2012 Sir James Plimsoll Lecture


Presented by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, His Excellency José Ramos-Horta

Start Date

8th Oct 2012 6:00pm

End Date

8th Oct 2012 7:30pm


Stanley Burbury Lecture Theatre, University Centre, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

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The 2012 Sir James Plimsoll Lecture will be delivered by

His Excellency José Ramos-Horta

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

"Reflections on the past 10 years in Timor-Leste and positioning the country for the future"

José Ramos-Horta has served as Foreign Minister, Prime Minister and, most recently, as President of Timor-Leste. He is co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize with fellow countryman Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo. The Committee considered Ramos-Horta “the leading international spokesman for East Timor’s cause since 1975”. He spent 25 years in exile, lobbying governments across the globe to support East Timor’s independence.

Sir James Plimsoll was one of Australia's most distinguished diplomats. He served as Secretary of the Department of External Affairs from 1965-1970, and as head of mission at many of Australia's key overseas posts. He later served as the highly popular and respected Governor of Tasmania from 1982 until his death on 8 May 1987.