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Mehdi Hasan | Sydney

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Western Sydney University Parramatta Campus

Parramatta, NSW 2150

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Defeating Extremism.

Whether it's religious extremism or extremism of the far right - what can we in the West do to halt the seemingly unstoppable wave of populism and violence sweeping the globe?

Making the case for moderation and solidarity in an age of intolerance and disorder, and debunking plenty of media myths along the way, we welcome the UK-born, Washington D.C.-based Mr. Mehdi Hasan for his first ever appearance on Australian soil.

An internationally acclaimed broadcaster and journalist, Mehdi gained global recognition for his debate-winning speech at the Oxford Union on Islam and peace, viewed by millions. He has conducted hard-hitting interviews with some of the world's most prominent figures including Edward Snowden, Richard Dawkins, Noam Chomsky, Ehud Olmert, Hamid Karzai, General Michael Flynn, and our very own former PM, Julia Gillard, among many others.

Mehdi is the host of 'UpFront' on Al Jazeera English, an award-winning columnist for The Intercept and the New Statesman and also a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian. He has penned articles including "How Islamic is the Islamic State?" and "Who will stop Trump's Tinpot Dictatorship?" and has been included in the annual list of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.

Following Mehdi's address, we will be joined "in conversation" by former international CNN journalist and now Indigenous Affairs Editor at the ABC, Stan Grant. You have the chance to have your question asked in front of the live audience through Twitter, @Cres_Institute, using the hashtag #MehdiAtCi. A selection will be chosen on the evening for the Q&A.

We are proud to present this event to you in partnership with Western Sydney University and with the support of GetUp!

Schedule

  • 6:00pm - VIP / Gold Arrival (Additional instructions will be sent to you)
  • 6:30pm - Silver / General Admission Arrival
  • 7:00pm - Event commencement and doors close
  • 8:30pm - Event conclusion

Getting There

  • Driving - The Parramatta campus is located on the corner of James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road and plenty of parking is available at no cost for this special event. This campus is not to be confused with the new CBD Campus
  • Public transport https://transportnsw.info/#/
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