging Threats

Guest Speaker

  •  Dr Janusz Onyszkiewicz

Chairman, International Centre for Democratic Transition (Budapest)


Past Events

 

16 November 2016

The Impact of Technology on the Future of the Federal Court                                                                

Guest Speaker:

  • The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO

Federal Court of Australia

 


12 October 2016

The Future of Multiculturalism

Guest Speaker

  • Dr G. K. Harinath OAM
    Chair of the Multicultural NSW Advisory Board

 


 

24 August 2016

Nepal - between China and India.
Survival of Struggling Democracies

Guest Speaker:

  • Prof. Surya Dhungel
    Kathmandu University School of Law/National Law College,
    and Chairman, LawMan Inc.

20 Jul 2016

Insurance, Genetic Testing
and Discrimination

Guest Speaker:

  • Justice Christian Byk
    French Commission for UNESCO

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1 June 2016

Fighting Global Poverty with Gender Equality

Guest Speaker:

  • Dr Helen Szoke
    Chief Executive
    Oxfam Australia

6 April 2016

Open Markets and the Vietnamese Human Rights Dilemma

Guest Speakers:

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

2 March 2016

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

Guest Speaker:

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

20 January 2016

Tyranny of Status Quo: Challenges of Indian Economic Reforms

Guest Speakers:

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

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