Lectures by Australian scholars will be presented on Monday, April 19, and Tuesday, April 20, at the University of St. Thomas.

The speakers are Dr. Bob Boughton, associate professor, Adult and Workplace Education, University of New England-Armidale, Australia; and Deborah Durnan, adult education and development specialist, mainly in the field of indigenous governance and community development, and a  longtime activist in the Australian peace movement.

Lecture schedule

  • “Transforming Conflict Through Popular Education: Experiences From Timor-Leste and Aboriginal Australia,” an open forum embedded in a Justice and Peace Studies class
    • 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the O’Shaughnessy (leather) Room, Room 108, O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center, St. Paul campus
    • Sponsors: College of Applied Professional Studies, Department of Political Science, Justice and Peace Studies Program: Office of International Student Services; International Education Center; Multicultural Student Services
  • “Challenges of International Development: The National Literacy Campaign in Timor-Leste,” an open forum embedded in a Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration International Development class
    • 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in Room 318, Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus
    • Sponsors: College of Applied Professional Studies, School of Education, Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration; Office of International Student Services; International Education Center; Multicultural Student Services