Speakers

Aseem Trivedi

India | Aseem is a political cartoonist and human rights defender, best known for his anti corruption campaign Cartoons Against Corruption. He is the publisher of Black & White, an online cartoon magazine for human rights and a founder member of Save Your Voice, a movement against internet censorship in India.

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Luke Stegemann

Australia | Luke Stegemann is a writer, editor and Hispanist based in south-east Queensland. He has held senior positions in media, publishing and higher education in Australia, Europe and Asia, including 15 years in Spain.

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Julian Schultz

Australia | Julianne is the founding editor of Griffith Review the leading Australian quarterly of ideas, current affairs and culture, which is published by Griffith University in conjunction with Text Publishing. She is recognised for her expertise in media and culture and as a thoughtful public commentator.

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Geoffrey Robertson

Australia / United Kingdom | Human rights barrister, author and broadcaster. Geoffrey is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers. He has appeared as counsel in many leading cases in constitutional, criminal and international law, and served as first president of the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone.

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Mark Pesce

Australia | Futurist, inventor, author, educator and broadcaster. In 1994 Mark co-invented VRML, a 3D interface to the World Wide Web, with Tony Parisi and Gavin Andresen, chief scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation.

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Victor Perton

Australia | Victor Perton is the Founder of the Australian Leadership Project and is a leadership adviser, advocate and barrister. He is a Board member of Yarra Valley Water and an advisory board member: Lifeguard Health Networks; Integrity 20 and the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.

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James O’Loghlin

Australia | James O’Loghlin is an ABC television and radio presenter, author, MC, speaker and comedian. James hosted over 300 episodes of the much loved The New Inventors on ABC-TV and it was this role that fuelled his deep interest in innovation.

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Julian Morrow

Australia | Julian Morrow has made a career of public nuisance in various forms, co-founding satirical media empire The Chaser and joke company Giant Dwarf, as well as making TV shows including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, The Hamster Wheel, and The Checkout. His work has been nominated, unsuccessfully, for many awards, and prosecuted successfully in many courts.

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Rebecca Lloyd Jones

Australia | Rebecca is a diverse musician who is passionate about percussion performance, research and education. She has worked extensively with a number of professional orchestras in Australia.

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Rae Langton

Rae is the Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow at Newnham College.

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Rachel Kleinfeld

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on issues of rule of law, security, and governance in post-conflict countries, fragile states, and states in transition.

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Guo Jian

Internationally renowned Chinese-Australian artist. Guo Jian and his art, are products of the last fifty years of violence and tumultuousness in China, from the Cultural Revolution in the 1960’s and 70s, to the Sino-Vietnam war at the beginning of the 80’s, and through to the horrors of the Tiananmen Square incident.

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John Hewson

Australia | Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia. John has had a distinguished business and academic career both before and after his political career.

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Stefan Hajkowicz

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz is a principal scientist at CSIRO’s Data61 based in Brisbane who spends his time thinking about how people make choices and plan for an uncertain future. Stefan leads the Data61 Insight team – a group of researchers and consultants who examine digital economy trends, risks and opportunities.

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Gaia Grant

Company director, author, researcher and consultant. Gaia is the co-founder and managing director of Tirian International Consulting, and the author of a number of books including the breakthrough new book The Innovation Race: How to change a culture to change the game, along with international bestseller Who Killed Creativity?… And How Can We Get it Back?:

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Masha Gessen

Author, journalist and 2017 Guggenheim Fellow. Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of ten books of nonfiction, most recently The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, to be published in October 2017.

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Susan Forde

Director of the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research. Susan is known for her work on community and independent media forms and the connections between social movements and media. She is the Chief Investigator on a current ARC project investigating community representations of the land rights movement in Queensland.

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Hanifa Deen

Hanifa Deen is a Melbourne-based award -winning author and social commentator of Pakistani-Muslim ancestry who writes narrative non-fiction.

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Bryan Dawe

Bryan has enjoyed a long, successful career writing and performing on national radio, television and film. Best-known for his work with the late John Clarke on the ABC’s 7.30 Report where they pricked the balloons of the nation’s alleged political leaders. Bryan was also a cast member and writer of the critically acclaimed and highly successful spoof of the Sydney Olympics, the ABC TV series The Games.

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Jeffrey Bleich

Jeffrey Bleich served as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013, and as Special Counsel to President Obama in the White House. In 2016 he was named one of the United States’ 500 most influential lawyers by the LawDragon 500. Based in Silicon Valley, he specialises in resolving complex international disputes and advising institutions on cyber-security and technology issues.

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Roy Baumeister

One of the world’s most influential psychologists. Roy F. Baumeister is currently professor of psychology at the University of Queensland as well as at Florida State University. Roy’s research spans multiple topics, including self and identity, self-regulation, interpersonal rejection and the need to belong, sexuality and gender, aggression, self-esteem, meaning, and self-presentation.

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Kenan Malik

United Kingdom| Bestselling author, journalist and commentator. Kenan has presented Analysis, on BBC Radio 4, and Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3’s wonderful arts and ideas programme and The Moral Maze. He has written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries. His latest book is The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics.

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Kylie Lang

Kylie Lang is an award-winning journalist and presenter. As Associate Editor of The Courier Mail, Queensland’s metropolitan daily newspaper, she specialises in social issues reporting, delivering front-page exclusives and long-form features.

