The Role of Education in the Road to Reconciliation will be discussed by a panel of experts at the University of New South Wales next week (Monday, November 9).

The event is free to the public. Panellists are:

Professor Pat Dodson, founding Director of the UNSW Indigenous Policy and Dialogue Research Unit, and the 2008 recipient of the Sydney International Peace Prize.

Dodson is the Chairman of the Lingiari Foundation of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, an Indigenous non-government advocacy and research foundation, and is significantly involved in matters relating to the preservation and enhancement of Indigenous rights and culture.

Dr Kelvin Kong is the first Aboriginal Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, specialising in Head and Neck Surgery. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the UNSW in 1999.

Kong has always championed for the improvement of health and education, particularly pertaining to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

Megan Davis is Director, Indigenous Law Centre and Senior Lecturer, UNSW Faculty of Law and the Australian member of the International Law Association's Indigenous Rights Committee. Megan has held a United Nations Indigenous Fellowship in Geneva and has participated for a decade in UN expert seminars and working groups as an Indigenous lawyer.

Davis researches and publishes on Indigenous peoples' issues including constitutional reform and democratic governance.

The lecture is part of the UNSW Alumni Brain Food Series, presented by the UNSW Foundation.

What: Free public lecture - The Role of Education in the Road to ReconciliationWhen: 6.30pm, Monday 9 November 2009Where: Central Lecture Block 1, UNSW Kensington campusRSVP and enquiries:, (02) 9385 3279

Media contact: Fran Strachan, UNSW Media Office | 02 9385 8732 | 04294 16070