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Keynote Speaker Announced for IFS Conference

Esteemed journalist, author and filmmaker, Stan Grant will be joining us as the keynote speaker at the IFS Conference in September.


Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi and Dharawal man. These are among the more

than 200 First Nations of Australia. He has written five books dealing with the

history and politics of indigenous people in Australia; all have been critically

acclaimed best sellers and published internationally.


He wrote the documentary 'The Australian Dream' dealing with racism in Australian

sport. The film won the 2019 Australian Academy Award for best feature

documentary. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He was the first

indigenous person to present a prime time news program on Australian commercial

network television. He spent more than a decade as senior international

correspondent for CNN.


He has won the prestigious US Peabody and Du Pont journalism awards. He is a four-

time winner of the Asia TV Awards and three-time winner of Australia's highest journalism award, 'The Walkleys'. He is now Principal Presenter with Al Jazeera English.


Stan is Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University and he has just joined ABC

News as an international affairs analyst with a special focus on China and will provide

stories and analysis for various ABC television and radio programs including 7.30,

Four Corners and The World, as well as ABC Online.


Find out more about the Conference here

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