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Does Wikileaks Matter?


La Trobe University’s Ideas and Society Program and ‘Thesis Eleven’ present a special symposium exploring the ins and outs, the implications and ramifications of Wikileaks. What does it mean for journalism, for diplomacy, for governance? Chaired by La Trobe University’s Peter Beilharz.


Eleanor Townsley

Eleanor Townsley is a scholar in sociology and gender studies from Massachusetts.

Eleanor has had her research published in various journals including the American Journal of Sociology. She is the co-author of the book Making Capitalism without Capitalists.

Guy Rundle

Guy Rundle is UK correspondent for Crikey, and a frequent contributor to the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, among many others. A former editor of Arena, and writer of several shows for Max Gillies, his books include Down To The Crossroads and The Shellacking, on the rise of Obama and the resurgent ... Read more

Robert Manne

Robert Manne’s many books include Making Trouble and The Words That Made Australia (as co-editor). He is the author of three Quarterly Essays, In Denial, Sending Them Home and Bad News. He is a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe University. ... Read more

Peter Vale
Peter Vale

Peter Vale is a professor of politics and humanities whose interests lie in social thought in South Africa, critical theory, and the future of the humanities. His recent publications include the co-edited book Re-imagining the Social in South Africa: Critique and Post-Apartheid Knowledge. ... Read more


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