About Ideas and Society

Everyone is aware that the world has changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Australians are well-served by the mainstream media, especially the ABC, when it comes to the grave danger to our lives posed by this particular virus and the steps we all must take, during the current shut-down, to prevent the virus from spreading. We are, however, less well-served when it comes to some of the indirect social, political, cultural and psychological consequences.

La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society Program has been holding public events on some of the most pressing issues facing our country and world since 2009. At a time of truly unprecedented disruption and uncertainty, we have decided to convene a monthly online series of discussions where leading authorities, thinkers and writers will analyse in depth some of the less discussed aspects of the current emergency. Ample opportunity will be provided for the online audience to have their questions answered.

Upcoming events