As part of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser will present a public lecture at Murdoch University in association with the Commonwealth Round Table on Friday October 28.
Murdoch’s Humanities Research Institute Director and Professor of Australian Studies, Professor Richard Nile, who is convening the event in partnership with the Round Table, said the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser has been actively involved in both the Commonwealth and United Nations since leaving Australian politics.
“In his lecture Mr Fraser will reflect on his time as the inaugural chair of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group, especially in relation to the ending of apartheid in South Africa, and the ongoing work of the Commonwealth in international affairs,” Professor Nile said.
“As chair of the Eminent Persons Group Malcolm Fraser became a major international figure.
“He is tremendously well respected to this day for the role he played in changing the course of history in southern Africa. His lecture is an occasion of considerable note for the people of Perth.
“It is an honour for Murdoch to host the lecture and it gives me great pleasure to join the Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott in welcoming Mr Fraser onto campus and encouraging people to come along and participate in this free CHOGM event.”
The Round Table was founded just over a century ago as a society of eminent persons committed to commonwealth matters. Its membership has included a number of distinguished Australians.
In recent years, an Australian chapter, the Commonwealth Round Table of Australia (CRTA), was formed as part of a growing number of national associations affiliated with the Round Table in the United Kingdom. Mr Fraser is the CRTA’s patron.
Date: Friday October 28, 5pm
Where: Kim Beazley Lecture Theatre, Murdoch University
RSVP: to firstname.lastname@example.org as places are limited.