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Good Universities or Ghastly Futures Public Lecture

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Gardens Theatre

QUT

Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street

Brisbane, Queensland 4001

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Join us for a keynote presentation with Emerita Professor Raewyn Connell where she will address a 'big idea' that is central to social democracy and justice, access to knowledge and participation in Australian public life.

Professor Connell is an internationally renowned scholar and public intellectual. An enduring theme throughout her career has been access to justice, whether this is in relation to education, or the impact of gender relations in everyday life. More recently this has been evident in her consideration of knowledge and global power, and the significance of this in the university context.

In this lecture Professor Connell asks “what should a good university look like?”, and challenges us to rethink the fundamentals of what universities do. Drawing on the examples offered by pioneering universities and educational reformers around the world, Connell outlines a practical vision for how our universities can become both more engaging and more productive places, driven by social good rather than profit, and helping to build fairer societies.

5.30pm arrival (networking and refreshments) / 6.00pm to 7.00pm (presentation)

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