Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture - The Changing Face of Humanitarianism

Free Public Lecture

G08 Theatre, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

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The changing face of humanitarianism: are non-profits and governments working towards the same aims?

This event will explore the role of governments and civil society organisations in upholding and advocating for human rights around the world. With nations and non-profits both grappling with huge global issues, such as the growing refugee crisis and ever-challenging humanitarian work in developing countries, how can all players in the space work better together? CEO of Save the Children International and former Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt is joined in conversation with Erika Feller to discuss this dynamic.

This event is hosted in partnership with Save the Children and Melbourne School of Government.

Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture
In 1958, Ethel Thorpe Southey, better known as Nancy Southey, made a gift to the University of Melbourne to endow a law lectureship in memory of her husband Allen Hope Southey, who had graduated as a Master of Laws in the University in 1917 and died in 1929 at the age of 35.

Thirty years later, the Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture again enjoyed the support of the Southey family as they made further donations to build on Nancy Southey’s initiative. Forty years later, Mr and Mrs Southey’s son, Sir Robert Southey, made a generous gift in his will to the lectureship fund his mother had established. And in 2008, 50 years later, the five sons of Sir Robert Southey continued the family’s support of the Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture at Melbourne Law School.

Presenters

  • Ms Erika Feller
    Ms Erika Feller, Vice-Chancellor Fellow at Melbourne School of Government and former UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner
  • Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt
    Ms Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International, former Prime Minister of Denmark