Tag: pollution

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    Erin Brockovich

    When: Saturday 22 October at 2.30PM

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: 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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    As everything changes

    When: Sunday 23 October at 10am

    Where: Bonython Hall

    Speakers: Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams, Nick Drake, Prof Raimond Gaita

    Who are we and what really matters?
    Join a moral philosopher and a poet in conversation as they discuss their journeys out of familiar worlds and into wild landscapes and environments that hold up a confronting mirror to ourselves, to our humanity, our ethics and therefore to our politics.

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

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    Flinders Investigator Lecture: Democracy’s new challenge

    When: Sunday 23 October at 6PM

    Where: Adelaide Convention Centre

    Speakers: Erin Brockovich, Phillip Adams, Nick Drake, Prof Raimond Gaita, 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.

    Presented by: FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

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