Australian Fulbright Alumni Association (AFAA)

Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 6 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove, QLD
    Register

    Come join fellow alumni and friends in Brisbane to meet up and enjoy a Brisbane festival event, Theatre Republic. Food and drink are available to purchase, along with live music and see at least two short theatre shows available to see. There are also 7 different themes installations. 

    See here for more information: https://www.brisbanefestival.com.au/whats-on/theatre-republic

    So that we all meet in the same place, please include your mobile in your registration so that we can add you to an event WhatsApp group. We (Caroline and Angela) will be there early to scout the place and let everyone know where we are. 

    The event is free and we all purchase our own food and drink. It will be a fun evening with music and live shows, as always, in great company.

    Location maphttps://goo.gl/maps/moBfu8Mxii7K92e56


    • 07 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown

    Presented by the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association and the Sydney Asylum Seeker Centre

    Newtown Neighbourhood Centre

    1 Bedford St, Newtown.

    Thursday 7th November, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


    Image Credit: "Coping with Disasters: Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia" by United Nations Photo 

    Purpose

    This special event brings together people with lived experience, representatives from the Asylum Seeker Centre, performers and Fulbright scholars to discuss the global refugee crisis and identify opportunities to strengthen local action.

    Frayed Lives

    • The refugee crisis has reached epic proportions.
    • 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, environmental crises and/or human rights violations.
    • Refugee status is rarely temporary.
    • Only a tiny fraction of the world’s refugees has access to resettlement options.
    • We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.

    Civic society has been redefined through the refugee crisis.

    ‘Frayed Lives’ doesn’t just apply to people seeking asylum and refugees – but to all members of civic society. Our collective fate as a civilisation is linked to the way that our institutions care for -- or punish -- asylum seekers. The systemic barriers placed in front of asylum seekers not only cause their lives to fray but weaken the social fabric of the wider civic society.

    Amazing Speakers, Audience Engagement & Light Dinner

    The program features Frayed Lives convenor, Dr Mara Adelman; keynote speakers from Asylum Seeker Centre; speakers from the ASRC Advocacy Bureau and Power Program; and Fulbright alumni with specialist expertise. A performance will be provided by Fulbright Alumni in collaboration with artists connected to the ASRC.

    Audience members will be invited to respond to talks in round table discussions and answer the question, “What can I do?”  The presenters have created provocative questions and various options for how we can move to greater understanding and action on this global crisis.  Light dinner will be served.

    We are presently waiting to hear about a major grant application which we have submitted for funds. If we are successful then the event will be free. Otherwise, to cover costs this will be a ticketed event with a small fee ($25 waged, $20 concession). We will post details ASAP.


    About the curator: Dr Mara Adelman

    This event will be led by Dr Mara Adelman, Emeritus Associate Professor of Communication from Seattle University.

    Dr Adelman received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and then joined Northwestern University.  She joined Seattle University, Department of Communication in 1994.  She is author of Beyond Language: Cross-cultural communication for ESL (co-authored with Deena Levine; Prentice Hall, 1987, 1997), and an award-winning ethnographic study of the second largest home for persons with AIDS, The Fragile Community (co-authored with Lawrence R. Frey; Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997).  Her research and scholarship focuses on cross-cultural communication and adaptation, restorative solitude, interpersonal and organizational social interaction.

    In 2012, Dr Adelman was a Fulbright Specialist at the Department of Communication at the University of Mekelle in northern Ethiopia and a Fulbright Specialist at the Department of English at Fudan University, Shanghai, China from October-December 2017. In both programs, she developed culture-specific, required courses in Cross-cultural Communication.

    Mara recently delivered Frayed Lives to a full house in her home city of Napa, California.

    Event speakers

    Iain Butterworth, AFAA President

    Dr Shraddha Kashyap, psychologist in trauma for refugees, Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program, School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales

    Ms Shukufa Tahiri, Policy Officer, Refugee Council of Australia

    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Woodward Conference Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053

    This event is supported by the generous sponsorship of the University of Melbourne. 

    Refreshments and canapes will be served from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. The formal salon will begin at 7:00pm.


    Image Credit: "Coping with Disasters: Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia" by United Nations Photo

    Frayed Lives

    • The refugee crisis has reached epic proportions.
    • 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, environmental crises and/or human rights violations.
    • Refugee status is rarely temporary.
    • Only a tiny fraction of the world’s refugees has access to resettlement options.
    • We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.

    Civic society has been redefined through the refugee crisis.

    ‘Frayed Lives’ doesn’t just apply to people seeking asylum and refugees – but to all members of civic society. Our collective fate as a civilisation is linked to the way that our institutions care for -- or punish -- asylum seekers. The systemic barriers placed in front of asylum seekers not only cause their lives to fray but weaken the social fabric of the wider civic society.

    Amazing Speakers & Audience Engagement

    Audience members will be invited to respond to talks in round table discussions and answer the question, “What can I do?”  The presenters have created provocative questions and various options for how we can move to greater understanding and action on this global crisis.

