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

Please check back to see upcoming 2018 Open Fora

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 Oleksander Kyselevskyi

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

10 May 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

7 June 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

27 September 2017

Religion and Human Rights in Modern Australia: Friends, Foes or Ships in the Night?

Guest Speaker:

  • Mr Edward Santow
    Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

11 December 2017

Turning Refugees into Entrepreneurs

Guest Speaker:

  • Mr Mahir Moman
    CEO, Thrive Refugee Enterprise