In conversation with Elaine Pearson

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In Conversation with Elaine Pearson

5.30pm - 6.00pm: Registration

6.00pm - 7.00pm: In conversation with Elaine Pearson and Associate Professor Anna Copeland

Free parking is available in Carpark 3, please follow directional signage to the theatre.

A paid bar will be available on the night (cash and card)

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In her new book, Chasing Wrongs and Rights, Murdoch University Alumnus, Elaine Pearson shares her experiences defending human rights – from human trafficking in Nepal to the ‘drug war’ in the Philippines to treatment of detainees in Papua New Guinea and in Australia – offering an extremely involving personal account of how far we’ve come, and how far we’ve got to go.

Come and join us for a unique opportunity to see Elaine in conversation with Murdoch Law School’s SCALES Director Associate Professor Anna Copeland as they discuss human rights and Elaine’s new book, Chasing Wrongs and Rights. The book details global human rights issues and her personal odyssey fighting for those rights and urging governments to uphold and protect individual freedoms and treaties.

About Elaine Pearson

Elaine Pearson is the Asia Director at Human Rights Watch. She established Human Rights Watch's Australia office in 2013 and works to influence Australian foreign and domestic policies in order to give them a human rights dimension. Pearson writes frequently for a range of publications and her articles have appeared in the Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Foreign Policy and the Washington Post. From 2007 to 2012 she was the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Asia Division based in New York. She is an adjunct lecturer in law at the University of New South Wales, on the advisory committee of UNSW's Australian Human Rights Institute and on the board of the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women.

This event is in association with New Edition Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase on the evening. Event book signings will be available after the event.



  • Registration is required for this event.
  • Accessible parking spaces  are available around campus should you require them.
  • To help keep everyone safe, please ensure that you are familiar with, and follow, the advice from  WA Health regarding COVID-19. If you do not feel well, please refrain from attending this event.



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Kim E. Beazley Lecture Theatre
90 South Street
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Murdoch WA 6150

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