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Royal United Services Institute of Victoria – Lunchtime Address
September 29 @ 10:00 pm - September 30 @ 12:00 am
Professor Damien Kingsbury was the Director of the Master of International and Community Development Course, held a Personal Chair and was Professor of International Politics until he retired from Deakin at the end of 2020.
TOPIC: Australia and East Timor.
Damien is Deputy-Chair of the Balibo House Trust, a small NGO operating in Timor-Leste, where he has worked extensively since the mid-1990s, and was a board member with the Australia Myanmar Institute. Damien coordinated the largest international observer group to Timor-Leste’s 1999 ballot for independence, and to Timor-Leste’s elections in 2007, 2012, 2017 and 2018, and to Myanmar’s elections in 2015.
He was adviser to the Aceh peace talks, which ended three decades of separatist war with a democratic outcome and has advised the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on its recent peace agreement and in 2013 brokered a peace agreement between warring factions in the northeast of India.
He has published more than two dozen books on political and security matters, more recently focusing on global issues and is a regular national and international media commentator on international affairs, including his weekly ‘What in the World’ on ABC Victoria.
Coffee and Tea from 12.00 pm. Entrance fee: $10
To register or for more information please contact: Bob Hart
Royal United Services Institute of Victoria Inc.
B Block, Victoria Barracks
256-310 St Kilda Rd
Southbank VIC 3006
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