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

27 September 2017

Guest Speaker:

  • Mr Edward Santow
    Human Rights Commissioner

RSVPs will open closer to the event.

Past 2017 Events (summary)

Past Events

23 March 2017 

International Security and Power Relations Today - Emerging Threats

Guest Speaker: 

  • Dr Janusz Onyszkiewicz
    Chairman, International Centre for Democratic Transition (Budapest)

 27 April 2017

Cyber Security Threats: Are you an easy target? (Opens in a new window) 

Guest Speaker: 

  • Dr Oleksandr Kyselevskyi
    Expert, Cyber Security, Cryptography and Telecommunications
    Member, Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
    A/Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

7 June 2017

Why Torture Must Be Opposed Unconditionally  

with Guest speakers:

  • Mr Deng Adut
    NSW Australian of the Year 2017
    Co-founder, AC Law Group
    Author, Songs of a War Boy

 View full Open Forum on the A-Pac/Sky News (Opens in a new window) website 

  • Professor Michael Head
    School of Law
    Western Sydney University
    Powerpoint presentation (Opens in a new window) and speech (Opens in a new window)

 27 April 2017

Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful(Opens in a new window) 

Guest Speaker: 

  • Senator the Hon Zed Seselja
    Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs