Distinguished lecture by José Ramos-Horta: Our shared humanity

May 9, 2017 | Speeches

From his own story of exile, to that of his people, in this powerful lecture Nobel Laureate José Ramos-Horta reflects on the humanitarian, moral and political challenges raised by the plight of refugees and other vulnerable migrants. At this sold-out event, part of University of New South Wale’s Grand Challenges Lecture Series, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Timor-Leste asks MPs to consider the contributions made by generations of migrants to Australian life, and to “rethink all fears and prejudice.” The internationally renowned peacemaker was key to establishing the UNSW Diplomacy Training Program, of which he continues to be a patron.