Online and University of Tasmania Cradle Coast Campus, BurnieSummary:
Attend this free public talk to find out why there is still hope for our future in a world full of political unrest.
- Professor Tim McCormack, Professor of International Law, University of Tasmania, and Special Adviser on War Crimes to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at The Hague
- Cheryl Durrant, Former Director of Preparedness and Mobilisation, Australian Department of Defence and member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change
- Dr Matt Killingsworth, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Tasmania, and Chair, Tasmanian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee
You are forgiven for thinking that the world is a scary place. Russia’s gone rogue, Iran is supplying Vladimir Putin’s military with deadly weapons, and Tehran has escalated its nuclear program. Xi Jinping brings pressure to a world economy overly reliant on China, and the rapid progression of artificial intelligence adds tension to a world already threatened by geopolitical unrest.
But is there hope for us? Can we change the outlook for upcoming generations? Join our experts for this compelling conversation and discover why all is not lost.
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Professor Tim McCormack
Tim has an international reputation for his expertise in International Humanitarian and International Criminal Law.
He was the Foundation Australian Red Cross Professor of International Humanitarian Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Foundation Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. Prof McCormack was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to take up the positions of Charles H. Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the US Naval War College in Rhode Island and the James Barr Ames Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He served as expert Law of War Adviser to the Defence Team for David Hicks for trial by US Military Commission, Guantanamo Bay and as Amicus Curiae on International Law matters for the trial of Slobodan Milošević by the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. He was a member of the Australian Government Delegation at the Diplomatic Conference to negotiate the Rome Statute and served as the Special Adviser on War Crimes to the former Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court, Mr Ocampo and Mrs Fatou Bensouda.
Dr Matt Killingsworth
Dr Matt Killingsworth is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social Sciences. He is currently researching the history of the laws of war and new forms of international criminal justice. His past research focused on opposition and dissent in Communist Eastern Europe, justice in post-Communist Eastern Europe and the changing nature of war.
Matt joined the University of Tasmania in 2010 as an associate lecturer in international relations and was promoted to lecturer in 2012, and to senior lecturer in 2016. In 2013 he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and in 2014 was the recipient of a United States Department of State ‘Study of U.S. Institutes for Scholars’ grant. He is the former Chair of the Tasmanian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee, and is a regular contributor to local and national media.
Cheryl has over 30 years’ experience in the national security sector with the Australian Department of Defence and Australian Army. Cheryl is currently an Executive Member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change and the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group, and a Climate Councillor.