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PEOPLE AND THE PLANET

Wednesday 3rd July / posted by Adam Trainer

What does the future of sustainability hold?

indeed, is the future sustainable?

leading thinkers from the academic, public and NGO sectors are in Melbourne this week at the 2013 People and the Planet Conference.

Its aimed at transforming the way we think about sustainability.

Former Middle East adviser to Hilary Clinton and Director of the Ali Vural Ak Centre for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University Professor Peter Mandaville is the closing keynote speaker.

his main focus is on global neoliberalism and the transformation of  'political Islam" - arguing that we're missing a more fundamental transformation among Muslim communities worldwide.

Given the ridiculous reaction to Muslim Federal Labor frontbencher Ed Husic taking the oath on the Koran, maybe Australia doesn't deserve to be part of the bigger multicultural world...

Peter Mandaville was with Daniel Cleary...

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