ANU MEDIA ALERT: Professor Mick Dodson AM to deliver farewell lecture at ANU

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — One of Australia’s leading Indigenous rights advocates Professor Mick Dodson AM will deliver a farewell lecture at The Australian National University (ANU) on Thursday before he stands down as Director of the ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS).

Professor Dodson has been a tireless campaigner on Indigenous issues from land rights to reconciliation.

He was Counsel assisting the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and conducted hearings in the Bringing them Home report – the National Inquiry into the Stolen Generation. He was Australia’s first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and he was Australian of the Year in 2009.

Professor Dodson started at the ANU as a professor in the ANU College of Law, but has led the NCIS since it was formed 16 years ago.

In his lecture Professor Dodson will discuss his journey at ANU, the story behind the NCIS, its current status and his hopes for Indigenous Studies at ANU.

Media are invited to attend Professor Dodson’s lecture on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 5.30pm at the ANU Australian Centre on China in the World.


WHO: Professor Mick Dodson AM, Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and staff from the ANU National Centre for Indigenous Studies.

WHAT: The Final Lecture – Professor Mick Dodson

WHERE: Auditorium, ANU China in the World Building. 188 Fellows Lane, Acton.

WHEN: 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 22 March 2018

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