Judith Brett, Samuel Moyn and Peter Varghese with Glyn Davis
Adelaide Writers' Week
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Have we abandoned the idea that citizens in an ethical society have obligations to others and the state? In these increasingly illiberal times, Glyn Davis moderates a discussion with Judith Brett, Samuel Moyn and Peter Varghese.
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Judith Brett is the author of Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People and emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. The Enigmatic Mr Deakin won the 2018 National Biography Award, and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, NSW Premier’s History Awards and Queensland Literary Awards.
Samuel Moyn is Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University. He is a fellow of the new Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and has written for publications including the Atlantic, Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. His books include The Last Utopia, Not Enough and Humane. His latest book is Liberalism against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times.
Peter Varghese is currently serving his second term as Chancellor of The University of Queensland. Varghese’s extensive career in public service and diplomacy spans 38 years and includes senior positions in foreign affairs, trade policy and intelligence. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs.
Prof Glyn Davis AC is Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He is a political scientist who served as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Melbourne. He has served on the boards of the Queensland Theatre Company, the Melbourne Theatre Company and as Chair of Opera Australia.