Integrity 20 gathers remarkable people from Australia and around the world to examine and discuss some of our greatest social, moral and political challenges. Programs – which include the annual public-facing conference in October, and a series of year round events and online activities – reflect issues that dominate media, feature on the world stage and shape our lives. They are issues that are of both local importance and global significance.

Integrity 20 promotes ethics and integrity as central considerations for creating a just, peaceful and prosperous world.

Previous guests have included: Jeffrey Bleich, Geoffrey Robertson AO, Masha Gessen, A. C. Grayling CBE, Jose Ramos-Horta, Leigh Sales, Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Peter Greste, Mark Pesce, Hugh Mackay AO, Gail Kelly, Pavan Sukhdev, Gillian Triggs, Julian Baggini, Philippe Sands QC, James O’Loghlin, Rae Langton, Robert Manne, Jodie Ginsberg, Kerry O’Brien, Sakdiyah Ma’ruf, Toby Walsh, Bruce Schneier, Rachel Kleinfeld, Andrew Revkin, Michael Leunig, Holly Ransom, Raimond Gaita, Maxine McKew, Rafael Marques de Morais, Andrew MacLeod, Sarah Chayes, John Hewson AM, Charles Lewis, Kenan Malik, Shellie Morris, Bret Walker QC, Kev Carmody, Ma Thida, Frank Brennan AO, Robert Hill AC, Guo Jian, Bryan Dawe, Rajita Kulkarni, Ramesh Thakur, John McMillan AO, Madonna King, Julian Morrow, Prof. Dr Mardiasmo, and many more.

Annual public conference archive

2019 Integrity 20 – For tomorrow

We challenge you to press pause on the everyday and cast your mind to tomorrow. To move beyond our ‘present bias’ and consider our moral obligation to future humans. How can we ensure that the world we pass on to the next generation is better than the one we currently inhabit?

2018 Integrity 20 – A world divided

How do we create more connected, cohesive and compassionate societies? How do we bridge the divides to foster global cooperation so crucial to addressing the great challenges for humanity? Underpinned by truth and authenticity the Integrity 20’18 program considered these issues and many more.

2017 Integrity 20 – Truth, disorder & optimism

Within the theme of ‘truth, disorder and optimism’, Integrity 20’17 gathered philosophers, activists, innovators, educators, journalists, rule breakers, artists and visionaries for a three-day exploration of some of our greatest social, moral and political challenges.

2016 Integrity 20 – Age of Insecurities

Through a series of keynotes, conversations, panels and roundtable meetings, the third Integrity 20 conference focussed on widespread concerns about physical and economic insecurity – our ‘age of insecurities’. The program covered a range of critical issues including: human displacement; conflict and terrorism; censorship and free speech; the rapid rise of intelligent machines; destabilised democracies; politics, prosperity and inequality; corruption and rule by thieves.

2015 Summit – More than Ideas – The Big Picture & the Integrity Roundtable

Top minds from Australia and around the world gathered in Brisbane to participate in a series of keynotes, conversations, debates and forums on those themes that dominate our media, shape our future and feature on the world stage.

There were conversations on: human rights and a world without poverty; free speech and the ethics of satire; press power and journalistic integrity; climate change and climate justice; big data, privacy and surveillance; the (ethical) future of big corp; green billionaires of 2050; and more.

2014 Summit – Towards an Integrity 20

The inaugural Global Integrity Summit brought together thirty experts to consider and confront the role of integrity across the entirety of the G20 agenda (including corruption, international tax, international banking regulation and infrastructure). What emerged was a valuable platform for addressing matters of global significance reframed through the lens of ethics and integrity.

About Griffith University

Griffith University has been a national and international leader in integrity research and capacity building since the early 1990s. This was inspired by the bi-partisan supported governance reforms set in train by the Fitzgerald Report into Queensland corruption and driven by a series of research centres starting with the National Institute for Law, Ethics and Public Affairs 1991-8 which became the core of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance (KCELJAG 1998-). In 2004, the United Nations University ‘adopted’ KCELJAG and made it the headquarters of its Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law (IEGL – a joint initiative of the UNU, Griffith and other universities). Several other Griffith centres and schools have been engaged in integrity research, including the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, the Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Griffith Law School and the Griffith Business School.

Since 2009, Griffith University has delivered a bi-annual Fitzgerald Lecture as part of its Fitzgerald initiative which includes a named PhD scholarship across broad disciplines (e.g. law, journalism, public administration, criminology).