08 October 2014

Frank FurediInternationally acclaimed UK sociologist Professor Frank Furedi will discuss risk, fear and terror in the 21st century at a special event at the University of South Australia tomorrow night.

Prof Furedi will unpack why the 21st century has emerged as a confronting, and sometimes terrifying world, in conversation with the University’s Hawke Research Institute Director Professor Anthony Elliott at City West Campus.

They will consider why and how the late 20th century experience of consumer affluence and geopolitical stability transformed so swiftly into 21st century social vulnerabilities and political uncertainties.

Prof Elliott says the provocative discussion on risk, fear and terror could not be more pertinent.

“We’re delighted to have such a leading sociologist visiting UniSA to share with the wider community some of his research from the past 15 years into cultural developments that influence how a new consciousness of risk has arisen,” Prof Elliott says.

newspaper clippings depicting uncertain times“This Hawke InConversation session will cover the spread of new social risks through to the globalisation of terror and Frank will talk about his perspectives of a world in which people must struggle to reclaim their independence and freedom.”

The booked-out session is being co-presented by the Hawke Research Institute and Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

WHO:               Frank Furedi, Emeritus Professor of Sociology,           University of Kent

WHAT:               Hawke InConversation Series – Welcome to the 21st Century: risk, fear and terror
WHEN:             Thursday October 9, 6pm

WHERE:           Bradley Forum, Hawke building, UniSA City West campus

Media note: Prof Frank Furedi and Prof Anthony Elliott are available for media interviews today through to Friday, via Prof Elliott’s mobile 0434 187 617. Media are welcome to attend the event tomorrow night.

Media contact: Kelly Stone office 8302 0963 mobile 0417 861 832 email Kelly.stone@unisa.edu.au

Or Michele Nardelli office 8302 0966 mobile 0418 823 673 email michele.nardelli@unisa.edu.au

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