St James’ Curtin and South Woden Uniting congregations are hosting a forum on multicuturalism and its place in Australia, Tuesday 19 April, at 7.45 pm, at St James’, Curtin, Canberra (Entry and parking off Gillies Street). Speaker for the forum is Dr James Jupp, Director of the Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies in the Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute at the Australian National University. There will be time for discussion over refreshments after Jupp’s presentation. Contact Evan Mann Tel: 02 6285 1397 (After 6.00 p.m.) Admission is free.
Dr Jupp has published widely on immigration and multicultural affairs and has acted as a consultant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Immigration and other public agencies. His publications include Arrivals and Departures (1966), Ethnic Politics in Australia (1984), The Challenge of Diversity (1989), lmmigration (1991), Nations of Immigrants (1992), The Politics of Australian Immigration (1993), Exile or Refuge? (1994) and Understanding Australian Multiculturalism (1996). The second edition of Immigration was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. His study of recent immigration policy, From White Australia to Woomera was published in 2002 and his The English in Australia in 2004, both by Cambridge University Press. On Australia Day 2004 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for “service to the development of public policy in relation to immigration and multiculturalism, to education, and to the recording of Australian history”.