Advisory Board

The ACJC is governed by Monash University regulations and an Advisory Board composed of university and external members. We value the academic independence of our Centre and its staff in accordance with our mission and the ethical practices of Monash University.

The ACJC Advisory Board meets on a quarterly basis and is composed of a balance of university and external members. Its role is to provide strategic advice and to ensure that the Centre is fulfilling its mission statement and fiduciary duties. Each year the ACJC Director prepares a Strategic Report and an Annual Report which is reviewed by the Advisory Board.

Robyne Schwarz AM Chair of Advisory Board 
Professor Rae Frances Dean, Faculty of Arts
Professor David Copolov Pro Vice-Chancellor, Office of the Vice-Chancellor & President
Damien Farrell Executive Director, External Relations, Development and Alumni
A/Professor Mark Baker Director, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation
Professor Alistair Thomson Head, School of Philosophy, History and International Studies
Professor Ilana Snyder Faculty of Education
Bernard Marin AM Accountant, Board Member Melbourne Writers Festival, Koori Heritage Trust
Monica Kempler Lawyer
Dr Helen Light AM Former CEO, Jewish Museum of Australia
Gary Samowitz CEO Jewish Aid Australia
Romy Grace Lawyer


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  • Thank you to our supporters

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  • Gifts & Bequests

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  • Visiting Scholars

    Each year the ACJC invites Visiting Scholars to contribute to the teaching, research and public…

  • Contact Us

    The ACJC is located at the Caulfield campus 8th floor, Building H, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East. If…

  • Our Centre

    The ACJC is an interdisciplinary centre that sits within the School of Philosophical, Historical and…

  • Past events

    The ACJC offers a diverse public program of lectures, seminars and symposia. Past events at…