We are livingthrough rapid shifts in global power,as the rising influenceof states such as China, India, Russia, Brazil and South Africa creates new andmore complex patterns of global interaction. At the same time issues such as climate change, electronic communications, food and watersecurity and epidemic diseases present new demands foreffective global institutions.
To discuss how these changesimpact on Australian foreign policy the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University has assembled a panel of experts to provoke your thinking: Andrew Hewett (Oxfam); Professor JosephCamilleri (La Trobe) and Professor Robyn Eckersley (Melbourne).
Presented in partnership with the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University.
Robyn Eckersley is Professor and Head of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Andrew Hewett is Executive Director of Oxfam Australia.
Prof Joseph Anthony CAMILLERI is Professor of International Relations and founding Director of the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University.
Dennis Altman is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Human Security at LaTrobe University in Melbourne.
He is the son of Jewish refugees, and a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972. This book, which has often been compared to Germaine Greer’s Female Eunuch and Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation, was the first serious analysis to emerge from the gay liberation movement, and was published in seven countries, with a readership which continues today. (In 2012 University of Queensland Press issued a 40th anniversary edition, and an anthology based on the book, After Homosexual, was published in 2014.)