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Thought Leadership Forum with Frank Furedi | MELBOURNE


Join Frank Furedi at this month's Thought Leadership Forum in Melbourne.

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 will be the IPA’s Bella d’Abrera, and 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 MRC thanks the Centre for Independent Studies for making Furedi’s visit possible and 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. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017
6:30PM - 7:30PM (followed by networking drinks at a nearby pub TBA) 
Village Roadshow Theatrette 
State Library Victoria 
179 La Trobe Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000

For enquiries please contact Michelle Ko at events@menziesrc.org or (02) 6273 5608