Join author Michael Komesaroff for what promises to be a fascinating—and free—discussion of his recent book Reds Under the Bed: ASIO and an Unusual Bunch of Suspects, published by Hybrid Publishers.
The book analyses why Jews in Australia and elsewhere were attracted to Communism during the last century, and in particular tells the story of seven members of Michael’s family who were pursued by overzealous ASIO agents.
In fact, ASIO maintained a vast library of files on a total of half a million citizens, most of whom were never a threat to Australia’s security. Through meticulous research, Michael has managed to sift through the multitude of records which were kept on his family, and has uncovered the false assumptions that motivated the security agency.
Michael Komesaroff is a freelance journalist and a frequent contributor to conferences and journals on Asia and its economic development. He has been Executive in Residence to the School of International Affairs at Pennsylvania State University and a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Asian Business at the University of South Australia. He now lives in Melbourne.
The length of this talk may vary according to circumstamces.