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Welcome to the Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation

The Freilich Foundation exists for the study of all kinds of bigotry and the promotion of diversity and inclusion.

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

It is a pleasure to announce the 2014 recipients for the Early Career Research Grants. Congratulations to 

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

And

Dr Joseph Toltz
Musicology, Sydney Conservatorium of Sydney
University of Sydney

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

Details of the 2014 scheme can be found Here

Details of the 2015 scheme can be found Here

 


Alice Tay Lecture in Law and Human Rights 2014

Dr Tim Soutphommasane
Race Discrimination Commissioner

Two freedoms – freedom of expression and freedom from racial vilification

Read the Transcript of the Lecture HERE
Watch this Lecture Here

Also see Essay by Dr Soutphommasane Racism is a Moral Issue


Listen to the 2013 Eminent Lecturer Series
'Prejudice, Reason and Understanding'

Raimond Gaita
Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy, King's College London
Professorial Fellow in the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne

 

Watch this short interview with Raimond Gaita on the conversation of politics.


Postgraduate Studies at the Freilich Foundation:

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

October 28, 5.30pm -7pm
Australian Centre on China in the World Auditorium
Building 188, Fellows Lane
The Australian National University 
ANU map CD32 at grid reference D3

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Friends of the Freilich Foundation

Raimond Gaita

Raimond Gaita

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

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Phillip Adams

Phillip Adams

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

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Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans

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.

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Carmen Lawrence

Carmen Lawrence

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.

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Mary Kostakidis

Mary Kostakidis

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...

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Hilary Charlesworth

Hilary Charlesworth

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...

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John Hewson

John Hewson

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...

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Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes

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.

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Updated: 25 October 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Freilich Foundation / Page Contact:  Freilich Foundation