Event type: Panel
Date: Monday 24 September 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School (F10), Eastern Avenue (next to Fisher library, either University Ave or City Rd Entrance)
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Please note: while there is some parking available at New Law Building carpark, Shepherd Street carpark, Broadway and some street parking, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.
The radical threat posed by global warming poses a profound challenge to every vocation. At the core of every profession, from engineering to accountancy to law to journalism, is the idea of providing expertise in service to the public good. Professionals must act ethically, in accordance with relevant codes and standards. But with the whole system under challenge from the possible collapse of the natural systems that support life on earth, are these ethics be sufficient?
Is it possible to be an ethical professional while also providing advice that supports fossil fuel companies? How are professional standards and codes of ethics shifting in response to the catastrophic threat posed by climate change? How have certain professionals been implicated in perpetuating and legitimising environmentally destructive acts?
This outstanding panel will consider these and other profound questions facing all professionals in the age of global warming.
Tuesday 25 September
Theoretical physicist Peter Skands takes us on a tour of the experiments performed at The Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
Wednesday 17 October
A panel, featuring international expert Eric Holt-Gimenez, explore how social movements across the globe are transforming systems for food and farming sustainability.
Tuesday 23 October
Professor Marcella Frangipane shares important new insights into the birth of early state societies in the greater Mesopotamian world.
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