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Research seminar series 2017

PhD Colloquium 2016

The Centre for Human Rights Education organises research seminars to allow for the dissemination and communication of our research and advocacy to the broader university and wider community. These one hour seminars will occur on a weekday afternoon at Curtin University, four to six times a year. Please see the Research Seminar Series page for more details.


  • Dr Caroline Fleay delivers 2017 Grace Vaughan Annual Lecture

    On 15 March 2017, Dr Caroline Fleay spoke about ‘Families Still Seeking Asylum: Political Impacts and Community Responses in Australia’ at the University of Western Australia.

  • Seeking Refuge WA Launch

    On the 17th of February 2017, CHRE hosted the event 'Seeking Refuge in Australia: Contested Policies and Community Responses', which included a lecture given by The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG and the launch of the Seeking Refuge WA crowdfunding campaign.

  • Student graduation with the Honourable Michael Kirby, February 2017

    In February 2017, CHRE celebrated the graduation of eight students who had completed either their studies in 2016, with the Honourable Michael Kirby who received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Curtin University.

  • New book: Native Colonialism

    This book by Dr Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes was launched in Washington DC in December 2016.


  • Dr Lisa Hartley will be examining ethical and epistemological issues in human rights-oriented collaborative and community-based research at the inaugural CHRE Research Seminar for 2017.

  • The Centre for Stories will have an evening of song, film and conversation to mark a day of joy in honour of the continent as a whole, including a panel conversation with ‘ Ways of Being Here’ writers, including Dr Yirga Woldeyes from CHRE.

  • Visiting researcher, Dr Debra Dudek from the University of Wollongong and Director of the Centre for Canadian-Australian Studies, will speak on the topic of Refugee and Asylum Seeker Activism in Australian Fiction for Young People.

  • The Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) runs the annual postgraduate colloquium for all CHRE postgraduate students who are encouraged to present a 10 minute presentation.

  • This paper will contextualise the role of pedagogy itself as a core method of communication, language and discourse of human rights.

  • More dates

    This year's Symposium will explore how contemporary Australia has been shaped by long intellectual and emotional histories regarding human rights and humanitarianism, and will consider the challenges facing Australia in engaging with wide-ranging human rights matters such as sexuality, disability, Indigenous rights, refugees, and religious freedoms.

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