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Jonathan Haidt: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt’s book of 2012, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion, asks why people hold such wildly differing beliefs, and why the views of others can often seem so illogical. Haidt claims that the moral judgements upon which political and religious beliefs are largely based arise not from reason but from... [More]
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<p>Jonathan Haidt’s book of 2012, <em>The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion</em>, asks why people hold such wildly differing beliefs, and why the views of others can

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13 Dec

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2021: The Year in Review

2021 has been another eventful year – and 2022 will be equally eventful. This year's review will cover five big issues on five days: The Death of Democracy: Does democracy die from suicide rather than murder? - People are voting more but enjoying it less. There is now "democracy fatigue" as people lose faith in democracy. Meanwhile governments are... [More]
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<p>2021 has been another eventful year – and 2022 will be equally eventful. This year's review will cover five big issues on five days:</p>

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<li><strong>The Death of Democracy: Does democracy die

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30 Nov
Online Platform
This session is for "New Ways of Working: An end to 9 to 5?"
$22 Limited

<p>2021 has been another eventful year – and 2022 will be equally eventful. This year's review will cover five big issues on five days:</p>

<ul>

<li><strong>The Death of Democracy: Does democracy die

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07 Dec
Online Platform
This session is for "International Co-operation in Decline: Is it now every country for itself?"
$22 Limited

<p>2021 has been another eventful year – and 2022 will be equally eventful. This year's review will cover five big issues on five days:</p>

<ul>

<li><strong>The Death of Democracy: Does democracy die

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14 Dec
Online Platform
This session is for "Is Donald Trump on the Way Back?"

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Christopher Lasch: The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy

Christopher Lasch’s posthumously-released collection of thirteen essays, published in 1996 under the title The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, is a searing work of political critique which foreshadowed the contemporary problems posed by technocratic globalism, populist backlash, and various forms of identity politics. Trained at... [More]
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<p>Christopher Lasch’s posthumously-released collection of thirteen essays, published in 1996 under the title The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, is a searing work of political

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31 Jan

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What Have We Learned from the Pandemic of 2020-21?

The political, moral, economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been monumental.We have been confronted with many stark images of suffering and despair but also images of hope, courage and resilience. As Australia and the world moves towards recovery many questions remain. What valuable lessons can we learn about manufacturing... [More]
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<p>The political, moral, economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been monumental.We have been confronted with many stark images of suffering and despair but also images of hope,

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07 Feb

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Ryszard Legutko: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies

Ryszard Legutko’s book of 2016, The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies, reflects his personal battle against Soviet communism in his native Poland, and his subsequent discovery of worrying similarities of thought and practice in supposedly ‘free’ post-Communist liberal democracies. He provides a learned but accessible... [More]
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<p>Ryszard Legutko’s book of 2016, The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies, reflects his personal battle against Soviet communism in his native Poland, and his subsequent

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14 Feb

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Expert Forecasters - Right or Wrong?

We will look at the history of expert forecasting from the weather, to politics, the stock market and economics, politics and global shifting events. How accurate are they? Should we believe them? Which type of forecasting works best? Why do we need forecasters and why do we place so much importance in them? We consider how forecasting influences... [More]
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<p>We will look at the history of expert forecasting from the weather, to politics, the stock market and economics, politics and global shifting events. How accurate are they? Should we believe them?

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22 Feb
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<p>We will look at the history of expert forecasting from the weather, to politics, the stock market and economics, politics and global shifting events. How accurate are they? Should we believe them?

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22 Feb

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Francis Fukuyama: Identity, Dignity, and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama’s book of 2018, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs. Fukuyama argues that the ‘universal recognition’ on which liberal democracy was founded is now challenged... [More]
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<p>Francis Fukuyama’s book of 2018, Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it

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28 Feb

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Wonderful Women and the Glass Ceiling: International Women's Day 2022

The first IWD was held in 1913 and attracted very large street demonstrations across Europe. For the last 109 years IWD has celebrated the achievements of women and girls despite ongoing discrimination and barriers throughout the world. Women are still battling to be taken seriously in the public space. Hatshepsut dared to be Pharaoh in 1479 BC,... [More]
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<p>The first IWD was held in 1913 and attracted very large street demonstrations across Europe. For the last 109 years IWD has celebrated the achievements of women and girls despite ongoing

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08 Mar

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Douglas Murray: The Madness of Crowds – Gender, Race, Identity

Douglas Murray’s book of 2019, The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity, suggests that we are living through a postmodern era in which the grand narratives of religion and old political ideologies have collapsed, to be replaced by a crusading desire to right historical wrongs and a political weaponisation of identity. Murray seeks to... [More]
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<p>Douglas Murray’s book of 2019, <em>The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity</em>, suggests that we are living through a postmodern era in which the grand narratives of religion and old

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14 Mar

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The Over 60s: Are Governments Listening to Us?

For the first time in history more people are aged over 60 than under 5. Yet sometimes it feels that the older population has no voice. Certainly this seems to be the case in the business world and often older people seem sidelined by current day politics. But this is changing fast as those over 60 gain power to drive policy. We will look at... [More]
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<p>For the first time in history more people are aged over 60 than under 5. Yet sometimes it feels that the older population has no voice. Certainly this seems to be the case in the business world and

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22 Mar
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<p>For the first time in history more people are aged over 60 than under 5. Yet sometimes it feels that the older population has no voice. Certainly this seems to be the case in the business world and

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22 Mar

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