Refugees and our common humanity

Presented by The Ideas & Society Program in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference


  • Robert Manne

    Professor of Politics, La Trobe University

The panel

  • Ralmond Gaita

    Raimond Gaita is a Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. Raimond has contributed extensively to public discussion about reconciliation, collective responsibility, the role of moral considerations in politics.

  • Yusuf Sheikh Omar

    Yusuf Sheikh Omar is a poet of Somali background, and a former refugee and detainee at Maribyrnong Detention Centre. He is the founder of the Australian Somali Youth Association, a research assistant at the University of Melbourne and an executive member of Somali-Australian Friendship Association.
  • Savitri Taylor

    Dr Savitri Taylor is Director of Research at La Trobe Law School. Dr Taylor’s research interest is refugee law and asylum policy. Dr Taylor is a member of the Management Committee of the Refugee and Immigration Legal Centre in Victoria and an individual member of the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network.

Date and Location

Tuesday July 10, 2012
Union Hall, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus

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Refugees and our common humanity