Susan Close, Peter Frankopan and Joëlle Gergis / with Marian Wilkinson
Adelaide Writers' Week
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Celebrated historian Peter Frankopan, climate scientist Joëlle Gergis and Susan Close, South Australia’s Deputy Premier and Environment Minister, speak with Marian Wilkinson about the rise and fall of civilisations through the lens of dramatic weather events.
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Hon Susan Close MP is the Deputy Premier of South Australia and the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water; Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science; and Minister for Defence and Space Industries. Before entering parliament, Susan was an executive in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and played a key role in the establishment of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary as a community advocate.
Peter Frankopan is Professor of Global History at Oxford University. He is also UNESCO Professor of Silk Roads Studies at King's College, Cambridge. Frankopan is a member of the Advisory Board of the Sevgi Gönül Center for Byzantine Studies at Koç University, Istanbul. A Fellow of multiple Royal Societies, Frankopan is President of the Royal Society of Asian Affairs.
Dr Joëlle Gergis is an award-winning climate scientist and writer at the Australian National University. She served as a lead author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report and is author of Sunburnt Country: The History and Future of Climate Change in Australia. Joëlle has also contributed to The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg, and Not Too Late: Changing the Climate Story from Despair to Possibility, edited by Rebecca Solnit and Thelma Young Lutunatabua.
Marian Wilkinson is a multi-award-winning journalist with a career that has spanned radio, television and print. She has written several books, including the political biography The Fixer, on former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson, and Dark Victory, co-authored with David Marr. Her latest book is The Carbon Club.