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Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation - Early Career Researchers Small Grants Scheme:

Applications for the 2015 Grants 
 are now open.

Applications close April 30.

Details of the 2015 scheme including an application form can be found Here

 

The 2014 recipients for the Early Career Research Grants were

Dr Peter Balint
International & Political Studies
University of NSW, Canberra

Project title: Respecting Toleration: Intolerance, Bigotry and Accommodation

Dr Anna Boucher
School of Social and Political Science
University of Sydney
Dr Joseph Toltz
Musicology, Sydney Conservatorium of Sydney
University of Sydney

Project title: Songs of the Camps: The First Holocaust Songbook

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Events

15 Jun

Alice Tay Lecture in Law and Human Rights 2015

Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission will address the state of human rights in Australia on the 800 year anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. ...

About this event

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Carmen Lawrence
Carmen Lawrence
Phillip Adams
Mary Kostakidas
Alexis Wright
Alexis Wright
Hilary Charlesworth
Prof Peter Baume AC
Peter Baume AC
John Hewson
Raimond Gaita

Hilary Charlesworth

Friend

If we try to identify and destabilize the unspoken gendered assumptions of international law and politics, we will begin to be able to imagine broader and more durable solutions to our most pressing problems.

Mary Kostakidas

Friend

Without a doubt we need to harness, I believe, our collective imagination as a civilized nation. Those of us who are complacent because our own lives are not affected, need to imagine ourselves in the shoes of others and respond with the compassion and reason that are the ultimate measure of our humanity.

Carmen Lawrence

Friend

Every time a shock-jock or a politician depicts Indigenous Australians as violent drunks or Muslims as hostile to Australian values, and no one disagrees, these ideas gain credibility.

Gareth Evans

Friend

But we also know, from long, hard, depressing experience, that mobilising that good will and actually producing the necessary action are not things that just happen. They have to be made to happen.

Phillip Adams

Friend

Better to have appalling ideas out in the open so that they can be confronted and countered.

Miriam Margoyles

Friend

Our uncertain economic future can foster bigotry, prejudice & a lack of compassion. That is why the work of the Freilich Foundation has never been more essential, to provide a beacon of sense to light our way forward.

John Hewson

Friend

We should be embarrassed as a nation that our original inhabitants, to which we have all been added as migrants or descendants thereof, remain in economic, social and personal disadvantage both in absolute terms and relative, to almost all migrants that have arrived since the second world war and the broader Australian community.

Alexis Wright

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Peter Baume AC

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John Clarke

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Raimond Gaita

Friend

Our humanity is not something given to us, fixed, but is something we are called upon always to rise to.

Stories of bigotryAll stories

Dr Herbert Freilich's reminiscences of bigotry

Waiting for friends to come back

Rolf's story from Amsterdam in WWII

The day I wish I had protested

Herbert Freilich recounts stories of bigotry

Calling an ambulance in Capetown

A recount of racism in 1951 South Africa

Memories of Poland in the War

Hospitality and compassion when there is nothing left to give

A train ride in Sydney

Herbert Freilich recounts racism on a Sydney train journey

"I thought all doctors could tell"

Herbert Freilich recounts meeting a young man sailing to England

Early Career Researchers Small Grants Scheme

Applications now open

Information on Applications for the 2015 Early Career Researchers Small Grants Scheme:

Please click here

Application close April 30 2015. 

Postgraduate Studies

Would you like to pursue a research degree in an area which comes under the rubric of the Freilich Foundation?If so, contact Dr Renata Grossi

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Updated:  20 July, 2014/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Foundation/Page Contact:  Freilich Foundation