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The Scribe: Melbourne Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon Barry Jones AO, James Button, Whitlam historian Professor Jenny Hocking and Leanne Smith
Apr.
17
7:30 pm19:30

The Scribe: Melbourne Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon Barry Jones AO, James Button, Whitlam historian Professor Jenny Hocking and Leanne Smith

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The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host a Melbourne screening of The Scribe, a superb documentary on the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speech writing – Graham Freudenberg. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with director and producer Ruth Cullen, long-serving politician the Hon. Barry Jones AO, speechwriter to Kevin Rudd James Button, Whitlam historian Professor Jenny Hocking and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith, this compelling event is a must-see for all political enthusiasts.

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Women, Peace and Security: In Conversation with NATO's Special Representative
Feb.
13
6:00 pm18:00

Women, Peace and Security: In Conversation with NATO's Special Representative

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The Whitlam Institute is delighted to bring together a remarkable group of experts, including NATO's Special Representative Ms. Clare Hutchinson, for an ‘In Conversation’ event about Women, Peace and Security, to consider how the landscape has evolved over the last two decades, how Australia is faring in the global context, and what’s next for WPS.

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The Scribe: Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney
Nov.
26
7:00 pm19:00

The Scribe: Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney

The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host a screening of The Scribe, a superb documentary on the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speech writing – Graham Freudenberg. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with director and producer Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney, this compelling film is a must-see for all political enthusiasts.

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Border Politics: Screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC, filmmaker Judy Rymer and former refugee Hayat Akbari
Nov.
19
6:30 pm18:30

Border Politics: Screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC, filmmaker Judy Rymer and former refugee Hayat Akbari

The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host the first Parramatta screening of Border Politics and Q&A with director and producer Judy Rymer, Julian Burnside AO QC and former refugee Hayat Akbari. This powerful documentary follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside QC as he travels the globe examining the treatment of refugees in today’s world.

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Run For Your Life: Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr in conversation with Whitlam Institute Chair the Hon. John Faulkner
Sep.
5
6:00 pm18:00

Run For Your Life: Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr in conversation with Whitlam Institute Chair the Hon. John Faulkner

The Whitlam Institute is pleased to announce an exciting upcoming event Run For Your Life: Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr in conversation with Whitlam Institute Chair the Hon. John Faulkner.

As part of the memoir-launch, Carr and Faulkner will offer audiences personal insight into the Whitlam legacy and in particular the impact Gough Whitlam had on one of Labor’s most long-serving and formidable leaders.

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Community Sentiment and Chinese Australian Experiences - A Symposium
Mar.
1
4:00 pm16:00

Community Sentiment and Chinese Australian Experiences - A Symposium

Jointly hosted by the Challenging Racism Project, the Whitlam Institute and the Asia Society, this symposium is not to be missed.

With an official welcome from WSU Deputy Chancellor Liz Dibbs and opening remarks by Tim Soutphommasane (Race Discrimination Commissioner) and Philipp Ivanov (CEO of Asia Society Australia), the event will provide a forum to discuss contemporary challenges facing the Chinese Australian community.

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May
30
to 1 Jun.

A Jew and a Palestinian cross the cultural divide

From literally opposite sides of the world, join award-winning playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne as they discuss the complexities, obstacles and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection.

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