Australasian Union of Jewish Students

Q&AUJS '17 [VIC]

Q&AUJS '17 [VIC]

Q&AUJS is about democracy in action – the audience asks the questions.

Have we seen a rise in the right recently? Have we seen a shift to the left?
Here is your chance to have your questions answered by an insightful, expert panel

Hear from:

John Safran
John is an Australian radio personality, satirist, documentary maker and author, known for combining humour with religious, political and ethnic issues. He first gained fame appearing in ‘Race Around the World’ in 1997 and is now an established author. His new book, ‘Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue With Australian Deplorables’, was released earlier this year.

Georgina Downer
Georgina Downer is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Georgina has extensive experience in foreign policy, most recently as the Director of Asialink Diplomacy at the University of Melbourne. Previously, she was a diplomat at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, and occupied various positions at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra. Georgina has also worked as a corporate lawyer at Minter Ellison Lawyers in Melbourne, and as a researcher for US Senator Chuck Hagel and the Baroness Howe of Idlicote in the House of Lords, UK. Georgina regularly appears on television, radio and in print as a commentator on Australian politics and foreign policy. She is a member of the Victorian Liberal Party’s Administrative Committee and a director of the Indigenous arts project, The Torch. Georgina has degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Melbourne. She was awarded a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship and holds a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. 

Pete Lentini
Associate Professor Pete Lentini (BA, Rhode Island; PhD, Glasgow) is the Director of the Social and Political Sciences Graduate Research Program and the Founding Director of the Global Terrorism Research Centre (GTReC) at Monash University. He is an expert in terrorism, extremism and de-radicalisation, having published several journal articles and research projects on the topics for several years.

To purchase tickets, head to:
$10 ($15 at the door) 

Tickets will sell out, so get in quick. All are welcome. 
Flowing beer & cider are included in ticket purchase. 

See you on Thursday August 10, at 8pm