Ideas & Society: Looking outward – the case for compassion and hope with Tim Costello and Jon Faine

Join us for La Trobe’s first Ideas & Society event for 2018, featuring one of Australia’s best known community leaders, Tim Costello, and renowned broadcaster, Jon Faine, as we discuss ‘The Case for Compassion and Hope’. We live in a time when our region and our world seems burdened by heart-breaking and seemingly insoluble problems, including…

China Studies Research Centre seminar – Recent judicial reforms in China

Professor Jianfu Chen of the School of Law, La Trobe University will be presenting a seminar titled ‘Recent Judicial Reforms in China: Circular Reforms or a Breakthrough for the Chinese Judiciary?’ The presentation will examine judicial reforms that were initially launched in 1999, analysing reform measures and local pilot programs introduced since 2013/2014, with a…

La Trobe Asia presents: China’s Influence – propaganda, persuasion, and softpower in Australia

China’s influence in Australia has become controversial. For years there have been reports connecting Chinese money to the funding of political parties, think-tanks, and research institutes. There is investment in business and buildings, and the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece China Daily struck a deal to be distributed in the Fairfax Media’s newspapers. Less recognised is…

La Trobe Asia: Upcoming seminars

We’re hosting a number of upcoming seminars over the coming weeks! Law School Seminar: Unconstitutional constitutional provisions: On how not to fail the constituent people Friday 21 March Social Sciences Building room 232 – Moot Court Bundoora Campus Ridwanul Hoque PhD (London), LLM (Cantab.) is a professor of law at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka.…