An exciting collaboration between the ABC, the ANU Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, and the National Library of Australia - featuring Alexis Wright, Miles Franklin award-winning author of Carpentaria and The Swan Book; Peter Singer, the most wide-ranging and influential philosopher in the world today; Russell Jacoby, author of The End of Utopia and Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age; and Jacqueline Dutton, an expert on the history of Australian utopias.
Scary monsters: the hopeful undecidability of David Bowie
Monsters, because the monster is the outsider template par excellence within social theory. Hopeful, because monsters are quintessentially hopeful, they promise a new dawn, and point to the place of the sacred.
2015 Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law
Human rights with a vengeance: one hundred years of retributive humanitarianism
Professor Gerry Simpson, The University of Melbourne
2014 Annual Kirby Lecture on International Law
The meaning of International Law: Government monopoly, expert precinct or the people’s law?
Professor Andrew Byrnes, University of New South Wales