Thu, 09 Dec|
Julian Assange: past · present · implications for liberal democracy
Join us for an evening with Felicity Ruby, PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, researching the five-eyes intelligence alliance, its operation in Australia, and the implications it presents to Australian democracy.
Time & Location
09 Dec 2021, 7:00 pm AEDT
About the Event
In celebration of World Human Rights Day, join the Young Diplomats Society for an evening in conversation with Felicity Ruby, PHD candidate at the University of Sydney, and personal friend of Julian Assange.
Felicity's research focuses on the five-eyes intelligence alliance, its operation in Australia, and its implications for Australian democracy. Prior to beginning her PHD, she was the Senior Advisor to the Australian Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, head of the UN Office for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and was a policy adviser at both the UN Development Fund for Women and Greenpeace International.
The conversation will centre around Julian and the work of Wikileaks , the charges of espionage levelled against him by the US, his incarceration in Belmarsh Prison, and the broader implications of his case for press freedom and liberal democracy in the 21st century.