INTEGRITY 20 VIRTUAL SCHOOLS
Thu 22 Oct, 2020
INTEGRITY 20 VIRTUAL SCHOOLS
Thu 22 Oct, 2020
Thu 22 Oct, 2020
Thu 22 Oct, 9.30 AM – 12.45 PM
Times of great crisis and upheaval hold a mirror to society. They expose fragilities: of our social and political structures, our businesses and institutions, our relationship with the natural world. They compound inequalities and amplify bias.
By contrast, they can also bring out the very best in humanity, inspire creativity and innovation, and provide opportunity and impetus to change.
Integrity 20’20 & Beyond seeks to understand this remarkable moment in time and illuminate the path to future possibilities.
The program caters for students in years 10, 11 and 12 and features talks, conversations, performance and break-out/Q&A sessions. It is a unique and an unmissable opportunity to hear new perspectives, and consider the big issues shaping our lives and futures.
Please note, Integrity 20’20 is an online event. Details for accessing the program will be provided after registration.
MORNING SESSION9.30 - 10.30 AM
CHRIS TAMWOY is a songwriter and musician with both Eastern and Western Torres Strait Islander blood running through his veins.
Chris’s distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand for gigs across Australia, the USA, ongoing media appearances and documentary features. In 2016 national TV audiences watched Chris make his way through to the grand finals of Australia’s Got Talent, and 2018 saw him on TV weekly as a judge on All Together Now.
Having played some of Australia’s largest music festivals he often surprises crowds with sensational on-stage collaborations. He has also represented proudly at high profile events such as G’day USA Gala, Los Angeles and National Indigenous Music Awards where he was awarded 2016 Young Indigenous Musician of The Year. 2018 saw an inspired performance and Acknowledgment of Country and People at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, collaborating with Colin Hay, Aloe Blacc, Birds of Tokyo and many more talented musicians.
ON THE WAY OUT: FROM THE GLOBAL HUNT FOR A VACCINE TO IMMUNITY PASSPORTS
PROF NIGEL MCMILLAN is an infectious diseases expert, named by the Australian Science Media Centre as one of Australia’s most prominent voices of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is an internationally recognised expert in the area of human papillomavirus, gene editing and gene silencing. Read more
As we enter our seventh month of pandemic, the world is increasingly pinning hopes on an effective vaccine. There are some promising contenders among the 170 candidates currently in development.
At the same time, the hunt for a vaccine, and its subsequent dissemination, come with many ethical questions. The emerging vaccine arms race – with glory, money and political power the prizes – has highlighted an urgent need for global cooperation and integrity.
Where is the science currently? And if once we do have an effective vaccine, how do we navigate the social, political, economic, and other hurdles to ensure its equitable distribution?
In the meantime — however long that may be — how should we live with this ever-present threat? What strategies and tools might we use to see a return to vibrant and prosperous societies?
ON LOCKDOWN AND HUMAN RIGHTS: SUSPENDED OR UPENDED
SISONKE MSIMANG is a South African writer. She is the author of two books – Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home; and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela. Sisonke’s TED talk, If a story moves you, act on it, has been viewed more than 1.4 million times. Read more
Extraordinary measures have been enforced around the world in order to protect and preserve health. Yet in many places citizens have chafed against these new rules, arguing that many impinge on fundamental human rights and have the potential to persist well after the threat has ended. Some also assert that states are using the measures as an excuse to curb basic rights, silence dissent, and consolidate power.
In places like America and Australia, arguments have ranged from seemingly absurd claims that being forced to wear a mask is a human rights violation, to more complex concerns that lockdown restrictions are a barrier to peaceful protest — protest that’s vital to expression of democratic rights.
More worryingly, in places like South Africa and Zimbabwe, police and military operations that have taken place under cover of COVID have resulted in detentions and deaths.
How far are we prepared to go to protect our health, and what are the implications for the global human rights movement?
HEY SIRI, WHAT NEXT?
ON DESIGNING OUR FUTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY
ELLEN BROAD is a data expert, writer and academic. She is author of Made by Humans: The AI Condition and is currently a Senior Fellow with the 3A Institute, within the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Australian National University. Read more
As cases of COVID-19 spread across the world, fervent conversations about the potential for technology in managing the pandemic abounded: AI could be a surrogate doctor and predict the spread of transmission, drones could monitor citizens’ temperatures, and apps could trace our every move. Global lockdowns profoundly changed our relationship with the technologies in our lives: in work, learning, and connecting with the people we love.
Untried, untested solutions were being proposed and deployed at dizzying speed. The cracks that we’ve ignored for decades began to widen, reigniting conversations about responsible and ethical tech, and the growing power and influence of the industry giants.
