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Western Sydney Open Fora with special guest speaker Dr Janusz Onyszkiewicz
23 March 2017 @ 05:30 - 17:30
International Security and Power Relations Today – Emerging Threats
WESTERN SYDNEY OPEN FORA
with Special Guest Speaker Dr Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Chairman, International Centre for Democratic Transition (Budapest)
23 March 2017, 5:30pm for 6pm start,
Parramatta South Campus, Female Orphan School, Building EZ
Register your attendance at westernsydney.edu.au/equity_diversity/rsvp or phone +61 2 9678 7374
This is a free event and open to the general public.
For information on getting to Parramatta campus please visit westernsydney.edu.au/parramatta
Dr Janusz Onyszkiewicz (foto. PAP/Grzegorz Jakubowski) is an influential expert in international security. He is a former Vice-President of the European Parliament and Vice President of its Foreign Relations Committee. He was Defence Minister of the Republic of Poland in two separate post -1989 governments. Currently, he is an Executive Board member of the UK-based European Leadership Network and the Chairman of the International Center for Democratic Transition (Budapest).
He has been monitoring elections in Ukraine, Egypt and Georgia on behalf of the US –based National Democratic Institute. J. Onyszkiewicz is a distinguished human rights activist. In the historic year of 1989, he was the spokesperson for the Solidarity delegation to the Round Table negotiations that paved the way to the demise of communism in Poland and Central Europe. He is a recipient of numerous international awards and honours including the Legion d’Honour (France).
International Security and Power Relations Today – Emerging Threats Russia is emerging as the new destabilising force on the international scene. It has increasingly shown disdain for fundamental standards and norms in international relations as exemplified by its policy towards Georgia and Ukraine. It has developed a new military doctrine which drastically lowers the threshold for use of nuclear weapons. What is the role of Russia-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organisation and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation? Are we going to see another “Yalta type” agreements between great powers dividing the world into separate spheres of influence?
Dr Onyszkiewicz’s visit is sponsored by AIPA