The battle of the Ayotollahs; caliphate zealots and the “secular” strong men Peter Khalilthe current Executive Director of Arcana Partners; formeer Executive Director of Corporate Affairs; Strategy and Communications at SBS in addtion to Foreign Policy and National Security Adviser and as Senior International Adviser to the Federal Government;
Andrew Holdenhas been editor-in-chief of The Age since June 2012. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist; including four and a half years as editor of The Press in Christchurch; New Zealand. Details
Uniting or Dividing : Christians and Muslims in a Globalised World ?
On 4 December 2015 AIS will have the privilege of hosting world renowned Professor John Esposito an American professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies from Georgetown University in Washington; D.C Details
Intercultural Turkey Study Tour
AIS will embark on its 9th annual intercultural study tour ”Timeless Cities” to Turkey on the 9th- 24th October 2015. Turkey with its incredible history and thousands of years of culture delivers historical; touristic and geographically fascinating locations whilst they presenting the opportunity to meet and socialise with the locals and enjoy the delicious foods and culture. The tours also enhance and grow knowledge in areas of diversity; religious philosophy; politics; conflict resolution and sociology. Further information
Caught between Europe and the Middle East: What lies ahead for Turkey? On 16 September 2015 AIS had the privilege to host a roundtable discussion ‘Caught between Europe and the Middle East: What lies ahead for Turkey?’ with two former Turkish MP’s- Mr Ertugrul Günay the Former Minister for Culture & Tourism and Mr Ilhan Isbilen Former MP for Izmir. More Details
There are two sides to every story- Turkish preceptive to Gallipoli
An event to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign was held at Deakin University’s Melbourne City Centre; with representatives or members of more than 50 organisations present.
Keynote speaker was Associate Professor Mesut Uyar; visiting fellow at UNSW Canberra. As a soldier-turned-academic with expertise on Ottoman military history and four years of experience in Gallipoli as a junior officer; he was able to describe the details of specific attacks during the war. More Details
The role of unions in building a better future for marginalised Australian
The Australian Intercultural Society organised a luncheon for about 40 guests on 18 August 2015; featuring Head of Australian UnionsGed Kearny. The event was titled; “The role of unions in building a better future for marginalised Australians”.
Welcoming remarks were given by Ahmet Keskin; executive director of AIS; followed by an introduction by facilitator Ray Francis Dean of the Faculty of Arts; Monash University.During her talk; Ged shone a light on the inequality faced by many in the community in particular women and migrant workers. More details
The Australian Intercultural Society respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.