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.
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.
Wednesday 27 March
Join Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence, leading gender equality advocate Elizabeth Broderick and ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson as they share insights into how society can successfully embed cultural change into our daily lives and workplaces.
Thursday 28 March
Join us for a conversation with John McArthur, UN Foundation senior advisor and Brookings Institution senior fellow, about global efforts towards Sustainable Development Goals and what it will take for Australia to rise to a leading role.
Tuesday 9 April
What is nano 3D printing, and how will it transform our lives? Professor Martin Wegener from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will deliver the inaugural Sydney Nano public lecture.