Leanne Weber: National Social Sciences Week star in refugee and asylum seeker public discussion events

Leanne Weber: National Social Sciences Week star in refugee and asylum seeker public discussion events

Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the policing of internal borders and Co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory, Leanne Weber will be in discussion with leading public intellectual Emeritus Professor Robert Manne, on the responsibility of Australian intellectuals towards the refugees on Nauru and Manus Island, and the different ways that social scientists can try to influence others through their research.  This event, ‘Social Sciences Stars 2018', is being hosted by Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) in collaboration with The Conversation and Routledge-Taylor & Francis Group at RMIT, Melbourne, as a part of National Social Sciences Week next week. The discussion will be moderated by the Conversation’s Editor Misha Ketchell and audiences can expect a lively discussion, Q&A session and the opportunity to participate in a live recording. 

This event is free and will be on Thursday, September 13 from 4-6pm. Details and registration here.

Leanne will also be on the Monash School of Social Sciences public event panel discussing Australia's asylum seeker policy with Rebecca Wickes, Helen Forbes-Mewett, Alan Gamlen at the Monash Law Chambers on Tuesday, September 11 from 4-6pm, following a public lecture delivered by Julian Burnside AO QC on ‘The collapse of values' followed by a MMIC-studded panel discussion on and Leanne Weber. This is also a free event. Registration and details here.