The Deakin Lectures 2010

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at Deakin Edge, Fed Square

The Ethics of Climate Change: The Moral Case for Tackling the Climate Problem

Amidst all the political and policy debate, the technical discussions and the controversies surrounding the science vs the sceptics, it is easy to forget the human impacts of the choices we make. Not just the big choices regarding policy, energy and infrastructure but the daily choices we face: what to buy, whether to travel, how to live. Must we fail to tackle the climate problem if we fail to change the way we think and act?

5:30 – 6:30pm- Keynote Presentations
6:30 – 6:45pm- Interval
6:45 – 7:50pm- Panel Discussion

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Portrait of Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane

Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist and human rights advocate. From 2013 to 2018 he was Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. His previous books include Reclaiming PatriotismThe Virtuous CitizenDon’t Go Back To Where You Came From and I’m Not Racist But... He has been a columnist for the Age and the Weekend Australian.

Portrait of Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai

Keynote Speaker: Kartikeya Sarabhai is the Founding Director of the Centre for Environment Education, India.

Portrait of Peter Singer

Peter Singer

Peter Singer is a philosopher and author of over 25 books on ethics. He is best known for Animal Liberation, widely credited with starting the animal rights movement.

The Deakin Lectures 2010

Thirty of the best minds on the climate change issue, in the one place, at the one time. The Deakins 2010.

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