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Australia the Peace Builder


The experience of war leaves countries with a mixed legacy: a lack of basic needs for survival but astonishing survival capacities; a complex legacy of emotions encompassing violence and distrust but also intense solidarity and, sometimes, pride. How can Australia assist countries emerging from conflict in the key tasks of reconciliation and rebuilding? How can outsiders best lend a hand in order to strengthen existing capacities, without overwhelming them? In this forum, we discuss Australia’s post-conflict engagement with Cambodia and Timor-Leste, as a means to identify positive outcomes and to learn lessons from the future.

Theatre, State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre , 25 Francis St , Perth, WA 6000

Date / Time
Wednesday, 9 June 2010 5:30 PM