Tag: ethics

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    Ageing well

    When: Sunday 23 October at 2:30PM

    Where: Elder Hall

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Cornell, Gabrielle Kelly

    What do we really want?
    Most of us will get old; we may well become frail and socially isolated. But many will live long productive lives. So what do we want as we age? Lifestyle? Health? Community? Income? Who decides? Who should decide?

    Presented by: STATEWIDE SUPER

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    Catalysing collective intelligence

    When: Sunday 23 October at 2:30PM

    Where: Hetzel Theatre

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Cornell, Gabrielle Kelly, Mark Beam

    How we can catalyse the collective intelligence required to address the unprecedented global challenges before us? The Buckminster Fuller Institute accelerates the development of solutions by encouraging participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on whole systems thinking, Nature’s fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.

    Presented by: THE ASSISTANCE OF OPEN STATE

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    What a magician taught me about politics – The AFoI Opening Oration and dedication

    When: Friday 21 October at 7.30PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Cornell, Gabrielle Kelly, Mark Beam, Phillip Adams, Prof Barry Jones

    How political debate, from the local to the global, is confused and controlled by conjuring.
    This event will be one of the few opportunities Phillip has to speak his mind at a point in his career when he has given platforms to so many people’s ideas, beliefs and ideals. The 2016 AFoI dedication to Phillip will be delivered by Barry Jones.

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    Humanity is a verb

    When: Saturday 22 October at 5:15PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Cornell, Gabrielle Kelly, Mark Beam, Phillip Adams, Prof Barry Jones, Prof Raimond Gaita

    Our humanity is not given to us once and for all, as species membership is, but something to which each of us is called upon to rise, unendingly, even if we lived a thousand years. That’s not a statement of fact: it’s an affirmation. Raimond Gaita explores its moral and political implications.

    Presented by: FLINDERS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES (FIRTH)

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    Erin Brockovich

    When: Saturday 22 October at 2.30PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Cornell, Gabrielle Kelly, Mark Beam, Phillip Adams, Prof Barry Jones, Prof Raimond Gaita, Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams

    Erin Brockovich gained international recognition for her courageous efforts to expose the contamination of community drinking water by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Her successful campaign won the largest financial settlement ever paid out in a direct action lawsuit in US history. Erin will be joined in conversation by cultural commentator and 2016 AFoI dedicatee, Phillip Adams.

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    Joan of Arc

    When: Sunday 23 October at 11:15AM

    Where: Hetzel Theatre

    Speakers: Dr Victoria Cornell, Gabrielle Kelly, Mark Beam, Phillip Adams, Prof Barry Jones, Prof Raimond Gaita, Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams, Dr Ali Alizadeh

    Or how to be a revolutionary.
    Is the contemporary individual too caught up in the anxieties of identity to become a genuine agent of change and transformation? In a world smothered by individual interests and dominant ideology masquerading as ‘ethical’ and ‘communal’, the extraordinary Joan of Arc, a true radical, can teach us how to become revolutionaries.

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