Contemplative Studies Centre at the University of Melbourne
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The Dungala Kaiela Oration is co-hosted annually by the Kaiela Institute and the University of Melbourne. This major event challenges and inspires the creation of a shared cultural identity and the building of an inclusive vision of nationhood and prosperity of the Yorta Yorta and other First Nations peoples.
The Oration talks to the power of opportunity and collaboration. It shines a light on the ‘Nanyak’, the invincible spirit of the Yorta Yorta and other First Nations peoples in promoting a path for prosperity and productivity within an inclusive respectful society.
The power of sport reaches into the hearts and minds of First Nations and other peoples in Australian society.
Josephine Sukkar’s oration will talk to the undeniable power within the infrastructure of sport in Australia to harness and channel the passion of the Australian people. She will highlight the willingness and ability within sporting infrastructure to tackle the insidious issue of institutional racism and to be a critical cornerstone in creating a healthy, vibrant nation we can all proud to be contribute to. And one in which we can all be winners.
It’s important that now, more than ever, is a time to acknowledge that systemic institutional racism exists and that a national strategic approach is required within peak sporting codes to adopt unifying standards across all forms and codes to commit to tackling imbedded cultural ignorance and the acts of racist behaviour that occur as a result.
The Yorta Yorta people will take a leading position in working with the people of the Goulburn Murray region and Australians all over the country, to achieve the goal of eradicating institutional racism and building a better, faster, stronger, fitter society.
The 13th annual Dungala Kaiela Oration will begin this important conversation.
The Kaiela Institute was established in 2011 to promote a collaborative vision and aspiration for a positive future for the Aboriginal community in the Goulburn Valley. The Institute provides a place and a process to encourage and support local Aboriginal leaders and institutions to take a strategic approach to building this positive future for the whole community. Working in partnership with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations across four key areas – aspiration, enablement, responsibility and opportunity – the Kaiela Institute delivers on education, employment, health, social inclusion, cultural expression and cultural affirmation to create an environment that will promote collaborative visioning and aspiration for a positive future for our community.
In his recent book, We, the Robots?: Regulating Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of the Law, Professor Simon Chesterman discusses the challenges of regulating new technology, acknowledging that they pose both significant risks but also great benefits. The book highlights the need for new institutions and rules to regulate AI with diverse examples from around the world, in particular considering developments around Asia.
Professor Chesterman, Dean of Law, National University of Singapore and Senior Director for AI Governance at AI Singapore, will discuss areas from driverless cars and governance by algorithm, to the impact of AI on the legal profession and the possibility that AI might play a role in regulating itself.
12.30pm - Artwork titled ‘The Dangerous Power of Speculation’ by Lucy West
1pm - Professor Jeannie Paterson, Co-Director, CAIDE, to host a discussion with Professor Simon Chesterman
This public lecture is hosted by the Centre for AI and Digital Ethics as part of the Ninian Stephen Law Program: New Legal Thinking for Emerging Technologies? project which was launched in May 2021.
‘The Dangerous Power of Speculation’ digital exhibition by Lucy West invites you to design your future by responding to ethical dilemmas and speculative scenarios, framed as a series of impossible questions and visuals across 4 screens. Each response you make builds upon the last, strengthening or weakening the ethical direction of that future scenario through each choice.
The visuals are designed to prime your choices and challenge your ethical norms through the burden of dilemmas.
The consequences of choice making are exaggerated with the intent to supercharge the discovery of your own set of ethical values.