By Mr Waleed Aly, Lecturer in Politics, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Australia
Date: 30 April 2013
Venue: ISIS Conference Room, Kuala Lumpur
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For the last decade, Australia has emerged as one of the most stable and vibrant economies in the Asia-Pacific. Economic success and a world-class education system have made Australia an attractive destination for investment, trade and emigration, which essentially translate into a higher density of interaction between Australia and Asia and beyond. Australia’s tradition and respect for inclusion, acceptance and diversity encourages and fosters multiculturalism. Major cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth have fast become a melting pot of diverse cultures, religions and ethnicities, and Australia may soon lay claim to the distinction of being a truly Asian-Pacific country. Mr Aly will draw from his experience in sharing his perspectives on multiculturalism in Australia and explore the opportunities that Australia could harness to foster regional linkages through its diverse and multicultural population.