UTSpeaks: To Survive Ourselves - What must individuals, industry and communities do to safeguard a sustainable future?

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Aug. 3, 2010

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

The Great Hall, Level 5, UTS Tower Building Broadway, Sydney


Are we at a major tipping point in the experience of humanity on Earth, one that requires a world-wide re-think on how we run our economies, our lifestyles, ourselves?
How much should we blame governments for the failure of the Copenhagen climate summit and can we afford to indulge in an anticlimactic loss of optimism, global collaboration and cohesive action?

Featuring three leading thinkers in sustainability, you are invited to participate in a fascinating panel discussion that considers where we have arrived in history and how we must deal with the social, industrial, and environmental challenges facing us.

Special Guest Moderator Emily Rice, National Environment Reporter, Network 10

Professor Dexter Dunphy
Dexter Dunphy has an international reputation for thought leadership, research and consulting in corporate sustainability and the management of organisational change. He has held visiting professorships at major international universities and several of his 24 books are business best sellers. Dexter is a member of the Westpac Community Consultative Council and was Foundation Director of the Centre for Corporate Change at the Australian Graduate School of Management. Dexter actively supports and documents sustainability initiatives in leading Australian companies.

Professor Jim Falk
Jim Falk is Director of the Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Melbourne.  He is also Director of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Climate Theme and a visiting professor at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies in Yokohama. Jim recently launched his latest co-authored book Worlds in Transition: Evolving Governance Across a Stressed Planet.

Professor Thomas Clarke
A regular media commentator on the causes and consequences of the global financial crisis, Thomas Clarke is a Professor of Management and Director of the UTS Centre for Corporate Governance. He leads an inter-disciplinary team of researchers examining international comparative corporate governance, the financial aspects of corporate governance and the legal and ethical aspects of corporate sustainability.

The Great Hall
Level 5, UTS Tower Building Broadway, Sydney

UTS is only ten minutes walk from Central Station, Eddy Avenue and Railway Square bus stops.
Parking is available for those with a disability or special need to drive: Peter Johnson Building, Basement Car Park, 702-730 Harris St. Ultimo.

UTSPEAKS: is a free public lecture series presented by UTS experts discussing a range of important issues confronting contemporary Australia


Free - includes complementry drinks - Please register by 2 August


Register with Robert Button
+61 2 9514 1734