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August 2018

Indigenous Youth Incarceration and Education – Public Forum

August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arena Project Space, 2 Kerr Street
Fitzroy, Australia
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Indigenous young people make up 53% of Australia's incarcerated youth population, yet less than 6% of 10 to 17-year-olds in Australia are Indigenous. In Victoria, Indigenous young people make up only 1.6% of the population aged 10-19, but still represent 16% of those…

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Pacific Forum

August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New Caledonia’s independence referendum and the future of French colonialism in the Pacific   In November 2018, the French Pacific dependency of New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-determination. The vote in New Caledonia comes as the government led…

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June 2018

The dilemmas on ontological security in a postcolonising Northern Ireland

June 6, 2018 @ 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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May 2018

Decolonisation and the Struggle over the Global Corporation

May 2, 2018 @ 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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April 2018

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

April 11, 2018 @ 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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March 2018

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

March 7, 2018 @ 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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November 2017

Martin Harrison Archive Launch

November 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Martin Harrison

Join us on 15 November to celebrate the completion of the Guide to the Martin Harrison Archives and the securing of Martin's remarkable poetry library

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Asylum, Borders, Security: Maritime Lineages, Global Prospects

November 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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In this paper I offer perspectives on the global politics of asylum, borders and security by paying attention to the maritime lineages of border security, and consider the global prospects for political justice and asylum seeking in the age of…

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September 2017

Panel discussion and journal launch: Beyond recognition? special edition of Postcolonial Studies

September 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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Journal launch

Recognition has emerged in recent decades as an almost universally valued moral and political horizon. Recognition claims underpin many social struggles, and animate the management of difference in both formal and informal arenas. Recently, critical Indigenous scholars Audra Simpson and…

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August 2017

The Optics of Reconciling: the politics of visibility and visuality in the Canadian Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement

August 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
IPCS, 78-80 Curzon Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051 Australia
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The Optics of Reconciling

This talk explores the optics of reconciliation and the visibility of "truth" in the Canadian Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement, 2007 (IRSSA). The IRSSA is a legal settlement to redress the violence experienced by Indigenous children through Indian Residential Schools.…

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