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Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation Vacancy:

Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation Convenor

Classification: Academic Level B (0.6 Fractional appointment)
Salary package: $94,287 to 107,381 plus 17% Superannuation

Term: continuing

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For a full description of the position, selection criteria and information on how to apply.

The Australian National University wishes to appoint an outstanding person to lead and facilitate the activities of the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation. The Foundation sits within the Humanities Research Centre (HRC). It facilitates a range of interdisciplinary activities which aim to broaden the conversation about bigotry within universities and beyond. Further information about the Foundation can be found at http://www.anu.edu.au/hrc/freilich/

The successful applicant will be an active researcher in a discipline relevant to the work of the Foundation. S/he will provide leadership for the Foundation, participate and build upon the existing program of activities, participate in teaching and supervision, and develop relationships with relevant units within the ANU and external organisations.

Further information from Freilich Foundation Fellow, Dr Renata Grossi, renata.grossi@anu.edu.au 02 6125 5527, or the Head of the HRC, Professor Will Christie, william.christie@anu.edu.au 02 6125 0151.

 

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Supporters of our mission

Mary Kostakidas
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Phillip Adams
Prof Peter Baume AC
Peter Baume AC
Carmen Lawrence
Carmen Lawrence
John Clarke
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Raimond Gaita
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Hilary Charlesworth

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Miriam Margoyles

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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

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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

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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

"You haven't lived with them"

Herbert Freilich recounts surprising attitudes and intolerance

A train ride in Sydney

Herbert Freilich recounts racism on a Sydney train journey

Waiting for friends to come back

Rolf's story from Amsterdam in WWII

Memories of Poland in the War

Hospitality and compassion when there is nothing left to give

"I thought all doctors could tell"

Herbert Freilich recounts meeting a young man sailing to England

What's Catholic?

Herbert Freilich recounts his first years of schooling

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Applications for the 2016 Early Career Researcher Grants Scheme are now closed.
Check here later for information on the 2017 round. 

 

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