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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 Annual Hawke Lecture

    2014 Annual Hawke Lecture

    From the Great War to the Asian Century: 
    What we can learn from 1914 about our place in the world

    To be delivered by Professor Hugh White,  Strategic Studies, Australian National University
    Tuesday 5 August, 6pm
    Adelaide Town Hall

  • 2014 SA Refugee Week exhibition

    SA Refugee Week exhibition

    Last days of the SA Refugee Week Youth Poster Awards exhibition and opportunity to visit the Aquilizan ‘art station’.

    Open until 23 July. 

    July exhibition
  • UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture

    Street art

    Making partners of enemies: the Irish peace-process. Mary McAleese in conversation with Annabel Crabb.

    3 September, 6pm, Adelaide Town Hall.


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