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"What's happened to the university?" - Thought Leadership Forum with Frank Furedi

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

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The Menzies Research Centre presents

 What's happened to the university? The withering of campus free speech

with Frank Furedi

Join Frank Furedi at the Menzies Research Centre Thought Leadership Forums in Melbourne on 27 September 2017 and Brisbane on 28 September 2017.

Furedi’s recent book, What's Happened To The University? examines the illiberal trends in higher education that have transformed our campuses from places where curiosity could thrive to safe spaces for the censorious and the timid. 

How did universities change so radically? And how can we fight back? 

Joining the discussion in both cities will be Calum Thwaites, one of the QUT students forced to defend themselves against false charges of racism on campus pursued by the Australian Human Rights Commission. The IPA’s Bella d'Abrera will also be joining us in Melbourne.

Please book using the links below. 

Our thanks to the Centre for Independent Studies for making Furedi’s visit possible and to the IPA for their help in promoting this event.

Dr Frank Furedi is an author, broadcaster and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. His recent books engage with the inter-related issues of the Culture Wars and the clash of values that have erupted on university campuses. His books include What's Happened To The University?: A sociological exploration of its infantilisation (2016) and Culture Wars in Europe (2017).


Calum Thwaites was one of the seven students sued under section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in the infamous QUT case. Forced to abandon his education degree, Calum is now studying law and is well positioned to give an inside look at just what is going wrong in our universities.

Bella d'Abrera is the Director, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, at the IPA. She is a professional historian with a BA in History and Spanish from Monash University, an MA in Spanish from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She is passionate about educating young Australians about the values of our free society. 


MELBOURNE
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library Victoria
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017
Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm (followed by networking drinks at a nearby pub TBA) 
Cost: Complimentary for MRC subscribers | $10 for students | $25 for general public

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BRISBANE
Venue: Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane
Date: Thursday 28 September 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm (includes networking drinks)
Cost: Complimentary for MRC subscribers | $15 for students | $30 for general public

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