ACT Calendar 2017 ­ Australian Capital Territory ­ ISAA

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Australian Capital Territory


ACT Calendar 2017

 Independent Scholars Association of Australia, ACT Chapter

                          ACT CHAPTER Program 2017
Evening meetings

Evening meetings, second Wednesday of the month, held in Training Room 3-4, 4th floor, National Library of Australia (turn right after leaving the lift). Meetings begin at 5:00 with wine and cheese followed by a talk from 5:30. Visitors are very welcome. 

8 February                   Shiro Armstrong – the Trans Pacific Partnership

8 March                       Auriol Weigold – International game: India's failed bid for membership of the Nuclear      Suppliers Group

12 April                        Johan Kamminga - Contract prehistoric archaeology and Aboriginal
                                    heritage

10 May                        John Hart - Assessing the Trump Presidency after 100 days

14 June                        David Stevens - Honest History book

12 July                         Patrick De Deckker - the Antarctic voyage of the Belgica (1898)

9 August                      Tony Kevin – Western policy on Putin and a resurgent Russia

13 September               John Moses - Luther and the Protestant Reformation

October                        No meeting as the annual national conference is held in
                                    Canberra.

8 November                 Anthea Roberts - International Law: how international is it?

  December                  Christmas Party – date/venue/time tba

ISAA Lunch Meetings 2017

There is an important change to arrangements for lunchtime meetings for 2017. This year we will hold them on the third Thursday each month from 12 noon to 1 pm at the High Court of Australia cafe unless otherwise indicated, after which we will go to the National Portrait Gallery for a chat over a meal or snack and a glass of wine.

This program is correct as of 10 February 2017

23 February       A tour of the Iconic Australian Houses exhibition at the
                           National Archives of Australia, Queen Victoria Terrace, on this
                           occasion at 12.45pm
. A guided tour commences at 1.00 noon.
                            Numbers are limited so please let Alan Roberts know ASAP if
                              you plan to attend.

16 March              John Moses on ‘Know Your Enemy’ (which country was responsible for the outbreak of the                                Great War?)

20 April                 Laura Dawes on a health/medical subject TBA

18 May                 Volunteer

22 June                 Cathy McGowan, an independent MHR (and an ISAA member,
                                    on life in politics.

20 July                   Volunteer

17 August               Liz Truswell on independent scientists working in Australia

21 September          ISAA National Conference

16 November          Jim Windeyer on Leonora Ritter's and his biography of William and Mary Windeyer

December                 Christmas Party – date/venue/time TBA