The Capitol acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre

Power and Politics

On International Women’s Day, join three powerhouse women for a galvanising conversation exploring politics and power through a global feminist lens.

Come and listen to a dynamic and invigorating conversation between three impressive and influential women.

The panel includes bestselling Pakistani author Fatima Bhutto who has spoken around the world about women in leadership, the role of violence in politics and the challenges of democracy; author, journalist and artist Shokoofeh Azar sought political asylum in Australia after being jailed three times in Iran while covering stories about Iranian social and human rights issues; and journalist, filmmaker and author Santilla Chingaipe.

Listen to them share their personal and professional experiences as women in politics and public life. Together, they’ll interrogate the importance of freedom of speech and agency for women around the world, reflecting on the most pressing global issues affecting women and how feminist innovation can create a better, equal future.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Wheeler Centre.

This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.

Image (L-R): Shokoofeh Azar, Fatima Bhutto, Santilla Chingaipe