Monday, 2 September 2013

Dale Hess Calendar - 13-09-02: Asylum seekers - Human rights in the Palestinian Territories - Nuclear Weapons - Politics & Governance - International Day of Peace - Satish Kumar of the Schumacher College & Resurgence - Centre for Dialogue - March Against Monsanto, Tao of Sustainability & more ...

Monday 2 September, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pmBetween the Devil and the Deep-Blue SeaWhy Does a Person Become an Asylum Seeker? David Spitteler, Founder of the Asylum Seekers Centre in Dandenong will be leading a public forum examining the reasons why people throughout the world become asylum seekers. The evening will commence with a viewing of the award-winning 50minute film, Between the Devil and the Deep-Blue Sea. This will be followed by a Q&A format with David and 3 asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Iran. Venue: St. Stephen’s Anglican Church,Brighton. 



Sunday 8 September, 11.30 am bread and cheese, program at 12 noon: Refugees and Asylum Seekers – Your Questions. The panel will consist of a barrister Jessie Taylor, Daniel Webb from the Human Rights Law Centre, Katherine Wright from the International Detention Coalition, and we hope that Misha Coleman may accept our invitation. Bring your questions to the meeting or email them to us in advance at stcuniting@gmail.com. Venue: Koonung Heights Uniting Church, Corner of Belmore & Winfield Road, Koonung Heights. Picture above from here

Friday 13 September, 5.30 pm:  Public Lecture:  ‘Failures of US self-scrutiny for war crimes under Obama’. The Campaign for an Iraq War Inquiry and the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law present a seminar by Prof. Richard Falk.  Richard Falk is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967. He is also the Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice and Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Venue: Room 102, level 1, Melbourne Law School185 Pelham StreetCarlton. RESV: Anna Hood by email achood@unimelb.edu.au.

Monday 16 September, 1 pm: Public Lecture: Obama's journey from nuclear abolition to nuclear business as usual’. The Nuclear Weapons Study Circle presents a seminar by Prof.Richard FalkRichard Falk is the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied Since 1967. He is also the Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice and Professor Emeritus of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Venue: Room 108, level 1, Melbourne Law School185 Pelham StreetCarlton. RSVP: Anna Hood by email achood@unimelb.edu.au.


Monday, 16 September, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm: The Business of Politics: Panel Discussion. The La Trobe Business School in conjunction with the Centre for Dialogue is organising a panel discussion to probe questions of political leadership, governance and accountability, stakeholder dialogue and reputation management for parliament/ parliamentarians. The panellists comprise of: Emeritus Professor Joseph Camilleri; Dr Peter Frost (CEO Deputy Auditor General of Victoria); Kelly O’ Dwyer, MP (LP, Higgins); Bill Kelty (Director, Linfox Group); Tim Watts (ALP candidate for Gellibrand); Garry Weaven (Chair of Industry Funds Management). The moderator will be deputy Director of the Centre for Dialogue Dr Michális S. Michael with Director of Executive Education and Associate Professor of Management Suzanne Young as the MC. Venue: La Trobe University City Campus, Room 20.03, Level 20, 360 Collins St, Melbourne. Registration essential, visit:latrobe.edu...au/business-of-politics.

Tuesday 17 September, 7 pm refreshments, 7.30 pm start: International Day of Peace Community Program. To celebrate what is commonly known as 'Peace Day' around the world, the Boroondara Interfaith Network, in partnership with Burwood and District Inter-Church Council, invites you to a forum bringing together people of all faith backgrounds to discuss how we bring peace in today's society. The forum panellists are established and well known in their communities including a Director of the Islamic Museum. School Principal, Victoria police inspector a Multicultural Program coordinator at Wesley Mission and a University Law/Arts student who recently played Fraanz in ‘The Producers’. Venue: Church of Christ Hartwell, 246 Highfield Road (close to Toorak Road) Camberwell, (75Tram. Burwood station, MEL 60E5). This event is free, however bookings are essential. Phone 9278 4753 or register online: www.eventbrite/idp.com.au






Thursday 19 September, 6.30 pm: Special International Guest, Satish Kumar, in conversation at the Abbotsford Covent. A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world. Satish is Editor of Resurgence Magazine & a Visiting Fellow at the Schumacher College, a close affiliate of the OASES Graduate School. We hope you can join us for an evening with this warm, creative and highly respected man. Gold coin entry, tickets going fast. For more info & to book your place, click here.




Thurdsay 19 September, 7 pm – 9 pm:  Centre for Dialogue Annual Lecture: Enhancing Human Behaviour: Ethical and Social Implication. Speaker: bioethicist Prof Julian Savulescu, Director of the Institute for Science and Ethics, University of OxfordAs people, most of us pursue personal growth and self-improvement; to enhance our behaviour; to achieve the best results both within our daily lives or as individuals of the sporting world. A life goal, even one potentially unachievable, is not easily abandoned. Venue: St Michael’s Uniting Church120 Collins Street,Melbourne. Registrations essential: Tel: 9479 1893; Email: dialogue@latrobe.edu.au


Saturday 12 October: March Against Monsanto. Please organise or join the next March Against Monsanto in your town. The movement for GM-free is now grass roots and global! Find the cities already participating at: http://bit.ly/ZTDsk8.


Sunday 13 October – Sunday 20 October: The Tao of Sustainability: Intensive week-long residential short courseThis one-week residential course is designed to challenge popular misconceptions and develop a deeper understanding of how we can achieve truly sustainable societies. During the week expert facilitators will help you develop your knowledge, thinking & practice around all aspects of sustainability, including transport, energy, waste, food, biodiversity, community, business, economics & their inter-connections. Cost: $1,050 inc. all accommodation, food, day tours & materials. For more info & to register interest, 


Saturday & Sunday 19 & 20 October, 16 & 17 November:  Creating Connections & Opening Up Creativity. A 4-day short course learning deeply about our inherent creativity. An aesthetic experience can spark an enlightening moment where things become clearer and make more sense. This course will guide participants to create your own bridges towards clarity. For more info & to register, click here. Venue: Oases Graduate School, Community Learning and Research Centre, 2 Minona Street, Hawthorn.

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