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Rowan Callick

Rowan Callick is an author and columnist. He has three times worked as China Correspondent, once for The Australian Financial Review and twice for The Australian, completing his last posting in April this year.

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Cathy Van Extel

Cathy is a reporter and producer for Radio National Breakfast based in Brisbane. She is a journalist with more than 20 years experience in radio reporting, presenting and documentary making.

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Virginia Haussegger

Virginia Haussegger AM is Director of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation and BroadAgenda’s Chief Editor, at the University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA), where she is an Adjunct Professor.

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Clare Press

Clare Press is a journalist, podcaster and ethical fashion activist. She is the author of Wardrobe Crisis, named one of The Age’s Best Books of 2016. In 2018, she was named Vogue Australia’s sustainability editor.

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Emma Donovan

Emma Donovan is a passionate singer, songwriter and collaborative vocal artist whose musical expression is a fusion of roots, reggae and soul.

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Marilyn Waring

Marilyn is a renowned feminist, political economist, and author. Professor of Public Policy at AUT University in New Zealand, Marilyn’s seminal text Counting for Nothing/If Women Counted (University of Toronto Press) was the subject of award winning documentary Who’s Counting – Marilyn Waring on sex, lies and global economics.

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Seth Stephens Davidowitz

Seth is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a visiting lecturer at The Wharton School, and a former Google data scientist. His research – which uses new, big data sources to uncover hidden behaviours and attitudes – has appeared in the Journal of Public Economics and other prestigious publications. He lives in New York City.

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Lior

Lior is one of Australia’s most successful singer-songwriters, renowned for his beautiful voice and songs that radiate truth and sincerity. Lior burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album – Autumn Flow.

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Matt Beard

Matt is a husband, dad, pop culture nerd, moral philosopher and ethicist. Matt is a Fellow at the Ethics Centre and the resident philosopher for the kids ethics podcast Short & Curly.

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Jodie Ginsberg

Jodie is the chief executive of global freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship. Index publishes works by censored writers and artists in an award-winning global quarterly magazine and campaigns against censorship worldwide.

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Julian Baggini

Julian Baggini is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 books including A Short History of Truth, Freedom Regained, The Ego Trick, The Edge of Reason and most recently How The World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy.

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Tom Switzer

Tom Switzer is the Executive Director at the Centre for Independent Studies, host of Between the Lines on the ABC’s Radio National and a Fairfax columnist.

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Jean H Lee

Jean an award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer, commentator and expert on North Korea who serves as director of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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Fiona Kerr

Fiona researches, speaks and consults on a range of topics including the neuroscience of human-human and human-technology interaction, neurogenesis, and leadership. She augmented early degrees in Psychology and Anthropology with a PhD that combines cognitive neuroscience and complex systems engineering in order to investigate the patterns she saw in flourishing systems and capable leaders.

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Anne Summers AO

Special event 23 Oct – Dr Anne Summers AO is a best-selling author, journalist and thoughtleader with a long career in politics, the media, business and the nongovernment sector in Australia, Europe and the United States.

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Graeme Samuel

Graeme is a Professorial Fellow in Monash University’s Business School and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. Graeme has held a number of roles in public life including former Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

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Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire is a Zimbabwean clergyman who founded the 2016 #ThisFlag citizen’s Movement that challenges corruption and injustice in Zimbabwe. As a result of his viral facebook videos, this grassroots movement prompted strikes and protests against the Zimbabwean government.

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Paul Mazerolle

Professor Paul Mazerolle is Pro Vice Chancellor of the Arts, Education and Law Group at Griffith University, a position he has held since 2009. He has led and chaired Integrity 20 since its inception in 2014.

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Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As the anchor of the ABC’s flagship current affairs program, 7.30, she has interviewed dozens of world leaders and celebrities. Leigh is the winner of two Walkley Awards; the author of the books Detainee 002 and On Doubt; and the co-host of a popular podcast called Chat 10, Looks 3 with Annabel Crabb.

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Emma Dean

Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. She has performed in North America, Germany, Costa Rica and all over Australia, and has released over ten independent original albums.

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A C Grayling

A.C. Grayling is the Master of the New College of the Humanities, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas, and essays.

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Deline Briscoe

Deline hails from Gugu Yalanji country in the Daintree rainforest. Her career started at the age of 17 with the Briscoe Sisters in Cairns. She soon established herself as one of Australia’s finest Indigenous female singers.

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Pamela Williams

Pamela Williams is an investigative journalist. She has won six Walkleys including the Gold Walkley, plus the Graham Perkin Journalist of the Year award, the Quill award, and the George Munster award. She has written two best-sellers: the political book The Victory; and business book, Killing Fairfax, a
Walkley winner.

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Charles Sampford

Professor Charles Sampford is Griffith University’s foundation dean and professor of law and research professor in ethics. He is convenor or the Integrity Roundtables.

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Madonna King

Madonna is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels at News Limited and the ABC. She has written seven books, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth.

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Hugh Mackay AO

Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and bestselling author of 19 books, including The Good Life, The Art of Belonging, Beyond Belief and his latest, Australia Reimagined, published in May.

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Stan Grant

Stan Grant is one of Australia’s most respected and awarded journalists. He has more than 30 years experience in radio and television news and current affairs and a strong reputation for independence and integrity.

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Shami Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti is one of the UK’s best known campaigners. She served as Director of Liberty for more than a decade gaining a reputation for her fearless campaigning against anti-terrorist measures and the erosion of civil liberties.

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