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      2019 RMIT Higinbotham Lecture - Sport and Human Rights: Can Sport Change the World? in Melbourne


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      September 17, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      113 Swanston Street
      Melbourne, Victoria

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      2019 RMIT Higinbotham Lecture - Sport and Human Rights: Can Sport Change the World?

      RMIT University welcomes Craig Foster, SBS Football Analyst and leading human rights campaigner, to deliver the 2019 Higinbotham Lecture. RMIT celebrates the legacy of politician and Chief Justice George Higinbotham (1826-1892) through an annual public lecture which explores topical legal issues, in particular, the interaction between the law and society. Craig Foster will deliver this year’s Higinbotham Lecture on the topic: ‘Sport and Human Rights: Can Sport Change The World?’ Craig was the 40th Captain of Australia's national football team, the Socceroos, and is a 16-year veteran football analyst with SBS TV. He is a Refugee Ambassador with Amnesty Human Rights; Member of the Australian Multicultural Council; Director of Nangala Project; and Ambassador for Indigenous Football Week and the National Indigenous Championships.  Earlier this year, Craig led the successful international campaign for the release of Hakeem Al-Araibi from detention in Thailand. This is one of many examples of Craig’s passionate advocacy on human rights issues, which he will speak about in the lecture to illustrate his belief in the power of sport to effect social change and a sustainable planet. Date: Tuesday 17 September  Time: Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start Venue: The Capitol, 113 Swanston Street Melbourne If you have any questions please email industry.engagement@rmit.edu.au

      Categories: Education | Politics & Activism

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