Agora Dialogue cordially invites you to an online webinar featuring Julian Burnside AO QC
“From an Ivory Tower?”
In this presentation Julian Burnside will discuss culture and the arts with particular reference to Australia
Q&A will follow at the end of the presentation, so we encourage you to ask your questions throughout the webinar just by adding a “comment” under the livestream on Facebook and Youtube.
📌 Wednesday, 24 November 2021
📌 8am GMT | 10am EET | 10am SAST | 7pm AEST
Admission online is free and open to the public.
– Speaker: Julian Burnside AO QC
Julian is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author who regularly writes for the press and he is a sought-after public speaker.
He practices principally in commercial litigation, trade practices, and administrative law.
He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide variety of high-profile cases.
He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2009, “for service as a human rights advocate, particularly for refugees and asylum seekers, to the arts as a patron and fundraiser, and to the law ”.
Julian works tirelessly and is well known for his work across his broad portfolio, which also includes the provision of effective means for people and organizations in need to access justice.
He unsuccessfully stood for the Division of Kooyong at the 2019 federal election as an Australian Greens candidate, but achieved the highest vote for the Greens in the seat at a federal election and allowed the party to enter into the two-party preferred vote.
– Chair: Dr. Jenny Webb, Adjunct Professor Jennifer M. Webb AM FAHA FSA PhD
Department of History and Archaeology, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Senior Research Associate, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Cyprus
Editor-in-Chief, Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology (SIMA), Astrom Editions, Nicosia www.astromeditions.