AIPA Key Events 30/11/2011 – 2/10/2013 – a list of events and activities that have either been initiated by AIPA, or with which the Institute has been involved in other ways, both in Australia and in Poland.
The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SATURDAY, 23rd November 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs Inc.will be held at Armagh, 226 Kooyong Rd, Toorak. Victoria on Saturday, 23 November 2013, commencing at 3.00pm in the first instance or at 3.15pm, to [...]
Australian multiculturalism—a policy strategy aimed at facilitating effective social integration of non-British immigrants and managing cultural diversity—was devised in the 1950s and 60s, and adopted as government policy in the 1970s. As a number of recent publications in the European and Australian media suggest, this multicultural strategy has been misunderstood and confused with ethnic pluralism and assimilationist ‘melting pot’ approaches. These confusions, particularly widespread in Europe, mar public debates about multiculturalism. This is hardly surprising considering the scarcity of public clarifications of what multiculturalism is, the strong political backlash against uncontrolled migrations, and the paucity of informed debate about long term strategies of migrant settlement and adaptation. The paper outlines the principles of Australian multiculturalism, identifies its theoretical foundations, and highlights some of the popular confusions about its meaning, objectives and effectiveness.
Professor Pawel Spiewak, prominent writer and public intellectual, winner of the 2013 Josef Tischner Prize
The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs (AIPA) together with Monash University’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation and Australian Society of Polish Jews and Their Descendants invite you to Public Lectures by Professor Pawel Spiewak, prominent Polish Writer and Public intellectual, winner of the 2013 Josef Tischner Prize. Professor Pawel Spiewak will give two public lectures [...]