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Highlights

Policy, politics and research

Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling, Paul Cairney discusses why policymakers don't listen to evidence but how researchers can make a real impact on policy. A panel will also reflect on the implications for universities: do researchers have the incentive and means to impact policy?
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Why island nations' isolation on the climate change threat must end

Join us and hear from Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati, one of the world’s most prominent advocates for global action on climate change and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tong will discuss his climate change advocacy, the role of wealthy industrialised nations such as Australia, and more.
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Necessary evil: how to fix finance by saving human rights

Join Professor David Kinley, Human Rights Law, University of Sydney, for a thought provoking discussion of his recent book Necessary Evil.
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2018 Fiona Wain Oration

CEO and President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker, will discuss the current state of sustainability in business, and how aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals is not only good for society and the environment, it makes good business sense. Presented by Sustainable Business Australia.
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