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On hate and race politics

How is hate shaping society? And what must we do about it?
Join us for this conversation with political philosopher Tim Soutphommasane, as he reflects on race relations and multiculturalism in Australia and beyond, and what it means for democracy worldwide.

In his new book, On Hate, Tim Soutphommasane analyses the troubling rise of nationalist populism and the return of race politics. On Hate is an urgent call for citizens to defend democracy against extremism.

On the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, join us for this timely discussion about race and politics in Australia.

This event is co-presented with Sydney Policy Lab and School of Social and Political Sciences. It was held on Thursday 21 March, 2019 at the Unversity of Sydney.

The speakers

Tim Soutphommasane is Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory). He was Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner from 2013 to 2018. He is the author of five books about multiculturalism, national identity and race, including On Hate (Melbourne University Publishing).

Osman Faruqi is the Deputy Editor of ABC Life and a regular presenter on ABC’s arts and culture program, The Mix. He was a founding member of Member Diversity Australia and was formerly the News and Politics Editor at Junkee Media. He as reported for the ABC’s flagship investigative documentary program Background Briefing and has written for The Guardian, The Australian, SBS and Meanjin.

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