Inside the dirty politics of climate change: Clive Hamilton at Sydney Ideas
17 April 2007
Best-selling author and social commentator Clive Hamilton will go behind the scenes of the hottest debate in Australia when he discusses the “dirty politics” of climate change next Tuesday at Sydney Ideas, the University of Sydney’s international public lecture series.
In his lecture titled “Inside the Dirty Politics of Climate Change”, Hamilton will reveal exactly why the Federal Government has opposed the Kyoto Protocol so fiercely and will look at the true impact of the fossil-fuel lobby groups on environmental policy.
The author of the soon-to-be released Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change (Black Inc.) will also expose the backroom deals that have shaped climate change policy and the power players who have had the most influence.
In this timely Sydney Ideas lecture, Hamilton promises to present new behind-the-scenes information on climate change, which is certain to be one of the most important issues at the upcoming Federal election.
As executive director of the Canberra-based think tank the Australia Institute, Clive Hamilton has been an active participant and observer of climate change policy over recent years. He is one of Australia’s leading social commentators, author of the 2003’s Growth Fetish, co-author with Richard Dennis of Affluenza and co-editor with Sarah Maddison of this year’s Silencing Dissent.
Clive Hamilton will be introduced to the Sydney Ideas stage by Professor Frank Stilwell, Professor of Political Economy in the School of Economics and Political Science at the University of Sydney.
SydneyIdeas event details:
What: “Inside the Dirty Politics of Climate Change”: Clive Hamilton at Sydney Ideas, the University of Sydney’s international public lecture series.
When: 6.30pm, Tuesday, 24 April, 2007
Where: The Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr Cleveland St and City Rd, The University of Sydney.
Cost: $20/$15 concession. A limited number of free tickets are available for University of Sydney staff and students. (Please check with Seymour Centre box office for availability.)
Bookings: (02) 9351 7940
For more information: http://www.usyd.edu.au/sydneyideas
Upcoming Sydney Ideas lecture
Highly-respected UK-based citizenship expert and author Professor Sir Bernard Crick will discuss “Citizenship and Democracy: Republicanism or Liberalism” at the Seymour Theatre Centre on Monday, 30 April, 2007, as part of the Sydney Ideas lecture series.
Sir Bernard Crick is Emeritus Professor of Politics and Fellow of Birkbeck College, London, and is the author of In Defence ofPolitics and Essays on Citizenship and Democracy: a very shortbook and was citizenship adviser to the UK Department for Education from 1998 to 2001. This Sydney Ideas lecture will be co-presented with the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Phone: 02 9036 7842