- Professor Clive Hamilton to discuss his book Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene in Wagga Wagga on Tuesday 8 November
A leading Australian public intellectual will discuss the fate of humanity at a presentation hosted by Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga on Tuesday 8 November.
Charles Sturt Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mark Evans will welcome and introduce Professor Clive Hamilton (pictured) to discuss his book Defiant Earth: The fate of humans in the Anthropocene.
Professor Hamilton is an Australian author and public intellectual who has been the Vice-Chancellor’s Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra since 2008.
“Professor Hamilton is a stand-out contributor to the debates and thinking that have helped to shape Australia in recent decades,” Professor Evans said.
“The range of issues he has grappled with and publicly challenged or championed, with clarity and courage, places him in the leading ranks of the nation’s analytical thinkers.
“We are indeed fortunate to be able to meet and hear him speak in Wagga Wagga and I encourage people to take advantage of this opportunity.
“Professor Hamilton’s latest book Provocateur illustrates his crucial role in ensuring that we engage in high-quality public debate on the ‘grand challenges’ of our time. We can’t make progress without it.”
Professor Hamilton will present an overview of his book followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The panellists are:
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mark Evans (event MC)
- Professor in Indigenous Australian Studies Susan Green in the Charles Sturt School of Indigenous Australian Studies
- Manager of Sustainability at Charles Sturt University Mr Ed Maher
The event is from 6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 8 November at CSU Riverina Playhouse at 8 Cross Street in Wagga Wagga. It will be followed by refreshments.
The evening is also supported by Wagga Wagga City Council, Committee 4 Wagga Wagga and the Royal Society of NSW.
Professor Hamilton recently published a memoir, Provocateur – A Life of Ideas in Action, to show why questioning the status quo matters, how powerful arguments can change the country, and how the life of ideas in action actually works.
Other books by Professor Hamilton include Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change and Earthmasters: The dawn of the age of climate engineering.