Waleed Aly to deliver Curtin University Human Rights Lecture

Writer, academic and broadcaster, Waleed Aly will deliver the annual Annual Human Rights Lecture at Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education.

Last year the inaugural speech was delivered by Professor Gillian Triggs of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

While best known for his Gold Logie winning role on Chanel Ten’s nightly news program The Project, Waleed has had a distinguished career in the media across a variety of platforms.

In 2016 Waleed won the Gold Logie Award for the Most Popular Australian TV Personality, Silver Logie Award for Best Presenter and delivered the 2016 Andrew Olle Media Lecture. Waleed picked up another Silver Logie for Best Presenter in 2017.

On radio and television, he has interviewed everyone from Julia Gillard to The Bangles. He has tackled comedy as both a writer and presenter for SBS’s Salam Cafe along with hard-hitting news as a host of ABC radio’s Mornings program in Melbourne.

He has presented sporting analysis on ABC News 24’s The Drum, and political analysis on Q&A and BBC World. Through this as well as regular appearances on Meet The Press, The 7.30 Report, Enough Rope with Andrew Denton and Offsiders, Waleed has become widely recognised and trusted by audiences across Australia.

His social and political commentary has produced an award-winning book and multiple literary short-listings.

Waleed’s writing regularly appears in newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, The Monthly, The Australian, The Sunday Times of India, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

He is the author of What’s Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia (Quarterly Essay 37). His debut book, People Like Us: How arrogance is dividing Islam and the West (Picador, 2007), was shortlisted for several awards including the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.

In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Walkley Award for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion and Critique.

Waleed is a lecturer in politics at Monash University, working in their Global Terrorism Research Centre.

The Annual Human Rights Lecture at Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education is on Saturday 19th August from 3:45pm to 6:00pm.  Register for the event via their website

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