Past Fireside chats

 Some of the Fireside Chats given by Visiting Scholars, 2009–14

 

Speaker

Institution

Topic

Dr Rosamund Thomas

Centre for Business and Public Sector Ethics, Cambridge

Ethics Masterclass

Professor David Karoly

University of Melbourne

Climate Change: why you should be interested.

Professor Larry Gostin

Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director, WHO Centre on Public Health Law & Human Rights at Georgetown University

 

'Global Health Law (2014)'

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

University of Melbourne

Science, immunity, pandemics and infection

Assistant Professor Adrienne Edgar

University of California

Adventures in Post-Soviet Oral History

David Manne

Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre

‘Asylum Seekers, Refugees & the “Ethics of Protection”

Laureate Professor Sir James Mirrlees

Cambridge and Hong Kong Universities

The psychology of the global financial crisis

Laureate Professor Peter Doherty

University of Melbourne; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

 

Reflections by a Nobel Laureate on viruses, poverty, committees, and the Alexandria project

 

Professor Larry Gostin

Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law, and Director, WHO Centre on Public Health Law & Human Rights at Georgetown University

 

Why rich countries should care about the world’s least healthy people

 

Professor Ross Garnaut AO

Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne, Distinguished Professor of Economics, ANU

 

Climate change: is the world going to make it at Copenhagen?

 

Professor Richard Immerman

Edward J Buthusiem Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History; Marvin Wachman Director, Centre for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University; Miegunyah Fellow

 

British National Intelligence

 

Tom Mann

Senior fellow, Brookings Institute, Miegunyah Fellow

 

US Politics and Obama

 

Professor Ian Donaldson

ANU/Director, Humanities Research Centre/Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Cambridge

 

The life of Ben Jonson – the first literary celebrity?

 

Roy Neel

Former advisor to Bill Clinton and Al Gore

 

The forthcoming US elections

 

Dr Lisa Gorton

Winner of the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for poetry

 

A poet’s life and work

 

Professor Stephen May

Royal Veterinary College, London; Miegunyah Fellow, University of Melbourne

 

The skills needed by veterinary scientists

 

Simon Overland

Victoria Police Chief Commissioner

 

Towards a just society – Locke and the social contract

 

John Brumby

Premier of Victoria 2007–10, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, Universities of Melbourne & Monash

 

The Battle of ideas: Australia in 2025

 

Adam Bandt MP

Deputy Leader, Greens

 

Where is change and action on climate change likely to come from?

 

Chris Lamb

Former Ambassador to Rangoon; Principal Fellow (University of Melbourne); Special Adviser to International Red Cross and Red Crescent

 

Myanmar Past, Burma Present

 

Professor Marcia Langton

University of Melbourne

 

 

A conversation about Indigenous matters

Professor Ken Hinchcliff

Dean of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne

 

What should vets be? Revising the curriculum at the University of Melbourne

 

Professor Doris Schroeder

Director of the Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire

 

The Right to Health: dignity and medical ethics

 

Professor Cormac O'Grada

University College Dublin

 

The Irish Famine

 

Professor Joe Klewicki

University of New Hampshire, University of Melbourne (former Tewksbury Fellow)

 

Fluid dynamics of sports balls

 

Martin Hosking

Director, RedBubble

 

Creating wealth by creating companies

 

Tim Glanville

Deputy Electoral Officer, Victoria, 1989–2008

 

Behind the electoral scenes

 

Professor John Alexander

Philosopher-in-Residence, MBS, University of Melbourne

 

In the Beginning… (Plato and the art of curiosity)

 

Debbie Mortimer SC

Senior Counsel

 

Making a difference: ethical lawyers and Australia today

 

Professor Harold Attridge

Sterling Professor of Divinity, Yale

 

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Nag Hammadi

 

Professor Laura Belmonte

University of Oklahoma

 

The LGBT rights movement in the US

 

Professor Andrew McGowan

Warden of Trinity College and Joan FW Munro Professor of Historical Theology

 

Dining with the dead: Ancient Roman eating in this life and the next

 

Professor Robin Batterham

University of Melbourne

 

Australia's future – a quarry for China and India?

 

Professor Brad Simpson

Princeton

 

Barack Obama the Antichrist? How could millions of Americans be wrong?

 

Associate Professor Margaret Hellard

Director of the Centre for Population Health, Burnet institute

 

STDs and vulnerable populations

 

Dan Mori

David Hick’s former defence lawyer

 

David Hicks and Guantanamo

 

Associate Professor David Tan

National University of Singapore

 

Public Figures, private lives: an intimate look at a supermodel, a princess and a footballer

 

Associate Professor Guiseppe-Matteo Vaccaro-incisa

Università L. Bocconi

 

The EU debt-crisis: facts, myths and proposed solutions

 

Professor Frank Costigliola

University of Connecticut

 

 

An archivist’s passion

Professor Petra Geode

Temple University

 

Global cultures

 

Dr Shaun Flint

Universities of Cambridge (Addenbrookes) and Melbourne

 

Epidemics, refugees and public health

 

Dr Stephen Mills

University of Sydney

 

Polls and pollies – what was the recent election campaign really all about?

 

Sally Stoecker

School of Public Policy, George Mason University

Human trafficking