2019 Speaker: Tim Soutphommasane
Tim Soutphommasane is Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory) at the University of Sydney. He is a political theorist and human rights advocate. From 2013 to 2018 he was Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. His thinking on patriotism, multiculturalism and national identity has been influential in debates in Australia and Britain.
Tim is the author of five books: On Hate (2019), I’m Not Racist But …(2015), Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From (2012),The Virtuous Citizen (2012), and Reclaiming Patriotism (2009). He is also the coeditor (with Nick Dyrenfurth) of All That’s Left (2010).
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The Human Rights Awards is the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year we are proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms. Previous winners of the Human Rights Medal include Chrissie...