Former President of Timor-Leste Dr José Ramos-Horta will deliver the keynote address at Griffith University’s Integrity 20 on Tuesday, October 25.
Before serving his country as President, Dr Ramos-Horta was known internationally as a peacemaker. In exile from his country for the better part of three decades, he was the international voice of the Timorese people while they fought for survival against one of the most brutal military regimes of our times.
In 2012 he was appointed as special Representative of the Secretary General to the African nation of Guinea-Bissau, followed by his appointment to chair the Secretary General’s High Level Independent Panel on all Peace Operations.
Integrity 20 brings together philosophers, activists, journalists, dissidents, artists and academics to explore some of the greatest global challenges in a series of bold conversations and roundtable discussions.
Integrity 20 Chair and Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Paul Mazerolle said Integrity 20 was a significant event for Queensland and Australia.
“Underpinned by the overarching theme of global uncertainty and insecurities, Integrity 20 will foster public debate and discussion on issues that are foundational and addressing pressing issues for our society,’’ he said.
“It’s through these connections and conversations we can create a meaningful platform for change ensuring ethics and integrity remain at the heart as we seek tangible solutions to effect positive change for the future.”
WHAT: José Ramos-Horta keynote address, Integrity 20
WHERE: Queensland Conservatorium, Grey Street, South Bank.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 9.15am