Senator Simon Birmingham

The Alfred Deakin Institute, under the directorship of Professor Fethi Mansouri, and in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Iain Martin, recently hosted the 2019 Alfred Deakin Institute Oration.

The Alfred Deakin Institute Oration is an annual event delivered by a public intellectual on a topic related to cutting-edge research about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation that is undertaken at the Institute.

Held in the prestigious Deakin Edge venue at Federation Square on 24 September, this year’s Oration, ‘The new divides, a century later’, was delivered in front a full house by Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.

100 years after Alfred Deakin’s death, Senator Birmingham’s Oration focused on the modern day demarcation lines as they apply across contemporary politics and global trade.

Prof Iain Martin, Vice-Chancellor Deakin University
Senator Simon Birmingham and Prof Fethi Mansouri
(L-R) Prof Fethi Mansouri, Senator Simon Birmingham, Prof Iain Martin Vice-Chancellor Deakin University