Canberra Conversation Lecture Series
The Relevance of the Israel - Palestine Conflict for AustraliaMon 7 December 2015The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis / 12.30pm-1.30pmFunction Room, Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre at the North Building 180 London Circuit, CANBERRA CITY
The final 2015 IGPA Conversation invites distinguished guests to deliberate the relevance of the Israel-Palestine conflict for Australia, followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is a free public seminar, anyone is welcome to attend.
About the Speakers
Bishop George Browning served for many decades as an Anglican Priest in Australia, most recently as the Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn. He was recently appointed as the President of the Australian Palestine Advocacy Network. George has been a frequent visitor to Palestine and host of Palestinian leaders in Australia. He is currently undertaking a doctorate regarding climate change and the Church.
Amin Saikal is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University. Professor Saikal is a specialist in the politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia. In April 2006, he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the international community and to education, and as an author and adviser. In 2015 he was appointed to level of ANU Distinguished Professor, the highest level for a university academic. He had previously received the ANU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University in 2011. He is also a member of many national and international academic organisations, and the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia. Professor Saikal has also published many articles in international journals, as well as numerous feature articles in major international newspapers.