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Refugees, human rights topic of seminar

Rebecca Cuthill, John Nyagua, Mara Schneiders and Dr Martin Harris

Members of the UTAS community and the general public are invited to a public seminar on human rights featuring some fascinating UTAS alumni.

Organised by UTAS Alumni the ‘War, Law, Restore’ event will feature three short lectures and a Q&A session on the topical issue of refugees, human rights, reconciliation and resilience.

The seminar features four graduates ( who have worked in some of the world’s most troubled hot-spots: Dr Martin Harris, a lecturer in mental health with the UTAS  Department of Rural Health, John Nyagua, a community health nurse and primary health care educator, Rebecca Cuthill, who spent a decade working for the UN War Crimes Tribunal, and UTAS Social worker  Mara Schneiders. 

They will tackle topics like:

  • The lived experience of a highly educated refugee from Sierra Leone
  • The little-known role of women and children in conflict
  • The critical world-political context of civil wars
  • Is reconciliation helpful?
  • Has the war crimes tribunal been successful, and how can success be measured?
  • How do young Cambodians view their nation?

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 21, from 6pm at the Tailrace Centre in Riverside.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but must RSVP via the Alumni & Friends website by Friday, September 16.

Picture: Rebecca Cuthill, John Nyagua, Mara Schneiders and Dr Martin Harris.

Published on: 14 Sep 2011 3:40pm