The Conversation Panel

HOW DID WE END UP HERE?!
THE CONVERSATION'S EXPERTS ON 2021
- AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

THURSDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2021
6PM TO 7.15PM, ACDT

Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus MAP
Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation


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2021 is drawing to an end.

We spent a lot of time talking about vaccines and all learned to care about ‘R numbers’; billionaires declared their desire to go to space; Prince Andrew hit the news for all the wrong reasons (again); Christian Porter sued the ABC; misinformation ran riot, and The Conversation celebrated its 10th birthday with the publication of a best-of: No, You’re Not Entitled To Your Opinion and 49 Other Essays That Got The World Talking.

Join Jane Howard, Deputy Section Editor: Arts + Culture at The Conversation and a panel of Conversation experts: Dr Alice Gorman, internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology (Flinders University); Professor Adrian Esterman, Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology (University of South Australia) and Rick Sarre, Emeritus Professor of Law and Criminal Justice (University of South Australia) as they discuss the highlights and lowlights of 2021 and take an expert punt at what 2022 will hold.

Click here to purchase No, You’re Not Entitled To Your Opinion and 49 Other Essays That Got The World Talking from Matilda Bookshop's website. If you are located in South Australia please choose Hawke Centre Events Free SA Postage as the delivery option. Matilda Bookshop will then deliver or post your book to you at no additional cost (SA only). If you are located outside of SA, however, please choose the appropriate postage option. Alternatively, books will be for sale in the foyer on the night prior to and following the event. 

This event will be presented LIVE in the University of South Australia's Allan Scott Auditorium. 

PANELLISTS

DR ALICE GORMAN
HERITAGE CONSULTANT AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

alice gorman

Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the field of space archaeology and author of the award-winning book Dr Space Junk vs the Universe: Archaeology and the Future (MIT Press, 2019).

Her research focuses on the archaeology and heritage of space exploration, including space junk, planetary landing sites, off-earth mining, and space habitats. She is an Associate Professor at Flinders University in Adelaide and a heritage consultant with over 25 years’ experience working with Indigenous communities in Australia. In collaboration with NASA and Chapman University, she is part of a team conducting the first archaeological study of the International Space Station. Gorman is also a Vice-Chair of the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities and a member of the Advisory Council of the Space Industry Association of Australia. In 2021, asteroid 551014 Gorman was named after her in recognition of her work in establishing space archaeology as a field. She blogs at Space Age Archaeology.

Twitter: @drspacejunk

PROFESSOR ADRIAN ESTERMAN
CHAIR BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

adrian esterman

Professor Adrian Esterman is Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of South Australia, a position he has held for the last sixteen years. His career includes five years as a World Health Organization (WHO) staff member based in Geneva and two years as a staff member in the WHO European office in Copenhagen.

His current research covers a diverse range of medical and health areas including infectious disease, gerontology, refugee settlement, diabetes, cancer epidemiology, Indigenous health, mental health, dentistry, and nursing. He has nearly 400 publications, many in high impact journals, with over 16,000 citations. He is currently a Chief Investigator on eight major grants. He is one of Australia’s leading experts in the epidemiology of COVID-19.

Twitter: @profesterman

RICK SARRE, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE &
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR,
JUSTICE AND SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 

rick sarre

Emeritus Professor Rick Sarre retired in April 2020 from the role of Dean at the University of South Australia’s Law School to become an Adjunct with UniSA Justice & Society.

Before retiring he had taught commercial law, media law, sports law and criminology for 35 years in four countries, USA, Sweden, Hong Kong and Australia. He is a Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and in 2017 was awarded Fellow status of that society. He is a Professorial Fellow of the Australian Institute of Police Management and is President of the SA Council for Civil Liberties.

Twitter: @stickwithricksa

FACILITATOR: JANE HOWARD
DEPUTY SECTION EDITOR: ARTS & CULTURE, THE CONVERSATION

Jane Howard

A Walkley award-winning journalist, Jane Howard is The Conversation’s Deputy Section Editor, Arts & Culture.

Prior to joining The Conversation she was a freelance journalist and critic for ten years, writing for publications including the Guardian, Meanjin, Crikey, the ABC, and Kill Your Darlings.

Twitter: @ConversationEDU

 

BOOK: NO YOU'RE NOT ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION

Book Cover

“It’s impossible to overestimate the impact The Conversation has had on ideas and knowledge in Australia and this collection reflects that.” - Dr Norman Swan

From its early days as an unknown start-up, The Conversation has published landmark essays such as Patrick Stokes’s ‘No you're not entitled to your opinion’, which has seen the organisation become a vital part of the news media, expanding globally and published in four languages.

Contained within this ten-year anniversary collection are the essays that put The Conversation on the map: from slavery to religion, politics to protest, environment to culture, as well as timeless pieces on sex, sadness and friendship.

Including analysis of the biggest news events of recent times – the election of Donald Trump, Brexit, coronavirus and the #MeToo movement – this powerful book charts not only the course of one media organisation but also the world over the past decade.

No, You’re Not Entitled To Your Opinion and 49 other essays that got the world talking is edited by Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation. Published by Thames & Hudson.

 

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