Universities Challenged

Presented by The Ideas & Society Program.

Universities Challenged

Thursday October 11, 2012
The Wheeler Centre
176 Little Lonsdale Street

The panel

gdavis-thumbGlyn Davis

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.

rgaita-thumbRaimond Gaita

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.

rmanne-thumbRobert Manne

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".

mgardener-thumbMargaret Gardener

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.

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