Why Human Security Matters book launch

Former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans will launch a new Australian current affairs and politics book, Why Human Security Matters: Rethinking Australian Foreign Policy, Monday 8 October.

Why Human Security Matters‘This book is a reflection of a broader vision for Australian foreign policies and will be particularly crucial if the government wins its bid for a seat on the Security Council,’ said editor Dennis Altman, Professor of Politics and Director of the Institute for Human Security, La Trobe University.
 
Edited by four well-regarded academics with expertise ranging in Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Why Human Security Matters sets a framework for understanding human security, from food supply to drug cartels, setting Australian issues in a regional context.

‘Threats to Australian security today are more likely to come from climate change or international criminal networks than in the form of a military attack,’ said Professor Altman.

Editors:

Dennis Altman is Professor of Politics and Director of the Institute for Human Security at La Trobe University.

Joseph Camilleri is Professor of International Relations and Director of the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University.

Robyn Eckersley is Professor of Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Gerhard Hoffstaedter
is Lecturer in Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. Previously he was a research fellow at the Institute for Human Security, La Trobe University.

Media Opportunity/Event details

Date: Monday 8th October 2012
When: 6-7.30pm (6pm for refreshments, 6.30pm for formal launch)
Where: The foyer to the Brain Centre, University of Melbourne, Kenneth Myer Building, on Royal Parade (see: maps.unimelb.edu.au/parkville/building/144).
RSVP and Enquiries: marie.aronsson@unimelb.edu.au


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For more information please contact:

Mark Pearce,

T: 03 9479 5246 M: 0423 783 756 E: m.pearce@latrobe.edu.au  

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