    We are presently waiting to hear about a major grant application which we have submitted for funds. If we are successful then the event will be free. Otherwise, to cover costs this will be a ticketed event with a small fee ($25 waged, $20 concession). We will post details ASAP.


    About the curator: Dr Mara Adelman

    This event will be led by Dr Mara Adelman, Emeritus Associate Professor of Communication from Seattle University.

    Dr Adelman received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and then joined Northwestern University.  She joined Seattle University, Department of Communication in 1994.  She is author of Beyond Language: Cross-cultural communication for ESL (co-authored with Deena Levine; Prentice Hall, 1987, 1997), and an award-winning ethnographic study of the second largest home for persons with AIDS, The Fragile Community (co-authored with Lawrence R. Frey; Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997).  Her research and scholarship focuses on cross-cultural communication and adaptation, restorative solitude, interpersonal and organizational social interaction.

    In 2012, Dr Adelman was a Fulbright Specialist at the Department of Communication at the University of Mekelle in northern Ethiopia and a Fulbright Specialist at the Department of English at Fudan University, Shanghai, China from October-December 2017. In both programs, she developed culture-specific, required courses in Cross-cultural Communication.

    Mara recently delivered Frayed Lives to a full house in her home city of Napa, California.

    Event speakers

    Iain Butterworth, AFAA President

    Dr Karen Block, Associate Director of the Child Health and Wellbeing Program, Centre for Health Equity, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

    Noosheen Mogadam, Senior Lawyer, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
    Register

    REFUGEES, REMEMBRANCE AND RESILIENCE is a significant community-building concert event celebrating asylum seekers’ community resilience by bringing together performing artists, associated charities, resources and supporters of the global refugee crisis.

    Image credit: Amnesty International Australia

    The exciting mix of performing artists are responding with musical offerings to the notion of remembrance, the act of looking back at one’s past, and resilience, the act of weaving frayed lives into a new, stronger community. The programme will offer an interesting juxtaposition of classical repertoire that captures the conflicted memories and emotions of remembrance for places, people and lives left behind, alongside contemporary songs and music that mirror those meanings in the present. We hope to feature for instance Aboriginal performers in acknowledging the displacement of first nations peoples from their own lands, but also their resilience and continuity, alongside singer songwriters and classical artists with their own personal reflections. There is a planned intermission with refreshments and speeches from AFAA and community organisations.

    Funds raised by the Remembrance and Resilience event will help pay for AFAA’s annual symposium salons. This year the salons entitled ‘Frayed Lives’ are being hosted in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and brings people with lived experience, representatives from the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, performers and Fulbright scholars to discuss the global refugee crisis and identify opportunities to strengthen local action.

    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington

    Presented by the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association

    Thursday 21st of November from 6pm to 9pm.

    Lavalla Centre, 58 Fernberg Rd, Paddington


    Image Credit: "Coping with Disasters: Refugees and Displaced Persons in South-East Asia" by United Nations Photo


    Purpose

    This special event brings together people with lived experience, performers and Fulbright scholars to discuss the global refugee crisis and identify opportunities to strengthen local action.

    Frayed Lives

    • The refugee crisis has reached epic proportions.
    • 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, environmental crises and/or human rights violations.
    • Refugee status is rarely temporary.
    • Only a tiny fraction of the world’s refugees has access to resettlement options.
    • We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.

    Civic society has been redefined through the refugee crisis.

    ‘Frayed Lives’ doesn’t just apply to people seeking asylum and refugees – but to all members of civic society. Our collective fate as a civilisation is linked to the way that our institutions care for -- or punish -- asylum seekers. The systemic barriers placed in front of asylum seekers not only cause their lives to fray but weaken the social fabric of the wider civic society.

    Amazing Speakers, Audience Engagement & Light Dinner

    The program features Frayed Lives convenor, Dr Mara Adelman; keynote speakers from Asylum Seeker Centre; speakers from the ASRC Advocacy Bureau and Power Program; and Fulbright alumni with specialist expertise. A performance will be provided by Fulbright Alumni in collaboration with artists connected to the ASRC.

    Audience members will be invited to respond to talks in round table discussions and answer the question, “What can I do?”  The presenters have created provocative questions and various options for how we can move to greater understanding and action on this global crisis.  Light dinner will be served.

    We are presently waiting to hear about a major grant application which we have submitted for funds. If we are successful then the event will be free. Otherwise, to cover costs this will be a ticketed event with a small fee ($25 waged, $20 concession). We will post details ASAP.

    About the curator: Dr Mara Adelman

    This event will be led by Dr Mara Adelman, Emeritus Associate Professor of Communication from Seattle University.

