Lunch with Dr. Kirsty Sword Gusmão (AO)

Timor-Leste: Learning and Identity in a New Nation

Lunch with Dr. Kirsty Sword Gusmão (AO)
30th May 2016

Goodwill Ambassador for Education of Timor-Leste and Chair of the Alola Foundation, Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmão AO, will share some insights into the challenges of rebuilding an education system from the ashes of destruction and in a linguistically diverse society.

"I feel tremendously privileged to have had a bird's eye view of the birth of a nation and to have played a small part in its reconstruction."

"Languages and the role they play in defining the identity of individuals and of countries fascinates me. I am looking forward to sharing my insights and experiences of language and nation-building in Timor-Leste with the members of the Melbourne Forum."

- Dr. Kirsty Sword Gusmão (AO)


Venue: Collins Quarter

86 Collins Street, Melbourne

30th May 2016, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Tickets: $77.00

Ticket Price includes GST

Bookings Close: 26th May 2016