[csaa-forum] National Social Cohesion Symposium

Selvaraj Velayutham Selvaraj.Velayutham at scmp.mq.edu.au
Thu Jun 21 10:02:48 CST 2007

** Apologies for Cross-Postings**

National Social Cohesion Symposium:
Australian Muslims- Growing Together or Apart 

29 June 7pm Macquarie University, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion

As a framework for living with cultural diversity the ideal of multiculturalism has come under increasing attack in recent years both in Australia and overseas. In the last two years a subtle shift in policy and discourse has begun to take place involving a greater emphasis on notions such as 'integration' and 'social cohesion'. This shift in debate comes at a time of increased concern in some circles over the ability of certain ethnic communities, especially Muslims, to integrate into Australian society,
despite Australia's reputation as a nation committed to the notion of a 'fair go'. This symposium will provide a platform for informed debate on these current trends in Australian multiculturalism.

Speakers include:

* Prof Terry Lovat - Pro-Vice Chancellor, Education & Arts, Newcastle University
* Prof Ghassan Hage Chair, Department of Anthropology, Sydney University
* Assoc Prof Greg Noble - School of Humanities and Languages, UWS
* Dr Eva Cox - Chair, Women's Electoral Lobby Australia, Senior Lecturer, UTS
* Peter Manning - Author, TV producer, Journalism Lecturer, UTS
* Mehmet Ozalp - Author, President, Affinity Intercultural Foundation

6:45 for 7:00pm start, 
Mason Theatre, Building E7B
Macquarie University, 
Balaclava Rd, North Ryde 

Entry is FREE

For registrations email: info at affinity.org.au  


Convened by 

Affinity Intercultural Foundation
Macquarie University, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion
University of Technology, Sydney
Newcastle University

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