The Idea of the University

The Idea of the University
Crisis or Adaptation? Talks / Lecture

Vincenzo Coronelli, The globes of Louis XIV (1681-3). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Photocredit © Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. CC BY-SA 2.0
 When
17 March 2020, 6pm-7.30pm
 Where
Theatre, Lower Ground 1

Free

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Disruption is all around us. We are experiencing profound upheaval that is transforming our economies, our societies and our values. 

For centuries, universities have advanced change in the public interest. Can they remain relevant in an era of fake news, anti-politics, and rising contempt for real expertise?

Challenge your way of thinking with a panel of experts that will discuss:

  • The challenges facing students, academics, and the higher education sector today;
  • What they believe the university of the future will look like, and;
  • Whether engaging and inspiring the wider community should be core business for universities.

The Idea of the University matters to everyone concerned about adaptation and change in the 21st century. 

 
Speakers 

Brian Schmidt AC 

Vice-Chancellor, The Australian National  University 

George Megalogenis 

 Political commentator, author and jounalist 

Rebecca Huntley 

Principal, Vox Populi Research 

Tamson Pietsch 

Director, Australian Centre for Public  History, University of Technology Sydney 

Desmond Manderson 

Director, Centre for Law, Arts and the  Humanities, The Australian National  University 

Facilitator, Natasha Cica 

Director, Kapacity.org 

 

Image: Vincenzo Coronelli, The globes of Louis XIV (1681-3). Bibliothèque nationale de France. Photocredit © Kristina D.C. Hoeppner. CC BY-SA 2.0.