    Dr Adelman received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and then joined Northwestern University.  She joined Seattle University, Department of Communication in 1994.  She is author of Beyond Language: Cross-cultural communication for ESL (co-authored with Deena Levine; Prentice Hall, 1987, 1997), and an award-winning ethnographic study of the second largest home for persons with AIDS, The Fragile Community (co-authored with Lawrence R. Frey; Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997).  Her research and scholarship focuses on cross-cultural communication and adaptation, restorative solitude, interpersonal and organizational social interaction.

    In 2012, Dr Adelman was a Fulbright Specialist at the Department of Communication at the University of Mekelle in northern Ethiopia and a Fulbright Specialist at the Department of English at Fudan University, Shanghai, China from October-December 2017. In both programs, she developed culture-specific, required courses in Cross-cultural Communication.

    Mara recently delivered Frayed Lives to a full house in her home city of Napa, California.

    Event speakers

    Iain Butterworth, AFAA President

    Kagi Kowa, QLD Community Organiser and Refugee Advocate, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre – Brisbane

Past events

12 Sep 2019 September Quarterly Victorian Gathering
23 Aug 2019 Lunchtime Seminar "When the law is a health hazard" and social lunch following
22 Aug 2019 Brisbane Alumni seminar - fun with science
14 Aug 2019 OneWomanProject is hosting an inaugural VIC Seminar Series
04 Jul 2019 July 4th Queensland alumni celebration
03 Jul 2019 Free public lecture on 3rd July by Prof William Schoenberg, visiting Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology
28 Jun 2019 A Natural History of Beer - A Questacon, Fulbright Commission, AFAA supported event
27 Jun 2019 June Quarterly Victorian Gathering - Welcome to 2019 Victorian Fulbright Scholars
25 Jun 2019 University of Tasmania Hosts A Fulbright Public Lecture presented by Brian Silliman, Fulbright Distinguished Chair 2019
13 Jun 2019 Join Sydney Fulbright Alumni at a public forum hosted by The United States Study Centre, University of Sydney
14 Apr 2019 Dr Donna Coleman - The Brockman-Coleman Duo Final Australia Concert
07 Apr 2019 Dr Donna Coleman - The Brockman-Coleman Duo in Concert
04 Apr 2019 Informal Queensland gathering - planning for the future
20 Mar 2019 Victorian Chapter Gathering: an evening with Trevor Hancock
01 Mar 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting
01 Mar 2019 Salon on the Future of the Australian-American Relationship
26 Nov 2018 2018 WA Fulbright Annual Dinner
20 Nov 2018 2018 Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Salon
29 Aug 2018 Victoria Quarterly Gathering: Telling the story of the Fulbright program: From 'war junk' to 'the greatest action taken'
03 Jun 2018 Join Alumnus Professor Carole Fink: West Germany and Israel: Nine Tumultuous Years 1965-1974
27 May 2018 Join Alumnus Professor Carole Fink: Jewish Diplomacy and the Politics of War and Peace, 1914-1919
24 May 2018 TEDxFulbright Canberra hosted by Australian-American Fulbright Commission
22 May 2018 Victoria Chapter Quarterly Social Gathering
20 May 2018 Join Alumnus Danae Killian: Recital and launch of CD Ernest Bloch: Viola and Piano
13 May 2018 Join Alumnus Professor Carole Fink: Two remarkable Rebels
29 Apr 2018 NSW New Fulbright Scholar Welcome event - fish and chips at Balmoral
23 Mar 2018 Fulbright Alumnus, Dr Donna Coleman, performing ith the Melbourne Sinfonia
22 Mar 2018 Victoria New Fulbright Scholar Welcome
22 Mar 2018 Australian Fulbright Alumni Association 2018 Annual General Meeting
09 Mar 2018 Fulbright Alumnus, Dr Donna Coleman, free solo piano concert
02 Dec 2017 Tasmania Thanksgiving Celebration
23 Nov 2017 Happy Thanksgiving!
18 Nov 2017 Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Inaugural Conference
17 Nov 2017 Annual Victorian Salon
26 Oct 2017 Victorian Chapter Gathering - Sociable Sam: Mark Twain Among Friends
12 Oct 2017 Annual WA Gala Dinner
12 Sep 2017 Victorian Chapter Gathering - A Recipe for Disaster: how climate change affects nutrition globally, and what we can do about it
09 Jul 2017 Tasmanian winter breakfast
02 Jul 2017 Fish & Chips in Balmoral
15 Jun 2017 Victorian Chapter Quarterly Social Gathering
09 May 2017 Encore – Dean's Lecture Series: Interdisciplinary Soundings - Featuring Fulbright Alumnus Dr. Zachary Dunbar
09 Mar 2017 Australian Fulbright Alumni Association 2017 Annual General Meeting
24 Nov 2016 Informal Counter Tea to congratulate Anya Reading Tasmania Fulbright Scholar 2016
17 Nov 2016 2016 Victoria Chapter Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Salon
27 Oct 2016 WA Chapter of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Annual Dinner
01 Apr 2016 Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Annual General Meeting
19 Nov 2015 Victoria State Chapter Salon Event
20 Dec 2014 Queensland Chapter Christmas Party

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