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Filed under Education, Event & Venue, News ~ by Press on  28 Mar 2019

Nobel Peace Prize winner to inspire Ma & Morley scholars.

The University’s Ma & Morley scholars will hear from the winner of a Nobel Prize for Peace at an exclusive event in Newcastle on Friday.

Australian Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Gem Remuld, will share insights on the organisation’s goal towards world peace and touch on her experience as a young woman in a leadership role.

ICAN, a coalition of non-governmental organisations promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty, was the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Peace

Speaking on the India-Pakistan conflict and addressing themes of peace, military, aggression and power, Dr Navtej K Purewal from the University of London will also present to the students.

The work of each of the presenters aligns directly with the Ma & Morley program values of peace, demilitarisation, and cultural respect, aiming to inspire students to build their capacity to be globally aware and socially conscious leaders

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program was born to honour the life changing and enduring friendship between the successful Chinese entrepreneur, Jack Ma, and respected Novocastrian, Ken Morley.

The scholars receive financial assistance, global immersion experiences, participate in a leadership and enrichment program, and build life-long friendships.

Report reveals the state of creativity and cultural production in the Hunter

Award winning comedian, screenwriter and actor, John Doyle, will speak to Hunter’s creative industries at a presentation on Thursday where the findings of a four year research project, Creativity and Cultural Production in the Hunter, will be shared.

University of Newcastle’s Associate Professor Phillip McIntyre, who led the research on the Australian Research Council funded report, said he predicts the industry will be very surprised by the insights into the regions creative systems and outputs

“There are a wide set of people and organisations who contribute economically, socially and culturally to what is an exciting and diverse creative industries ecosystem in this region. John Doyle’s story is just the tip of the iceberg,” Associate Professor McIntyre said.

Run in conjunction with researchers from the FASTLab Research Centre at the University of Newcastle and the business improvement association, Newcastle Now, the project reveals how important the creative industries are to the Hunter region.

Starting his career in the Hunter, John Doyle is now an accomplished actor and writer for stage and screen, earning him numerous Australian Writers Guild (AWGIE) and Logie awards.

Complete details of the report are available here: https://soci.newcastle.edu.au/hci/final-report/



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