What possible futures should we demand of the technologies and platforms that shape our societies? And how do we steer in that direction?
ON THE BUSINESS OF CHANGING THE WORLD
PROF INGRID BURKETT is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation. She has contributed to the design of policy and processes in diverse fields, including community development, local economic development, disability, procurement and social investment. Read more
We find ourselves at a unique juncture of change, challenge and opportunity. Climate change, technology, the future of work, inequality, environmental strain, social unrest.
We need new solutions to rise to these challenges and opportunities. How can business take a leading role in social progress, and be a force for change and positive impact?
The ‘business of changing the world’ is presented in partnership with Griffith Business School.
ON THE UNITED STATES: CORRUPTION AND A COUNTRY IN CRISIS?
SARAH CHAYES is internationally recognized for her innovative thinking on corruption and its implications. Her remarkable trajectory has led her from reporting from Paris for National Public Radio and covering the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan to running a soap factory in downtown Kandahar in the midst of a reigniting insurgency. Read more
“Money is the dominant measure of social achievement, no matter where it comes from or how it is obtained. It’s not about need; it’s about winning. To compete in this race — for zeroes, in bank accounts — elites are rewriting the rules in their favour. They are rigging the system. That is what ordinary people mean by “corruption”.”
After more than a decade working to understand corruption in developing countries such as Afghanistan and Nigeria, Sarah Chayes turned her lens on her own country: The United States of America. Her research revealed, as it did in other countries, that corruption lies at the root of many US crises: from economic meltdowns, unemployment and homelessness, to the disproportionately high toll of COVID, and the systematic mistreatment of black people, and other subordinated groups. She learned that today’s corruption is part of a global network, and a history going back to the invention of money itself.
With an issue that is so vast, complex and pervasive, how can we begin to move towards a more honest and equitable world? What values do we want our society to honour? And what actions can each of us take?
PAULO DE SOUZA
ON THE FUTURE OF HUMANS IN SPACE
PROF PAULO DE SOUZA is a physicist with a PhD in Natural Sciences. He was a collaborating scientist on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers Project, contributing to the design, production, deployment, and operation of a sensor used by two rovers on Mars: Spirit and Opportunity.
With all that’s been going on of late, you could be forgiven if you missed the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in May: the first commercial company ever to launch astronauts into space, the first ‘self-driving’ spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station, and the first with a reusable rocket. It was an exciting and aspirational event that reminded us to pause, look up, marvel at ingenuity and imagine a future beyond Earth.
Humans have a long-held fascination with exploring and colonizing space. The next great leap for humankind. How close are we to interplanetary civilization? Why should we care about it?
With consideration for issues like planetary ownership and protection, ecoterrorism, and armed conflict, what laws, treaties, and ethics should govern activities outside the earth’s atmosphere? How can we be sure the benefits are seen by all?
BREAKOUT SESSION 111 - 11.45 AM
IN CONVERSATION / Q&A
PROFESSOR NIGEL MCMILLAN is an infectious diseases expert, named by the Australian Science Media Centre as one of Australia’s most prominent voices of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He is an internationally recognised expert in the area of human papillomavirus, gene editing and gene silencing. He is interested in the infectious causes of cancer. Nearly ⅓ of all cancers are caused by viruses, bacteria and other microorganisms. He discovered the receptor for the human papillomavirus (HPV), has developed novel treatments for cancers caused by HPV, and has designed a range of novel nanoparticle delivery systems for gene silencing and editing treatments.
Nigel is the program director of infectious diseases and immunology at the Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University.
DR MIKE TODOROVIC is a senior lecturer of anatomy & physiology within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Griffith University. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and has a passion for science communication. Dr Mike has a successful YouTube channel and Podcast called Dr Matt & Dr Mike where he explores how the human body works. He also hosts a fortnightly ABC radio segment on the weird and wonderful things our bodies do and has recurrent guest appearances on Channel 10’s kids’ science show Scope.
IN CONVERSATION / Q&A
SISONKE MSIMANG was born in exile to South African parents—a freedom fighter and an accountant—and raised in Zambia, Kenya and Canada before studying in the US. Her family returned to South Africa after apartheid was abolished.
Sisonke is the author of two books – Always Another Country: A memoir of exile and home; and The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela. She is the head of the oral storytelling programme at Perth’s Centre for Stories, and curates the Perth Festival’s Literature and Ideas programme.
Sisonke has held fellowships at Yale University, the Aspen Institute and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera and many other publications. She has a masters degree in political science and a bachelor of arts in politics and communication studies.
