Leadership starts with the
ability to articulate a vision, but what happens next?
In our latest publication, Professor Yeatman explores the central importance of political rhetoric for creating civil possibility, for articulating and therefore continually creating institutions such as the parliament, the political party, the public sector and the federal system of government.
What's most striking about Professor Yeatman's paper is not so much what it says about Gough but what it tells us about contemporary Australian politics.
Read it here.
Visit the Female Orphan School, home of the Whitlam Institute, in 2016. There is so much to see and do - check out our What's On guide for events and activities between July and December 2016 - including a Saturday Open Day on 15 October.
The latest publication in our Perspectives series (released May 2016), Dr Edward Nik-Khah's Smoke and Thalidomide is an enthralling examination of the power of economists - and their constructed institutions - in the mobilisation of the US pharmaceutical regulatory system in the 1970s, and their continued influence in how the industry controls our knowledge about drugs today.
Dr Nik Khah will be speaking at a series of public events in Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne in May/June 2016.
Is the economy the 'foundation of everything' in public discourse? Join us in conversation with visiting US scholar Dr Edward Nik-Khah and Professor Anna Yeatman, discussing 'economics imperialism' from its roots in neoliberalism through to its contemporary implications.
Tuesday 31 May 2016 at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
Wednesday 1 June 2016 at Stanley Burbury Theatre, Hobart. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
Thursday 2 June 2016 at the Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
We are often quick to text a donation or share a status when a crisis or disaster occurs, but do we ever look deeply at how effective those International NGOs are, and how they are shaping a new global environment?
Our latest Perspectives paper 'The Role of International NGOs: The International Crisis Group as a Case Study' by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans examines how non-state actors are increasingly of more importance in the prevention and resolution of crisis and conflict.