Gandhi Oration

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At a time when public conversation is defined by appeals to hyper emotion and facts don’t matter, we need Mahatma Gandhi more than ever, says award-winning Indian journalist Shoma Chaudhury.

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Seventy years after the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the man who led India to independence, award-winning Indian journalist Shoma Chaudhury will deliver UNSW's annual Gandhi Oration.

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Social researcher and author Dr Hugh Mackay AO speaks on the topic “The state of the nation starts in your street”, discussing why our neighbourhoods matter and how good neighbours build strong communities. Dr Mackay delivered the 2017 Gandhi Oration at UNSW.

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Delivering this year’s UNSW Gandhi Oration, social researcher Hugh Mackay outlined how small actions as simple as saying hello with a smile can have a powerful impact on the national mood.

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Australia is in the grip of anxiety and depression, with 100,000 homeless people and a widening income gap, social researcher Hugh Mackay will tell an audience at UNSW's 2017 Gandhi Oration tonight.

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Social researcher Dr Hugh Mackay will deliver UNSW’s annual Gandhi Oration tonight (30 January 2017), discussing why neighbourhoods matter and how good neighbours build strong communities.

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In this edited excerpt of the 2016 Gandhi Oration, Peter Greste, the Australian journalist jailed on confected terrorism charges in Egypt, reflects on how governments and extremists are using the War on Terror as cover for their attacks on freedom of speech. 

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The media is being used as a weapon of both governments and extremists in a war of competing worldviews, Australian journalist Peter Greste has told an audience at UNSW’s Gandhi Oration.

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Award-winning journalist Peter Greste will deliver UNSW’s 2016 Gandhi Oration in a free public lecture on Friday 29 January.

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Internationally acclaimed Australian author Thomas Keneally will deliver UNSW's 2014 Gandhi Oration on 30 January.

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