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‘Festival of Ideas’ at the University of Melbourne

Posted in Events by Virginia on April 8th, 2009

The University of Melbourne will be host to a ‘Festival of Ideas’ from 15-20 June this year, at which key thinkers from around the globe will consider some of the major issues facing the world in relation to “Climate Change and Cultural Change”.

The Festival has a live streaming video for more information available at: http://live.unimelb.edu.au/epresence/festival-ideas-2009-launch.

Directed by Australian art historian, critic and museum director Patrick McCaughey, the festival recognises that Australia is on the sharp end of climate change.

More than 50 outstanding thinkers will be involved in a program that comprises evening keynote lectures which lead on the next day to challenging panel discussions, debates, forums and seminars across the University camp. The festival will look for a range of responses to the impact of climate change on our community – societal, political, economic, medical, geographic and creative.

Joining some household names such as Peter Doherty, Ross Garnaut, David Karoly, Rob Moodie, Kate Grenville and Roger Short, a new generation of thinkers will share their views, including Waleed Aly, Sana Nakata, Lisa
Gorton, Sophie Cunningham, Randa Abdel-Fattah and Linh Do, Victorian VCE Young Achiever of the Year and Climate Change Advocate.

The wider community are warmly invited to participate in the Festival.

For more information, go to http://ideas.unimelb.edu.au/.

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