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Upcoming Events
"The battle of the Ayotollahs, caliphate zealots and the 'secular' strong men" (29 Oct 12-1:30pm) 
Speaker: Peter Khalil is the current Executive Director of Arcana Partners, former Executive Director of Corporate Affairs, Strategy and Communications at SBS in addition to Foreign Policy and National Security Adviser and as Senior International Adviser to the Federal Government.
Facilitator: Chip Le Grand, VIC Chief ReporterThe Australian
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"The power, and confusion, of language: How a professional wordsmith adapts and appreciates the real power words have in our community" (18 Nov 12-1:30pm)
Speaker: Andrew Holden has been editor-in-chief of The Age since June 2012. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, including four and a half years as editor of The Press in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Details

"Uniting or Dividing? Christians and Muslims in a Globalised World" (4 December) 

Australian Catholic University, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne and AIS will have the privilege of hosting world renowned Professor John Esposito, Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Details
October Turkey Study Tour
AIS will embark on its annual “Timeless Cities" study tour to Turkey on the 9-24 October 2015. Turkey with its incredible history and thousands of years of culture delivers historical, touristic and geographically fascinating locations whilst they presenting the opportunity to meet and socialise with local families and dignitaries and enjoy delicious foods and culture. Further information
Past Events
Caught between Europe and the Middle East: What lies ahead for Turkey?
On 16 September, AIS had the privilege of hosting a roundtable discussion, ‘Caught between Europe and the Middle East: What lies ahead for Turkey?’, with two former Turkish MPs, Ertugrul Günay the Former Minister for Culture & Tourism and Ilhan Isbilen Former MP for Izmir. Details

There are two sides to every story - A Turkish perspective of Gallipoli

An event to commemorate the Gallipoli campaign was held at Deakin University’s Melbourne City Centre, with representatives or members of more than 50 organisations present. 

Keynote speaker was Associate Professor Mesut Uyar, visiting fellow at UNSW Canberra. As a soldier-turned-academic with expertise on Ottoman military history and four years of experience in Gallipoli as a junior officer, he was able to describe the details of specific attacks during the war. More Details

ACTU President discusses injustices in the workforce

Head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Ged Kearney delivered he speech on the role of unions in building a better future for marginalised Australians. During her talk, Ged shone a light on the inequality faced by many in the workforce, in particular women and migrant workers.  Details

The Australian Intercultural Society respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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