The Shift from Occident to Orient: What it Means for Australia

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The Shift from Occident to Orient: What it Means for Australia

26 Aug 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00 AEST

HV Public Presentation via Zoom

The Western world, dominated by Europe and United States, is steadily giving way to a new world in which other civilisational centres are emerging or re-emerging. This shift means the West will have to foster a spirit of dialogue with other world-views, other notions of public discourse. Only a sustained and respectful dialogue between Occident and Orient offers any prospect of humane and legitimate governance.

Emeritus Professor Joseph CAMILLERI, OAM, of La Trobe University, is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and managing director of Alexandria Agenda, a new venture in ethical consulting offering services in diversity, education and governance. He was founding director of the Centre for Dialogue 2006–2012. His scholarship covers issues of security, dialogue and conflict resolution, the role of religion and culture in international relations, multiculturalism in Australia, Australia’s place in the Asia-Pacific region. He is presently associated with a major new initiative, Conversation at the Crossroads, committed to fostering an informed national and global conversation on the critical issues of our time.

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26 Aug 2021
19:30 - 21:00 AEST
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