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Still divided by race

18 June 2018
6:30pm - 7:45pm
UNSW Kensington, Roundhouse lvl 2

Award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, Nikole Hannah-Jones and UNSW PVC Indigenous and Professor of Law Megan Davis will discuss civil rights, activism, race, segregation and protest in the United States and Australia.

The discussion is moderated by The New York Times' Australia bureau chief, Damien Cave.

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Speakers
Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones

Nikole Hannah-Jones is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times Magazine focusing on racial injustice. She has written on federal failures to enforce the Fair Housing Act, the resegregation of American schools and policing in America. Her extensive reporting in both print and radio on the ways segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy has earned the National Magazine Award, a Peabody and a Polk Award.

Megan Davis

Megan Davis

Professor Megan Davis is Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous UNSW and a Professor of Law, UNSW Law. Professor Davis was elected by the UN Human Rights Council to UNEMRIP in 2017. Professor Davis currently serves as a United Nations expert with the UN Human Rights Council's Expert Mechanism on the rights of Indigenous peoples based in UN Geneva. Megan is an Acting Commissioner of the NSW Land and Environment Court. Professor Davis is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences. She is a member of the NSW Sentencing Council and an Australian Rugby League Commissioner. Professor Davis was Director of the Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW Law from 2006-2016.

Professor Davis is formerly Chair and expert member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2011-2016). As UNPFII expert she was the focal point for UN Women and UN AIDS. During this period of UN service, Megan was the Rapporteur of the UN EGM on an Optional Protocol to the UNDRIP in 2015, the Rapporteur of the UN EGM on Combating violence against Indigenous women and girls in 2011 and the UN Rapporteur for the International EGM on Indigenous Youth in 2012. Megan has extensive experience as an international lawyer at the UN and participated in the drafting of the UNDRIP from 1999-2004 and is a former UN Fellow of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

Damien Cave

Damien Cave

Damien Cave is The New York Times Australia bureau chief. He has spent most of his career as a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than a dozen countries​, but before moving to Sydney he was the Deputy National Editor for Digital, responsible for driving innovation and helping to oversee a multi-disciplinary team covering race in American life. He is a co-author of "​Unseen: Unpublished Black History from The New York Times Photo Archives.