In late 2005, I was appointed to Macquarie University’s Centre for Middle East and North African Studies. We organised the Robert Fisk lecture in early 2006, the largest event ever held on campus. We are currently planning a conference in early December, titled “The Journalist and Islam: competing agendas, political correctness and the war on terror.” A mix of local and international journalists, academics and business figures will debate the most pressing issues of the early 21st century.
I have just been appointed an Honorary Associate at Macquarie University’s Department of Politics and International Relations. I will participate in some academic activities (lectures, seminars and the like) as well as other university events.
I thank the university for the opportunity.