Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

Mr. Jeremy Jones, AM, from Australia visited our center

Date: 
Wednesday, 22 February, 2012

On 6 February 2012, Mr. Jeremy Jones, Member of the Order of Australia, AM, an outstanding figure in the fight against antisemitism and discrimination, visited the Kantor Center.

Mr Jones is an advocate who has dedicated his life to promoting freedom from racial discrimination, persecution, harassment and freedom of religion. Over his 30 year career Mr Jones has tirelessly undertaken voluntary work within Indigenous, Jewish and Muslim communities as well as other minority groups. His commitment to human rights has seen him travel the world to speak publicly and to meet and work with others opposing racism. He has been the Co-Chair of the Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims and Jews since 2004, was the Australian delegate to the World Jewish Congress in 2006 and President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry from 2001-2004.

In 2004, he was awarded the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Medal for his contribution to multiculturalism. In 2005, he was made a member of the Order of Australia. In 2006, he was made an Honorary Life Member of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.

We feel honoured by our distinguished guest. Thank you for your visit, Jeremy!