Public Event: The 2013 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture
The 2013 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture will be delivered by Peter FitzSimons at the Great Hall on 6 September. This public event is brought to you by the Equity and Diversity Unit at the University of Newcastle.
One of Australia's most prominent and successful media identities and social commentators, Peter will be speaking on the topic Harnessing the Power of Sport for a Better World.
A well respected columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, Peter speaks four languages and has an Arts degree from the University of Sydney, majoring in government and political science.
As the author of eighteen best-selling books, Peter was Australia's biggest selling non-fiction author in 2001, a feat that he duplicated in 2004, with his book on Kokoda. Peter has interviewed every Australian Prime Minister from Gough Whitlam to Kevin Rudd.
In 2011 Peter was named a Member of the Order of Australia for service to literature as a biographer, sports journalist and commentator, and to the community through contributions to conservation, disability care, social welfare and sporting organisations.
The Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture series is one of the University's flagship events.
The series was inaugurated in 2001, and has been held annually since then. The lecture series was established to provide an opportunity for members of the University and the wider community to reflect on issues of social justice that challenge Australia.
This is a FREE event, open to the public.
WHEN: 1-2pm Friday, 6 September
WHERE: Great Hall (see campus map for directions)
University of Newcastle