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New publication: Professor Anna Yeatman on Gough Whitlam and Rhetoric

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.


What's On at the Female Orphan School

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.


Public Conversation: Economics Imperialism

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.