One of Australia's finest authors David Malouf celebrates his 80th birthday and reflects on his life as a poet and writer. Join him in conversation with award winning poet Lisa Gorton.
Richard Flanagan and Tom Keneally have both written about 'the obscenity that is war.' Here they are speaking with Patrick Allington at the Adelaide Writers Week.
Does the US President have the constitutional power to target and kill US citizens abroad? This Intelligence Squared debate asks that query. For: Alan Dershowitz and Michael Lewis. Against: Noah Feldman and Hina Shamsi.
Was Edward Snowden justifed? this US Intelligence Squared debate asks that query. Daniel Ellsbery and Ben Wizner are for the motion, against are Andrew McCarthy and Jim Woolsey.
This session is called Crime and Corporate Punishment, but how many big wheels ever see the inside of a jail once convicted of a crime? Simon Longstaff chats with three regulators at the St James Ethics Centre.
The youngest Booker Prize winner with the longest novel, Eleanor Catton is generous, open, smart, and gives quite disarming answers in this Adelaide Writers Week interview with Stephen Romei, The Australian's literary critic.
It may be flexing its muscles; but is Russia a marginal power? This US Intelligence Squared debate poses that proposition. For the motion: Ian Bremmer and Edward Lucas. Against the motion: Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill and Peter Hitchens.
IQ2 Debate Asia: The hand that rocks the cradle cannot rock the boardroom. For the motion: Debora Spar and Allison Pearson. Against: Zhang Xin and Helena Morrissey. BBC Worldwide's Zeinab Badawi moderates this surprising debate.
Professor of Systematic Theology - Yale Divinity School, Miroslav Volf writes and speaks extensively on the role of religion in public life. The Centre for Public Christianity invited Volf to speak at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
IQ2 Debate: Democracy is not always the best form of Government. For the motion: Martin Jacques and Rosemary Hollis. Against: Ian Bremmer and Andriy Shevchenko. BBC's Nik Gowing moderates the debate.
Dog Days: Australia After the Boom. The panel at Perth Writers Festival is named after Ross Garnaut's new book; 'Dog Days: Australia After the Boom' and they're debating the shape and direction of the Australian economy after the dog days. It's a decent economic debate.
IQ2 Debate: Should foreign investment in agricultural land and infrastructure be strictly limited? For the motion: Michael Croft, Mark McGovern and Mary Nenke. Against: Tom McKeon, Robbie Sefton and Judith Sloan.
Faith Based Religion has no place in Public Schools this was the issue debated in this IQ2 Debate between believers, agnostics and atheists at Melbourne Town Hall. For the proposition: David Vann, Marion Maddox & Peter Sherlock. Against: Tim Costello, Justine Toh & Nick Cater.
Can vulture capitalism be stopped? Antony Loewenstein discusses this, the premise of his new book, ('Profits of Doom: How vulture capitalism is swallowing the world') with ABC's The Drum Editor Chip Rolley at Perth Writers Festival 2014.
Steve Bisley and David Vann talking about the impact of their fathers on their lives. Painful and violent at times, it is riveting hearing these men describe the difficult emotional bonds unrepaired or resolved - My Father's Son at Perth Writers Festival.
Anne Summers asks this panel at Perth Writers Festival: Frank Brennan, Lionel Shriver, Philip Nitschke and Dennis Altman - How do you want to die? But it's not a gloomy affair, although the humour is black there's plenty of it in this session titled 'A Good Death'.
IQ2 UK Debate: Angela Merkel is destroying Europe. Are Merkel's austerity measures right? For the motion Huffington Post UK political director Mehdi Hasan and MP for Syriza Party Euclid Tsakalotos. Against the motion French Journalist Christine Ockrent and British historian Antony Beevor.
Ci2013 Conference: Polarising environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg; then new media teacher Stephen Heppell on kids' accelerated learning in a new technology world; and lastly Monash University Chancellor Alan Finkel's vision for his 'electric planet'.
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