The Trust established the Annual Peace Trust Lecture in 1991. Special guest lecturers speak on peace-related themes.
The lectures have been published and are available for sale from The Hobart Bookshop, Fullers Bookshop, or by contacting Peace Trust members.
Copies can also be read at the Tasmanian Library in Murray Street.
The lectures are usually held in the Spring of each year; look out for news of them in the media.
Past Annual Peace Trust Lectures
“The place of gratitude in the search for deeper peace”
“From Uluru to Nauru: The Peace that Still Eludes Australia”
|“Fear & Anger, Emotional Disruptors of Intercultural Connectivness”|
|“Spirit Country: The Aboriginal Gift as Non-Violent Resistance”|
|2014||Joseph A. Camilleri|
|“Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future”|
|2013||Dr Bob Brown|
|“Will Anyone Step off the Pavement?”|
|“Refugee resettlement in Tasmania”
Peace Trust Lecture 2012 Flyer
|2011||Rob Green, Retired Commander, Royal Navy|
|“From Swords to Ploughshares – Breaking Free from Nuclear Deterence”|
|2010||Dr. Abdullah Saeed|
|“Foundations of Peace in the Quar’an”|
|“The Struggle for Freedom in West Papua: Non-Violent Resistance and Resilience”|
|“Does Australia need a Bill of Rights?“
Peace Trust Lecture 2008 Flyer
|“Reconciliation – Truth, Justice and Healing“|
|An informal talk on Tibetan Refugees|
|“Drawing forth our Humanity: Putting Justice, Truth and Compassion back on Australia’s Agenda.“|
| “The Emu’s Bum
(or) “The Situation is Hopeless: We must Take the Next Step“”
|“Dancing in Chaos – Working for Peace within Conflict”|
|2002||Dr. Stuart Rees|
|“Recovering Humanity: the Means of Peace with Justice“|
Lecturer in Law University of Dundee, and is still involved in community and equity issues.
Lecturer in Law at the University of Melbourne, and is still involved in human rights issues.
Completed a Doctorate in Law and is practising criminal law in Hobart. Is still involved in human rights issues
|“Pathways to Peace”|
|“Diversity: A Clash or an Opportunity?“|
Human Rights Coordinator for the Australian Council for Overseas Aid
Publisher of Inside Indonesia magazine.
Changing Relationships: East Timor, Australia and Indonesia
|1998||Sr Patricia Pak Poy
Sisters of Mercy nun and educator.
International campaign to ban landmines
|“Building our Capacity for Peace”|
Writer, lecturer and TV personality.
Peace and conflict in a rural community.
|“”Uneasy Eden:” Peace and Conflict in a Rural Community”|
Writer and psychologist.
Raising children peacefully.
|“Steve Bidullph Talks……“|
Lawyer and Aboriginal rights campaigner.
Building understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
|“TOLERATING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PEOPLE IN THE YEAR OF TOLERANCE“|
Founder of the conflict resolution network.
Building conflict-resolving communities.
|“Building Conflict-Resolving Community”|
Poet and librettist.
How poets have seen issues of conflict, war and peace.
|“Freely They Stood Who Stood, and Fell Who Fell”|
Writer and farmer.
Concern for people and the making of a better world.
|“Gods & Neighbours”|
|1991||Dr Keith Suter
International lawyer and peace researcher.
Looking at unemployment as though people matter.
|1991 – Employment As Though People Mattered|