2001 Seminars, Conferences and Other Events

CPACS Sizzling Spring Seminars Series

Tuesday Sept 4th 12 - 2pm, CPACS.
No charge, byo lunch, cpacs: +61 2 9351 3889
Principles of Conflict Resolution: A Dialogue with Dr Stella Cornelius

Dr Stella Cornelius, AO, OBE, Dlitt (Macq), FAIM has spent a lifetime working towards peace and conflict resolution. She has worked in management and now uses these skills in community work mostly as co-director of the Conflict Resolution Network.

CRN's purpose is to research, develop, teach and implement the theory and practice of conflict resolution at local, national and international levels.

Tuesday, Sept 11th 4.30 - 6pm, Great Hall. No charge, book at RIAP: +61 2 9351 8541
Hon Laurie Brereton: The Asia Policy Lecture

The global political and economic climate is again changing and having a significant impact on Australia’s position both domestically and internationally. How Australia responds to the challenges presented and engages with regional neighbours and other international players is essential to determining a bright and prosperous future for this country.

Delivering the Asia Policy lecture would be an opportunity to present the Labour Party’s foreign policy objective for the next term of government and reflect on it’s past achievements.

Thursday, Sept 20th, (i) CPACS Gallery; 3.30- 4.30pm afternoon tea, no charge
6.30pm - 8pm, Webster Theatre: Vet Science Ctre University of Sydney, Ross St documentary and lecture: $10.
Chair Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Judith Kinnear
A Force More Powerful: by Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall

Last September, the three-hour documentary television series, A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict was premiered nationally in the U.S., and St. Martin's Press (now Palgrave) published the series companion book of the same name. Both told the story of how nonviolent power overcame oppression, foiled military invaders, and secured human rights in country after country, on five continents over the past hundred years.

This September the ABC will air the series on consecutive Sunday nights starting September 23.

Tuesday Sept 25th 12.30 - 2pm, CPACS …no charge, byo lunch, cpacs: +61 2 9351 7686
Becoming a Peace-Builder: The Personal Journey of John Otto Ondawame

Dr John ‘Otto’ Ondawame, a visiting research associate at the CPACS, is coordinating a project to promote peaceful dialogues over West Papua . However, his personal journey to become a peace negotiator is remarkable.

Dr Ondawame, grew up in a mountain village and first saw Indonesians when he was eight. As a student of theology in Jayapura, he became a founder of OPM, the Free Papua Movement, and was arrested and imprisoned in Jakarta in 1974 and 1975. He escaped and joined guerrillas near Jayapura. He was later captured and imprisoned in Port Moresby, before intervention by the United Nations ensured safe sanctuary as a political refugee in Sweden, where he lived for 14 years before coming to Australia.