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Videos and Podcasts

Here you will find videos of events that have been organised by the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University, and links to Podcasts recorded by Curtin University with CHRE staff members discussing topical issues.

You can also view some videos listed below on our CHRE YouTube playlist.


16 May 2022

Podcast – The Future Of: Seeking Asylum

Refugee policies are a wedge issue in Australia – which is the only country with a policy of mandatory detention and offshore processing of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa. In this episode, David explores the future of seeking asylum in Australia. He is joined by Associate Professor Caroline Fleay, from the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University.

6 July 2021

Podcast – The Future Of: Freedom of Movement

Will COVID-19 lockdowns increase the public’s support for refugees and other individuals with restrictions to freedom of movement? In this episode, Jess and Amelia are joined by the Co-Directors of Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education: Associate Professor Caroline Fleay and Dr Lisa Hartley. The researchers discuss why the right to move is so important, how COVID-19 lockdowns have restricted our ability to move and how this right is often unequally experienced. This episode was recorded live on Curtin University Open Day on Sunday 30 May 2021.

24 June 2021

Podcast – The Future Of: Stolen Artefacts

Hundreds of thousands of stolen, Colonial Era artefacts are on display in Western museums. Will they ever be returned home? In this episode, Jessica is joined by Dr Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes, an expert in colonialist epistemic violence research. He describes the types of artefacts that have been stolen, why museums are starting to repatriate these artefacts and how their return will influence future interpretations of history.


9 September 2021

Curtin University Annual Human Rights Lecture presented by Emeritus Professor Judy Atkinson


23 October 2020

Curtin University Annual Human Rights Lecture presented by Dean Adrien K. Wing


29 April 2019

Curtin University Annual Human Rights Lecture presented by Behrouz Boochani


28 September 2018

Curtin University Annual Human Rights Lecture: ‘Beyond Marriage Equality & Skin Curling’ – The Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG


19 August 2017

Curtin University Annual Human Rights Lecture: ‘Human Rights, Populism and the Crisis of Meaning’ – Dr Waleed Aly 


26 August 2016

‘From Alfred Kinsey to Orlando & Beyond: The Role of Research in Confronting Homophobia’ – The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG


12 May 2016

Inaugural Curtin University Human Rights Lecture: ‘Re-imagining Australia: human rights for everyone’ – Professor Gillian Triggs


10 December 2013

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Curtin Centre for Human Rights Education and Human Rights Day with Ela Gandhi