Keynote Address : Prof Desmond Cahill (School of Global Sciences, RMIT)
Respondent: Prof Gary Bouma (Monash Uni & UNESCO Chair in Inter-religious and Intercultural Relations)
Respondent: Mr Mehmet Ozalp (Adjunct Lecturer, Charles Sturt University)
Date : Sunday 9th of October
Time : 7pm
Venue : Room BA-23.G.30 (LT03), UWS Bankstown
Cost : $15
Day 2: Two Workshop sessions from 9.00am – 4:30pm (Cost: $50)
Day 3: Two Workshop sessions from 9.00am – 4:30pm (Cost: $50)
Rooms BA-23.G.40 (Conf 1) & BA-23.G.41 (Conf 02), UWS Bankstown
Or Alternatively $90 for Day 2 and 3 OR $100 for all 3 days.
The Australian community has undergone great changes in the last 25 years. This has become more apparent with the emerging Muslim communities in our cities. As a framework for living with cultural diversity the idea of multiculturalism has come under increasing criticism in recent years, both in Australia and overseas. Does Australia narrow its diversity and multiculturalism or do we choose to enrich it towards a universal pluralism hinging on the existing challenges presented to us by the multi-faith and multi-cultural nature of our societies? This conference seeks to explore how to work towards a socially cohesive society in the context of contemporary realities and challenges.
Issues to be addressed are:
- · Multiculturalism and Social Inclusion: Similarities and Differences
- · Diversity in Australian Social Landscape
- · Citizenship in a Pluralistic Society