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Event – The Power of Ideas, 15 July

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on July 13th, 2008

Future Leaders and Melbourne Conversations invite you to join us at BMW Edge on 15 July at 6.00pm

THE POWER OF IDEAS – How ideas serve to assist in understanding, forming & renewing Australia

Speakers (alphabetical order)

PROFESSOR LARISSA BEHRENDT ­ Professor of Law & Director of Research at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
MR JULIAN BURNSIDE QC ­ President, Liberty Victoria & Barrister
DR RICHARD DENNIS ­ Executive Director, Australia Institute
MR RODNEY HALL OAM – Writer & Muscian
Moderator: MS RAMONA KOVAL ­ ABC Broadcaster, Journalist & Writer

DATE: Tuesday 15 July
Time: 6pm to 7.30pm: entry from 5.30pm
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Cnr. Flinders & Swanston Streets, Melbourne

Larissa Behrendt is Professor of Law and Director of Research at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning. She is a practicing lawyer, an award winning novelist, a Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre and the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chair of National Indigenous Television.

Julian Burnside QC is a commercial barrister and has acted pro bono in many human rights cases, in particular concerning the treatment of refugees. His books include From Nothing to Zero and a Watching Brief, a collection of essays about the justice system and human rights.

Richard Denniss, an economist, is Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He previously worked as Strategic Adviser to Senator Bob Brown and is now Associate Professor, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University. He was the co-author of Affluenza.

Rodney Hall OAM has twice won the Miles Franklin Award and The Day We Had Hitler Home was short listed. His other novels include Just Relations, Kisses of the Enemy and The Island in the Mind. His latest novel is Love Without Hope, which was short listed for the Miles Franklin Award.

Future Leaders in partnership with Melbourne Conversations is presenting this event. Melbourne Conversations is the City of Melbourne’s program of free talks.

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