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The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Strengthening our democracy. Valuing our diversity. Building our future.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, known as the Hawke Centre, is a community-focused centre devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies. We engage with local and international communities through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, alliances and research projects.

Nelson Mandela

"I commend the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre for its efforts in strengthening democracy, valuing cultural diversity and building the future through its public program, research institute and library. Such values are necessary if we are to create sustainable societies and a peaceful world."

The late Nelson Mandela, International Patron (2001-2013)   

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  • 2014 Nelson Mandela Lecture

    2014 Nelson Mandela Lecture

    Making Partners of Enemies: the Irish peace process

    To be delivered by former Irish President Mary McAleese, in conversation with political journalist and commentator Annabel Crabb.

    3 September, 6pm
    Adelaide Town Hall

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  • Welcome to the 21st Century


    InConversation with Frank Furedi.
    9 October, 6pm, Bradley Forum

  • OzAsia Festival Keynote

    OzAsia Festival Keynote

    The Biography of a Coin.  18 September, 6pm, Adelaide Festival Centre.


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