PROFESSOR SUSAN FORDE is director of the Centre for Social and Cultural Research and chair of Integrity 20 at Griffith University.
She 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. Susan has recently conducted a national review of the Australian community broadcasting sector’s National Training Program.
PANEL / Q&A
Presented in partnership with Griffith Business School
PROF INGRID BURKETT is a social designer, designing processes, products and knowledge that deepen social impact and facilitate social innovation. She has contributed to the design of policy and processes in a diversity of fields, including community development, local economic development, disability, procurement and social investment. Ingrid led the foundation of social procurement in Australia, is one of the co-founders of Social Procurement Australasia and provided much groundwork for Australia’s entry into social and impact investment with her research.
Ingrid is co-director of the The Yunus Centre at Griffith University.
PROF OF PRACTICE ALEX HANNANT has experience in impact investment, innovation process, strategy, program design and development, partnering and collective action approaches. He brings creativity, pragmatism and a drive for problem solving to every situation. Before Griffith University, he was CEO of Akina Foundation – New Zealand’s primary support organisation for
Alex is co-director of the The Yunus Centre at Griffith University.
DR ELISE STEPHENSON is an award-winning researcher, strategist and entrepreneur and regular contributor to TV, radio and various publications. Elise has led major programs for Australia’s largest public diplomacy initiative, Australia Now. She has worked across countries such as Laos, Brunei, Cambodia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Morocco, Spain, and Turkey, and has deep links with remote and regional Australia.
Elise is the co-founder of Australian strategic design agency, the Social Good Outpost.
BREAKOUT SESSION 212 - 12.45 PM
PAULO DE SOUZA
IN CONVERSATION / Q&A
PROFESSOR PAULO DE SOUZA is a physicist with a PhD in Natural Sciences. He was a collaborating scientist on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers Project, contributing to the design, production, deployment, and operation of a sensor used by two rovers on Mars; Spirit and Opportunity.
Paulo’s research interests lie in the area of micro-sensing where he explores the applications of his instruments across different fields of science and in industry, including ICT and space. He has had ongoing engagement with NASA through data analysis using machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms, leading to groundbreaking discoveries.
Paulo is currently head of the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University. Before joining Griffith he was science leader of CSIRO’s Data61 team, leading the Global Initiative for Honey Bee Health and the development of ‘backpacks for bees’, high-tech micro sensors that track bee movement.
Paulo was born in Brazil and grew up in the Amazon. He once considered an Olympic career in Judo.
DR HUGH BREAKEY is a senior research fellow at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law. His works explore the ethical challenges arising in such diverse fields as peacekeeping, institutional governance, climate change, sustainable tourism, safety industries, private property, medicine, and international law. He has taught philosophy and ethics at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Bond University. Since 2013, Hugh has served as president of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics.
DESIGNING A FUTURE WITH TECHNOLOGY
ELLEN BROAD is a Senior Fellow with the 3A Institute at Australian National University. Previous roles have included head of technical delivery for the Consumer Data Standards program with CSIRO’s Data61, head of policy for the Open Data Institute (ODI), ministerial adviser on data to a senior UK cabinet minister and manager of digital policy and projects for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions in the Netherlands.
Ellen is a member of the Australian government’s Data Advisory Council and author of Made by Humans: the AI Condition which was included in The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 and Highly Commended in the ACT’s Book of the Year.
A board game she created with Jeni Tennison, CEO of the Open Data Institute, is being played in 19 countries.
DR DAVID TUFFLEY is a recognized expert and commentator on the social impact of technology. He is a senior lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the UK, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals.
David came to the tech world from the Humanities, having studied Psychology, Anthropology and English literature. David’s formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education, Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology. David also completed an Associate Diploma in Health Surveying at the Queensland Institute of Technology, working as a Health Surveyor in Ayr and Charleville (1978-1981).
REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED
WHO SHOULD TUNE IN?
Students studying business and economics, humanities and social sciences, information and communication technologies and sciences. And anyone who enjoys thoughtful conversation on issues that concern us all.
When: Thu 22 Oct, 2020, 9.30am – 12.45pm
Cost: Free. There is no charge for students or teachers in 2020.
How to register
1. Complete the online registration below, nominating the maximum number of students.
2. We will contact you to confirm how many places we can offer your students. You will be given an opportunity to review numbers and nominate preferred Q&A sessions if applicable.
3. Once the registration is finalised we will send instructions for accessing the program and be happy to answer any questions to ensure that the virtual experience is as seamless as possible.
We can’t wait to welcome you and your students to our first ever virtual schools program in October.