The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) is an independent non-partisan, non-profit organisation devoted to the promotion and discussion of international affairs and global issues. The Institute hosts an active program of speakers throughout the year focused both on ongoing global issues, as well as current events and issues affecting the world today.
Established in New South Wales in 1924, and in Victoria in 1925 as branches of London’s Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), the AIIA was created as an Australian entity in its own right in 1933, and today has branches in all states and the ACT.
The South Australia AIIA is located in the CBD of Adelaide and organizes regular events engaging with the key issues in international affairs, including how they impact Australia nationally and also at the state level.
AIIA South Australia is governed by a Council comprised of members from a wide variety of backgrounds, all with a keen interest in international affairs, and is strongly supported by volunteers and interns, and by the generosity of its members. Membership is open to all Australian residents, corporate bodies, diplomatic representatives, schools and students.
Professor/ Director of the Centre for Islamic Thought and Education at The University of South Australia
Muslims, Politics and Interfaith Relations in Australia after the Christchurch Massacre of 2019
This lecture provides a brief historical outline of Islam and Muslims in Australia pre-European settlement. It then explores the challenges and opportunities Australian Muslims faced post 9/11, with special reference to politics, media and Islamophobia.
Following that, the lecture examines Muslims, politics and interfaith relations in Australia after the Christchurch Massacre of 2019. It will demonstrate that despite the reduction of explicit and open Islamophobia, the problem of dehumanisation remains unabated online.
The lecture will also demonstrate that several important political opportunities have emerged for Muslims post-Christchurch.
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Level 1 Flinders University at Victoria Square Victoria Square 182 Adelaide, South Australia, Australia