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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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.
The Australian Financial Review’s International Editor, Tony Walker, considered the issue of asylum seekers in his column on 6 August 2013. Tony, a Cranlana alumnus of the July 2013 colloquium, quotes Garrett Hardin’s hypothetical lifeboat example, in which 50 people are in a boat and another 100 are in the sea. This, he says, is an analogy of the asylum seeker situation.
Victoria’s Public Advocate, Colleen Pearce, has presented a bleak view of the situation in the State’s prisons at the most recent Cranlana Alumni Series talks held on July 10. She noted that forty two per cent of men and 33 per cent of all women in prison have an acquired brain injury. Yet there is only one clinician who specialises in treating the condition. Our prisons, it seems, are punishing the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Our first in our Alumni Speaker Series was Scott Borg speaking on the Cyber Challenge and how war and economics are being transformed by computerisation.
Alumni members who have been requesting a “next step” will be delighted to hear that we are offering a two-day symposium, Cranlana Advanced. The two-day event is designed to be the next stage after the Colloquium and will be the first in a series of shorter, intensive Alumni programmes. Using the Colloquium round-table discussion format, this symposium will specifically focus on Power and Society.