MFU@City Square
WHEN: Dec. 6, 2011
WHERE: The Alderman - 134 Lygon St, Brunswick East, VIC
FORMAT: 45 minute Q & A, 45 minute lecture
cimate change
corporate power

In the context of the global Occupy movement, questions of how our economy, society and politics could be organised differently have once again taken centre stage. This series of seminars will invite speakers to explore radical practical ideas on how our world might be, in relation to topics as diverse as inequality, Indigenous politics, democracy, law, gender, climate change, economics and more. This series will run throughout summer on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. Each session will follow the usual MFU format, and involve a 40 minute lecture followed by a 40 minute open discussion.


On Democracy and Human Rights

Dec. 6, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Justin Clemens, Melbourne Uni and Jessica Whyte, Monash Uni)

On Climate Change and Environmental Politics

Dec. 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (David Spratt, Author, Climate Code Red)

On The Anti-Corporate Movement and Occupy

Dec. 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Jeff Sparrow, Victoria Uni)

Peak Oil, Energy Descent, and the Fate of Consumerism

Jan. 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Samuel Alexander, The Simplicity Institute & Melbourne Uni)

Gay, Lesbian, Queer: The Movement that Won

Jan. 17, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Graham Willett, Melbourne Uni)

Money in Politics: The Challenge for Democracy

Jan. 24, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Joo-Cheong Tham, Melbourne Uni)

It’s not cricket: Governing in the Public Interest in 21st Century Australia

Jan. 31, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Leslie Cannold, Author)

Asylum Seeker Policy: Solutions Instead of Problems

Feb. 7, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Pamela Curr, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre)

Utopia, Fantasy and Reality in Radical Politics

Feb. 14, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Ghassan Hage, Melbourne Uni)

Why Australian Banks are so Profitable, and the Australian Parliament is Determined to do Nothing About it

Feb. 21, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Richard Denniss, The Australia Institute)

MABO and Native Title

Feb. 28, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Lee Godden, Melbourne Uni)

Whatever Happened to Gay Liberation?

March 6, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Dennis Altman, La Trobe Uni)

MABO and Native Title

March 13, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Lee Godden, Melbourne Uni)

Beyond Emissions Reductions: Looking ‘Upstream’ for Climate (and Societal) Solutions

March 20, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Fiona Armstrong, Climate and Health Alliance / Centre for Policy Development)

Raging Against the Rich: the Occupy Movement and it’s Antecedents

March 27, 2012, 6:30 p.m. Lecturer: (Verity Burgman, Melbourne Uni)
WHERE: The Alderman