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March 2018

So what? Histories of public and policy responses to refugees and asylum seekers

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Contributors to public debate about Australia’s asylum seeker policies regularly deploy representations of the past to justify or condemn present-day policies. Refugee advocates might talk about the Fraser government’s “exemplary” response to boat people or trace the origins of Operation…

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April 2018

The making, unmaking and remaking of difference: Shifting ideas of difference in theories of settler-Indigenous relations

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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‘Difference’ conjures diverse meanings in contemporary discourses, and no less so in discourses on relations between settlers and Indigenous peoples. Whether our differences can be breached, and the ethics such an attempt, has been the subject of colonial, postcolonial and…

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May 2018

Decolonisation and the Struggle over the Global Corporation

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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The end of formal empires in Africa and Asia in the twentieth century, and the onset of the Cold War, inaugurated three worlds.  These worlds were not so much places, as rival projects of world-making, with distinct political, economic and…

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June 2018

The dilemmas on ontological security in a postcolonising Northern Ireland

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Since the signing of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement of 1998, Northern Ireland has made significant progress towards a postcolonising transformation of its political culture and its major political and social institutions, as it has shifted away from violence and…

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