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Peter Conway Memorial Lecture

Peter Conway Memorial Lecture 2022: Behrouz Boochani, Journalist and Human Rights Campaigner

UnionAID is pleased to announce that Behrouz Boochani will give the sixth annual Peter Conway Memorail Lecture in Wellington on the 4th of July 2022. 

Behrouz Boochani is a Kurdish-Iranian writer, journalist, scholar, filmmaker and human rights campaigner. His bestselling and multi-award winning book, No Friend But The Mountains has been published in over twenty countries around the world and has been optioned for a feature film.

Behrouz was a political prisoner incarcerated by the Australian government in Papua New Guinea for almost seven years before escaping to New Zealand in November 2019.

The annual memorial lecture is held by UnionAID in honour of Peter Conway; trade union leader, economist, internationalist and founding trustee of UnionAID who sadly died in 2015.  Peter dedicated his life to advocating for working people in New Zealand and developing countries, particularly in the Pacific. These annual lectures keep that mission alive.

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