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Do You or Don't You: Give, Bribe, Buy, Care?

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.

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The 2014 Alumni Speaker Series is here

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?

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NEW! Everyday Ethics

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

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Return to Cranlana

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.

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Medicine & Society Symposium returns in 2014

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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Sitting on a great idea? How about nine months and $100,000 to make it hatch?

A Myer Innovation Fellowship could provide you with the unrestricted time and support needed to develop your ground-breaking idea into a plan for action.

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Cranlana moves to the 21st Century. Now on Twitter!

Finally! Have a look at our twitter feed @Cranlana for interesting links to articles pertaining to the Colloquium readings.

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Why Meritocracy Fails Women

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.

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Cranlana on the Air

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.

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Ethical Challenges in the ADF

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.

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