Registrations are now open for the Perth Cranlana Conversations. These five events are a chance for alumni to continue their conversations about the good society and reconnect with the Cranlana Programme.
In his address to Cranlana alumni last week the Chief Scientist called for greater research funding and closer ties with business. While acknowldeging the tragedy of reducing research capital, former University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor David Penington sees the scarcity of venture capital funding in Australia as a bigger challenge.
In his address to Cranlana alumni on Tuesday night Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, asked those attending to consider the Australia of 2025.
Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, will address the challenge of preparing the nation for an uncertain future in our second Alumni Speakers Series event on Tuesday 27 May 2014.
After an excellent opening evening with Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE of Business in the Community in April, evenings in May, July, and August promise to be great with interesting speakers on a range of topics
What a fabulous couple of days were had wrangling with everyday ethical issues in RMIT’s historic Emily McPherson Building! Do you or don’t you give to people asking for money in the street? Do you or don’t you bribe when doing business overseas where bribery is an accepted form of transaction? Do you or don’t you buy clothing when it may have been made by people working in slave labour type conditions? And do you or don’t you care about any of this?
On the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, a panel with representatives from Melbourne Fashion Festival, Oxfam Australian and the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) will debate the ethical question for consumers – to buy or not to buy clothing from Bangladesh. Organised by the Cranlana Programme and RMIT College of Business. Admission free and all welcome.
On 30 April 2014, 6pm, at Cranlana, Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE, Vice President of Business in the Community, a UK business-community outreach charity, one of the Prince's Charities of Charles, Prince of Wales, that promotes responsible business, CSR and corporate responsibility, will ask the question: What do business leaders need to do to retain/rebuild the trust of society?
Living an ethical life means more than having lofty ideals – it involves responding in the best possible way to practical common-day problems. So what do we do when confronted by daily situations that require values based decisions? How do we respond ethically? Find out in this exciting new series
After being part of a Cranlana Colloquium, alumni often ask about further opportunities to participate in our unique, moderator-led courses. To meet this demand, last year we introduced the Cranlana Advanced series, which offers opportunities for alumni members to take part in two-day events tailored to follow on from the Colloquium.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Medicine & Society Symposium, we are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 event, which will be held from Friday 28 February to Saturday 1 March. Places are limited, so we advise booking early.
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Finally! Have a look at our twitter feed @Cranlana for interesting links to articles pertaining to the Colloquium readings.
It all sounds convincing. Reward people exclusively on merit and the result will be higher quality and greater fairness. Surely the under-representation of women will be redressed and the best and brightest will rise to the top? Not so, says Fiona Jenkins, a philosopher in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Merit tends to be defined in a way that perpetuates existing structures.
Tune in to Radio National’s Big Ideas, to hear the Cranlana Programme Alumni Speaker Series. This year's talks are available to download from the ABC website.
In the latest talk for the Cranlana speaker series Australia’s head of the Australian Defence Forces, General David Hurley, explored some of the ethical problems that confront the military. He said that ethics is taught to soldiers principally through the use of case studies, an approach designed to provide practical guidelines for real life moral dilemmas.