Presented by The Ideas & Society Program.
Thursday October 11, 2012
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Glyn Davis is Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Melbourne. Co-author of The Australian Policy Handbook, Professor Davis was previously Professor of Political Science and Vice Chancellor at Griffith University and Director-General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the Queensland Government.
Raimond Gaita is Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at King's College, London, and Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception and Romulus My Father. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Antwerp for his contribution to moral philosophy.
Robert Manne is Professor of Politics and Convenor of the Ideas and Society Program at La Trobe University. A wellknown public commentator, he is the author of Left, Right, Left: Political Essays; Making Trouble: Essays against the New Australian Complacency and three Quarterly Essays, most recently "Bad News".
Professor Margaret Gardner was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of RMIT University in April 2005, having previously held the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Queensland. She has extensive academic experience, having held various leadership positions in Australian universities throughout her career.