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2016

2016 Menzies Debate - The Stem Cell Revolution: More hype than hope?

A panel of six experts from research and practice put forward arguments for and against the potential of stem cell science.

Presenter(s):

  • Associate Professor Tracey Dickson, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr Kaylen Young, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Associate Professor Alex Hewitt, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr Joy Rathjen, University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Megan Munsie, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Dominic Row, Macquarie University

Public Forum  Hobart  Medical Science Precinct, Corner of Campbell and Liverpool Streets, Hobart

The Power of Parks - Launceston

Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks, ​join us for a look at the benefits of national parks to conservation, the economy, community health and the Tasmanian identity.

Presenter(s):

  • Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline for Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania
  • Saul Eslake, internationally acclaimed economist and social commentator

Public Forum  Launceston  Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus

Performing Reconciliation: Living in the shadow of violence

At the launch of this new book, join a panel of expert to discuss how reconciliation can occur in the face of past and ongoing violence in settler societies.

Presenter(s):

  • Professor Brigid Heywood, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Tasmania
  • Professor Maggie Walter, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Aboriginal Research and Leadership)
  • Associate Professor Penny Edmonds, ARC Future Fellow
  • Dr Julie Gough, Indigenous artist, writer and curator
  • Professor Henry Reynolds, Renowned historian and 2015 Tasmanian Senior Australian of the Year
  • Associate Professor Katrina Schlunke, Editor of Cultural Studies Review

Public Forum  Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

The Power of Parks - Burnie

Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks, ​join us for a look at the benefits of national parks to conservation, the economy, community health and the Tasmanian identity.

Presenter(s):

  • Saul Eslake, internationally acclaimed economist and social commentator
  • Dr Bill Jackson, Adjunct Professor University of the Sunshine Coast and Director Healthy Parks Healthy People Global
  • Louise Mendel, Section Leader, Conservation Partnerships at Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
  • Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline for Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania

Public Forum  Burnie  Building D, Cradle Coast campus, 16-20 Mooreville Road, Burnie

What's at Stake for Tasmania? Implications of the 2016 Federal Budget

This is the Prime Minister and Treasurer Scott Morrison's first budget, and their last opportunity to carve out the economic territory for the Government before the election campaign.

Presenter(s):

  • Professor Richard Eccleston, University of Tasmania
  • Saul Eslake, respected economist
  • Michael Bailey, Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Kym Goodes, Tasmanian Council of Social Service

Public Forum  Hobart  Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus


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