Weekly Meeting - Speaker Dr Colin Rubenstein AM


From: Thursday September 7, 2017, 6:30 pm

To: Thursday September 7, 2017, 8:00 pm

Dr Colin Rubenstein AM was a senior lecturer in politics specialising in Middle
East and Public Policy areas at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia from
1975 – 1998.
Since January 1999 he has been the full-time Executive Director of the
Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) where he has been
Editorial Chairman since 1982. AIJAC is the Australian Jewish community’s
leading public affairs organisation, which publishes the Australia/Israel Review
and contributes to informed discussion about the Middle East and implications
for Australia and Asia.
From 1997 - 1999 he was a member of the Federal Government’s National
Multicultural Advisory Council and from July 2000 until June 2006 a member
of the Federal Government’s Council for Multicultural Australia. He was a
member of the Board of the National Library from 2001 - 2006.
In 2003 he was awarded a Centenary Medal and in 2006 he was appointed a
member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to the
community through executive roles with a range of Jewish organizations, to
the advancement and promotion of multiculturalism and to the academic
discipline of political science.
He has an M.A. from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D from Columbia
University, New York, USA in 1973.
He has lectured internationally on global affairs, and is a frequent
commentator in the Australian media.
He is married to Jan. They have a son, Paul, who is married to Amber and
they have 4 children.


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