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Prof. Williams Delivers Keynote Address to 2013 Annual National Native Title Conference in Australia

On June 3, 2013, Prof. Williams delivered the keynote address to the 2013 Annual National Native Title Conference in Alice Springs, Northern Territories, Australia. The annual conference was sponsored this year by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Central Land Council (CLC) on the traditional lands of the Central Arrernte people, the native title holders of the Alice Springs area. This year's Conference was attended by over 600 invitees and guests, including native title holders and claimants, traditional owners, native title representative bodies and service agencies, representatives from Australia's Federal Court, National Native Title Tribunal, and Commonwealth and State government agencies, and academics, consultants and industry representatives.

The title of Professor Williams’s keynote address was “What the Hell Happened to Mabo? Comparative and International Human Rights Law Perspective on Native Title in Australia.” Professor Williams visited Australia from May 14 - June 6, 2013, giving lectures on his new book, Savage Anxieties:  The Invention of Western Civilization and workshops at Melbourne University Law School, Victoria University Law School, and Queensland University of Technology Law School.