UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture Series
The UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture Series is jointly presented by the School of Law and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at the University of South Australia. The series has been established in honour of Mr Nelson Mandela who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of South Australia in 1998 and is the international Patron of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.
The purpose of this lecture series is to promote the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and the value of truth and reconciliation in life and public affairs.
The Hawke Centre mounts an active public program consistent with its non-partisan agenda of:
Strengthening our democracy - Valuing our diversity - Building our future
5th UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture
Details to be available later in the year.
Delivered by Eyal Weizman, Professor of Visual Cultures and Director of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London
Walls and wars, rights and ruins: the revelations of forensic architecture
From the rubble of Gaza through the destroyed villages of Darfur, the scorched earth of the Guatemalan highlands, to the satellite surveillance of nuclear sites in Iran, architecture and its ruins are the vehicle for understanding and communicating the meaning of contemporary and recent affairs. Indeed, with the urbanization of conflict, architecture defines the pathology of our era.
5 September 2012, Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA
Dr Ashis Nandy, Fellow, Centre for the Study
of Developing Societies, India
Unity Dow, Former High Court Judge of
Inaugural UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture: Ethical Globalization: A Vision of a World Where Benefits Accrue to All
globalization is one of stark contrasts.
There are more connections - markets, people
and ideas linked as never before. At the
same time, there are more divisions -
between North and South, between rich and
poor. While the connections are evident, we
seem further apart in finding ways to tackle
global problems in a coordinated way where
the burdens and responsibilities are
While the views presented by speakers within the Hawke Centre public
program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University
of South Australia or The Hawke Centre, they are presented in the interest
of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of:
strengthening our democracy - valuing our diversity - and
building our future.
The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements.