St Michael's on Collins, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
Lectures will include visual presentation, Q&A sessions and time for refreshments and informal conversation. Participants will be issued with reading materials and given access to diverse sources of information.
September 1 Life on Planet Earth
Sustaining hope in the midst of fragility and uncertainty
September 8 The World Economy: An ‘ocean liner without lifeboats’
Financial crises and the myths of the free market: the case for regulation
September 15 Islam, Islamism and Islamophobia
Religion and politics; terrorism and the ‘war on terror’
September 22 The Democratic Deficit
What it is and what to do about it
September 29 State of the Nation
How is Australia faring? A fresh look at its society, economy and politics
In the final lecture, to be held in St Michael’s Church, Professor Camilleri will turn the spotlight on Australia: the aspirations and anxieties of a new generation; the changing fabric of Australian society; and the prospects of adjusting to the realities of a world in ferment.
He will also engage in conversation on these and related issues two leading thinkers and practitioners:
Professor Marilyn Lake, University of Melbourne, noted historian, author of prize winning books, and Immediate Past President of the Australian Historical Association; and
Julian Burnside AO QC, leading Australian barrister, author, and outspoken human rights and refugee advocate.
Audience members will be invited to join in the conversation.
Please note there is limited seating for this series, book early to secure your tickets.
Cost: $15 per lecture or $50 for the whole series