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Water Wars: the geopolitics of water

This panel session was recorded for broadcast on ABC Radio National Late Night Live.

Flinders Investigator Lecture: Democracy’s new challenge

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...

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

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...

Communications collections and cultures

Cultural institutions such as museums and galleries are both repositories and exhibitors of our cultural heritage. They are also hotbeds of active research and immensely popular attractions. But how should they operate in a future with changing cultural and economic values? How will our institutions be valued by the...

Who’s leading our energy transition?

Around the world, a community energy revolution is underway. Citizens are having varied success in provoking change within the energy regimes of their countries. Energy companies, governments and regulators are operating under one paradigm while citizens demand another. South Australia is at a critical point in its transition to...

The Graeme Hugo Memorial Lecture: The future of humanity does not look good

We have reached a stage in history where we have the capacity to fracture the liveability of this planet, at least for us humans. Increasing global mobility is breaking up communities and places. Intensifying globalization is rendering economics and politics more tumultuous. And climate change will cause increasing chaos....

As everything changes

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.

20th Don Dunstan Oration: The Courage Party?

Climbing out of the political abyss. Australia is in a political abyss. How do we climb out of it? Do we need a ‘Courage Party’ to address major long term issues, such as refugees, climate change and taxation? Download a PDF of this oration

Australia: beyond now

A national invitation to co-imagine alternative futures. This initiative will ignite a conversation about our future. A collaboration between the University of South Australia and the Tingari-Silverton Foundation, it will invite Australians to explore and co-imagine the best possible future. It will ask the question: as a continent, a...

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