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JCPML Anniversary Lecture 2016 presented by Sally Warhaft

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The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) will host its 2016 annual Anniversary Lecture at Curtin University’s Bentley Campus.

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Presented by well-known Australian broadcaster, anthropologist and writer Sally Warhaft, the lecture is titled “Curtin’s Call: What our 14th Prime Minister would make of the Federal election campaign”.

Wednesday 29 June 2016
4.45pm to 6.30pm
Brodie-Hall Atrium, John Curtin Gallery, Building 200, Curtin Bentley Campus
There is no cost to attend this event.


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About Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, The Fifth Estate, now in its 5th year. She is a former editor of The Monthly magazine and the author of the best selling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Prior to her work as an editor and broadcaster Sally studied Anthropology and did her PhD fieldwork with the local fishing community in downtown Mumbai, living on the shores of the Arabian Sea in India. Her thesis explored a simple question: What makes a community strong?

Sally is a former lecturer in politics at La Trobe University and her interests include Australian politics and society, the media, oratory and international relations.

In her series at The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, guests are interviewed in front of a live audience for an hour on issues ranging from politics in the Middle East to the Australian education system. The interviews are wide-ranging and non-adversarial, eschewing the short form and sound bites of contemporary journalism. Recent guests include New York Times columnist Roger Cohen, advisor to the US military in Iraq Emma Sky, politicians Christopher Pyne and Chris Bowen, David Gonski and former speechwriter to the Chief of Army, Catherine McGregor.

A regular host and commentator on ABC radio in Melbourne, Sally has appeared on ABC TV’s Q&A, ABC TV Breakfast, The Drum, SBS documentaries and Channel 9’s Today Show.

Sally visited Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan on death row at Bali’s Kerobokan Prison for nine years before their execution in April 2015. She was recently elected as the Vice President of Reprieve Australia, an NGO which aims to abolish the death penalty worldwide.