WA Events

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    A Conversation with the Norwegian Ambassador to Australia, HE Paul Gulleik Larsen

    Date Thu, 14 Nov 2019
    Time 11:45 – 13:00
    Location 235 St Georges Terrace

    The Australian Institute of International Affairs for WA, Inc. in partnership with the Norwegian Australian Chamber of Commerce and KPMG, invites you to this special lunch event in the Perth CBD.  

    Geography is destiny, but good governance is decisive for nation-states seeking security and prosperity in a challenging world. During 100 years of independence, Norway has engaged in international diplomacy to promote national interests through multilateral co-operation and rules-based relations with other states, large and small. As a small-to-medium-sized power bordering Russia in the north of...

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    Crisis in Yemen

    Date Wed, 27 Nov 2019
    Time 18:15 – 20:00
    Location The University Club of Western Australia

    The war in Yemen has been raging for more than 4 years with catastrophic outcomes for its people. Out of a population of 28 million, 24 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. Fifteen million of them are on the brink of famine.  Vital infrastructure in Yemen has been destroyed and its people are suffering the worst outbreak of cholera in history. This is the world’s largest humanitarian disaster, yet there is hardly any international news coverage.

    Melissa Parke is a member of the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. At our November meeting, Melissa will talk about how what began as a civil war, has broadened into a regional conflict involving powerful states. She will discuss the parties involved and their responsibility for human rights violations according to the UN...

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