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.
Raewyn’s more recent work is a critique of the Northern bias of mainstream social science and the colonial structures of knowledge. Her book Southern Theory (2007) discusses intellectuals and social theories from the global periphery and explores paths towards knowledge democracy on a world scale. In 2019 she will publish a new book that extends this work called Knowledge and Global Power. She will also publish a book about the impact of neo-liberalism on universities – called the Good University. This will be the topic of her lecture.
27 March 2019
5.30pm arrival (networking and refreshments)
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Gardens Theatre, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George St, Brisbane
Dress: Smart Casual
Register here by 20 March 2019: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/good-universities-or-ghastly-futures-public-lecture-tickets-56025975200