Concerning War, Considering Peace

The Medical Association for Prevention of War (WA) invites you to take the rare opportunity to hear two women who seek to take you outside your own past, and challenge you to think beyond your assumption as they present Concerning War, Considering Peace.
LOOKING BACK Dr Carolyn Holbrook Monash University
Dr Holbrook looks back, at how the Great War is remembered, and asks how many Australians persist with the fiction that the nation was born on 25 April 1915.
Carolyn Holbrook is a historian at Monash University in Melbourne and the author of Anzac: The Unauthorised Biography, a history of the Anzac legend. She has previously worked as an adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and as a food and wine journalist.

LOOKING FORWARD Hon Melissa Parke MP Federal Member for Fremantle
Melissa Parke looks forward, contemplating how the very real humanitarian and human security issues that are at the heart of many global conflicts today can be peacefully resolved. 
From 2000 – 2007, Melissa Parke worked as a senior lawyer in the UN, including postings in Kosovo, Gaza, Lebanon & New York. Her work included helping to establish the UN Ethics Office in NYC, & assisting with the investigation into the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri.


Venue: Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street Fremantle

Entrance fee: Donation (afternoon tea will be served)

This event is open to all MAPW members, friends and interested people. 

RSVP: Peter Underwood, 9337 8441 or

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