Tag: foreign policy

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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: 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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    Flinders Investigator Lecture: Democracy’s new challenge

    When: Sunday 23 October at 6PM

    Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

    Speakers: Phillip Adams, Prof Barry Jones, Jeffrey Bleich

    Runaway technology and walk-away government.
    Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, with the great opportunities and challenges this entails. However, democracies, designed for predictable and deliberate change, are overwhelmed by this digital disruption, producing a public backlash in elections around the world. Reframing public debate around technology and government is critical to restoring healthy democracies, and developing nimble and effective modern government.


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