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A.C. Grayling: For the Good of the World


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Is global agreement on global challenges possible? Join world-renowned philosopher A.C. Grayling as he delivers his keynote lecture, Technology, Climate, Justice and Rights: Can We Get the Whole World to Agree on Any of Them?


Is global agreement on global challenges possible? A.C. Grayling believes an answer to this question is urgently needed.

In his latest book, For the Good of the World, Grayling proposes that the three biggest challenges facing the world today are climate change, the rapid development of high-impact technology and a global deficit in social and economic justice.

At this special keynote lecture, audiences will have the opportunity to hear Grayling expand his thinking on these ideas, before joining him for a Q&A session to discuss their own burning questions. Can we agree on a set of values that will allow us to confront the threats facing our planet? Or will these issues progress at a rate that continues to outstrip our ability to deal with them?

Join us for a thought-provoking address that takes us closer to the solution. Hosted by Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Presented with support from Dumbo Feather.

This event is supported by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a Victorian Government and City of Melbourne partnership.


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A.C. Grayling

A. C. Grayling CBE MA DPhil (Oxon) FRSA FRSL is the Founder and Principal of New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography... Read more

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is a writer and editor. She is currently Editor of ABC Everyday, which covers family, money, sex and relationships, culture, food and much more. Bhakthi has previously worked as managing editor of Crikey, deputy arts editor at The Age and small business editor at The Age and th... Read more


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