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IofC President Visit to NZ and AUS

IofC President Visiting Australia and New Zealand


Prof Gerald Pillay will have a series of meetings and public events during 15-31 March 2023. 

New Zealand
17 March 2023, 4:30 AM UTC [in person]

Personal Encounter: The Missing Dimension of Peace-Making

At Victoria University of Wellington Prof Gerald Pillay will speak on: "Reflections on how societies in conflict change and how peace can be mediated. The place for truth and reconciliation."

This event is hosted by the Religious Studies Programme, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington in collaboration with Initiatives of Change New Zealand.

Venue: Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Campus, 2nd floor Hunter Building (HU220)

31 March 2023, 8:30 AM UTC [online via Zoom or in person] 

The Link Between Personal Integrity and Public Change - Getting Back To Basics

Join Prof Pillay at Armagh - the Australia-Pacific Centre for Initiatives of Change - for a presentation and a conversation with the audience.

This event is hosted by Initiatives of Change Australia.

Venue: Armagh, 226 Kooyong Rd, Toorak 3142

If you plan to attend, please register by clicking the button below: 

For further information contact:
Mia Nour - IofC Australia Communications
Phone: (03) 9822 1218
IofC Australia Website


Gerald Pillay

As President of Initiatives of Change International, Gerald Pillay calls upon citizens to 'become the vanguard of changemakers; to help with the healing of history and to be the honest brokers in addressing the predicament in which we find ourselves in an increasingly divided world.’

Gerald Pillay grew up in Durban, South Africa where he served in various senior leadership roles at the University of South Africa, the Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria and later at the University of Otago, in New Zealand.

His role as Vice Chancellor of Liverpool Hope University UK for 20 years (2003 - Dec 2022) earned him an OBE for his contribution to Higher Education in the UK.