2019 ANU Reconciliation Week Lecture


National Reconciliation Week is a time for the ANU Community to learn about and celebrate about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Join Professor Tony Dreise, Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research for the 2019 ANU Reconciliation Week Lecture, Who is Australia? Public policy imagination and national identity - past, present and emerging.

Next year in 2020, the ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) turns 30 years old. The Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation was also created in 1990. To mark this special occasion, CAEPR plans to reflect on the past 30 years of policy making in Indigenous affairs as well as look to the next thirty years and beyond.

The work of CAEPR sits within a much bigger landscape of national policy making and a larger mural of national identity. With 2020 fast approaching, where are we at in Australia? What have we achieved? How are we going to change to better meet our national aspirations? Where is Australia heading? Most importantly, who are we?

A light lunch will be served from 12.45pm on the mezzanine floor, located directly outside the lecture theatre.