MFU@City Square


In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics and more. This series will run throughout summer on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Each session will follow the usual MFU format, and involve a 40 minute lecture followed by a 40 minute open discussion.

 

TAGS: Occupy, politics, democracy, queer, sexuality, cimate change, corporate power, Indigenous

Starts: Dec. 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Format: Presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

On Democracy and Human Rights

Dec. 6, 2011 Lecturer: (Justin Clemens, Melbourne Uni and Jessica Whyte, Monash Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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On Climate Change and Environmental Politics

Dec. 13, 2011 Lecturer: (David Spratt, Author, Climate Code Red)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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On The Anti-Corporate Movement and Occupy

Dec. 20, 2011 Lecturer: (Jeff Sparrow, Victoria Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Peak Oil, Energy Descent, and the Fate of Consumerism

Jan. 10, 2012 Lecturer: (Samuel Alexander, The Simplicity Institute & Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Gay, Lesbian, Queer: The Movement that Won

Jan. 17, 2012 Lecturer: (Graham Willett, Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Money in Politics: The Challenge for Democracy

Jan. 24, 2012 Lecturer: (Joo-Cheong Tham, Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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It’s not cricket: Governing in the Public Interest in 21st Century Australia

Jan. 31, 2012 Lecturer: (Leslie Cannold, Author)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Asylum Seeker Policy: Solutions Instead of Problems

Feb. 7, 2012 Lecturer: (Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Utopia, Fantasy and Reality in Radical Politics

Feb. 14, 2012 Lecturer: (Ghassan Hage, Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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Why Australian Banks are so Profitable, and the Australian Parliament is Determined to do Nothing About it

Feb. 21, 2012 Lecturer: (Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes
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MABO and Native Title

Feb. 28, 2012 Lecturer: (Lee Godden, Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Whatever Happened to Gay Liberation?

March 6, 2012 Lecturer: (Dennis Altman, La Trobe Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

MABO and Native Title

March 13, 2012 Lecturer: (Lee Godden, Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Beyond Emissions Reductions: Looking ‘Upstream’ for Climate (and Societal) Solutions

March 20, 2012 Lecturer: (Fiona Armstrong, Climate and Health Alliance / Centre for Policy Development)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Raging Against the Rich: the Occupy Movement and it’s Antecedents

March 27, 2012 Lecturer: (Verity Burgman, Melbourne Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes