Griffith University’s Centre of Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue will host a Conference during the Commonwealth Games exploring the normative and practical leadership roles of faith communities, universities, and the Commonwealth of Nations itself under the theme: “Sustainable Peace and Development in a Polarising World: Perspectives and Contributions from the Commonwealth of Nations. The conference will take place at the Griffith University Nathan Campus, Queensland, 9 April 2018 – 11 April 2018.
We are witnessing a period of tumultuous change across the globe. Driven by factors such as the far-reaching impacts of climate change, political and economic upheavals of Brexit, US withdrawal from international leadership coupled with the rise of Chinese transnational organisations, persistent international terrorism, and widening political and social polarisation, this wave of change is restructuring how the world works.
What is the role of the Commonwealth of Nations in these changing times?
This conference will explore the normative and practical leadership roles of faith communities, universities, and the Commonwealth of Nations itself under the theme: “Sustainable Peace and Development in a Polarising World: Perspectives and Contributions from the Commonwealth of Nations.”
Based on the successful precedents of events organised in conjunction with the G20 and G8 Summits, it is clear that input from a broad range of voices strengthen international decision making. This conference will assemble experts from around the Commonwealth as part of the activities surrounding the Commonwealth Games on the Australian Gold Coast in April 2018.
Location: Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue (N35)
Campus: Nathan Campus, Griffith University
Address: 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111
Day 1: Monday 9 April – 3:30pm – 9:00pm
Day 2: Tuesday 10 April – 8:30am – 9:00pm
Day 3: Wednesday 11 April – 8:30am – 6:00pm
Included: Conference Sessions, 2 x Dinners (Monday and Tuesday), Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea
Excluded: Wednesday dinner, accommodation and travel
Bookings: online at Eventbrite
Download a Concept Paper for this conference.