Event in Sydney – Combined dinner with Guest Speaker Bob Brown

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Event in Sydney – Combined dinner with Guest Speaker Bob Brown

Tue, 22 Oct 2013
18:30 - 21:00

Location Union Club, Phillip Street, Sidney, Australia


Harvard Club of Australia/ Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW

Combined Dinner with Guest Speaker Bob Brown

At the Union Club

Corner of Bent and Phillip Streets, Sydney

6.30 for 7pm, Tuesday 22 October

Title: Syria, Antarctica, Australia and an elected World Assembly

Syria and the Antarctic appear at first glance to be disparate problems with little in common. The one is a nation-state engaged in an increasingly bloody civil war. The other is a territory bound by a 1961 treaty, which encourages free scientific exploration, but subject to increasing potential commercial focus. With a Security Council made powerless by the exercise of a veto by its five permanent members, the United Nations has been unable to find a solution to increasing sectarian violence in Syria, or to head off possible commercial exploitation in the Antarctic.

Bob Brown

Robert James (Bob) Brown, MB BS (Sydney), was Leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. He had been a Senator for Tasmania since 1996.

Bob has had a busy and diverse career, including as National Spokesperson for the Greens in 1993, and Leader of the Tasmanian Greens (1989-93). He helped organise medical practitioner placements through GP Locums in North Tasmania, Sydney and Perth; was Founding President of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund; Director Tasmanian Wilderness Society; a member of the Tasmania Tiger Search Group; and a member of the Movement against Uranium Mining.

Among his many awards have been Australian Living National Treasure National Trust 1998, recipient Goldman Environ Prize USA 1990, UNEP Global 500 Award 1987, and Australian of the Year Award The Australian 1982.

Among Bob’s publications have been Wild Rivers : Franklin/Denison/Gordon (with P. Dumbrovskis)1983; Lake Pedder 1986; Tarkine Trails 1994; The Greens (with Peter Singer) 1996;The Valley of the Giants: A Guide to Tasmania’s Styx River Forests 2001; Memo for a Saner World 2004; and Tasmania’s Recherche Bay 2005.

In 2010, Bob listed his ‘recreation’ as coordinating the rescue from commercial logging of an historic forest at Recherche Bay in southern Tasmania in 2006.

Venue: The Union Club (https://www.google.com.au/#q=25+bent+street+sydney) , Corner of Bent & Phillip Street, Sydney CBD

Time: 6.30 pm for 7pm – 9.30 pm

Tickets: $130.00 for AIIA NSW members, $150.00 for non-members

(Tables of eight, organised by a member = $1,000.00)

Tickets include the cost of dinner and drinks.

Tickets can be purchased by:
1. bank transfer to our account at Westpac. The BSB number is 032 197the account number 327782. Please put your name on the receipt. To confirm you have done this, please email:  nswexec@aiia.asn.au (mailto:nswexec@aiia.asn.au)  so that we can send you confirmation of your tickets
2. cheque mailed to AIIA NSW, The Glover Cottages,124 Kent St, Sydney. To confirm you have done this, please email: nswexec@aiia.asn.au   so that we can send you confirmation of your tickets.

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