Islam, Islamism & Islamophobia: religion, politics, terrorism & the ‘war on terror’ – Melbourne, Australia


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St Michael’s would like to invite you to: Islam, Islamism & Islamophobia: religion, politics, terrorism & the ‘war on terror’

Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015   Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Location: 120 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

St Michael’s is proud to host this fascinating lecture series presented by one of Australia’s leading International Relations scholars and commentators, Professor Joseph A. Camilleri OAM. This series aims to shed light on the critical psycho-social, economic, environmental and security challenges of our times – how they affect us personally, our life prospects, our networks and communities, Australia and the world. It will open up new ways of thinking about the past and present and new possibilities for reshaping the future. It includes a five-lecture series exploring the most critical social, economic, environmental and security challenges of our times.


  • September 1 – Life on Planet Earth
    Sustaining hope in the midst of fragility and uncertainty
  • September 8 – The World Economy: An ‘ocean liner without lifeboats’
    Financial crises and the myths of the free market: the case for regulation
  • September 15 – Islam, Islamism and Islamophobia
    Religion and politics; terrorism and the ‘war on terror’
  • September 22 – The Democratic Deficit
    What it is and what to do about it
  • September 29 – State of the Nation
    How is Australia faring? A fresh look at its society, economy and politics


  • Lectures will include visual presentation, Q&A sessions and time for refreshments and informal conversation.
  • Participants will be issued with reading materials and given access to diverse sources of information.

Special Guests

In the final lecture, to be held in St Michael’s Church, Professor Camilleri will turn the spotlight on Australia: the aspirations and anxieties of a new generation; the changing fabric of Australian society; and the prospects of adjusting to the realities of a world in ferment. He will also engage in conversation on these and related issues two leading thinkers and practitioners:

  • Professor Marilyn Lake: Noted historian, author of prize winning books, and Immediate Past President of the Australian Historical Association
  • Julian Burnside AO QC: A leading Australian barrister, author, and outspoken human rights and refugee advocate

Cost: $15 per lecture or $50 for the whole series. For bookings, click here.

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