Michael Gawenda is a former editor in chief ofThe Age. He is a Walkley Award winning journalist, columnist and former foreign correspondent.
Catherine Deveny is a comedy writer, columnist, stand-up comedian and the author of Free to a Good Home, Say When and It’s Not My Fault They Print Them.
Julian Burnside, QC, is an Australian barrister who specialises in commercial litigation and is also deeply involved in human rights work, in particular in relation to refugees.
Dr Simon Longstaff is Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre and chairs the Intelligence Squared debates in Sydney and Melbourne.
Professor Marcia Langton AM holds the Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Gretel Killeen is a writer, performer, voice artist and journalist. She is currently completing her directorial feature film debut.
Arnold Zable is a writer, novelist and human rights advocate, and one of Australia’s most-loved storytellers.
Dr Simon Longstaff has a PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge. Prior to becoming the inaugural Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre in 1991, Dr Longstaff worked in the Northern Territory in the Safety Department of BHP subsidiary, GEMCO, lectured at Cambridge University and consulted to the Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts. His book Hard Cases, Tough Choices was published in 1997. Dr Longstaff was inaugural President of the Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics and is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He is Chairman of Woolworths Limited Corporate Responsibility Panel and AMP Capital Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Committee and serves as Member on a number of Board Committees.
Tickets $20 and $12
Intelligence Squared Debates: Freedom of Speech is Over-Rated
Melbourne Town Hall, 6:30PM – 8:30PM, Tuesday 08 May 2012