Strategy & Culture at the University of Melbourne
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Citizen science projects are becoming increasingly popular, offering everyone the chance to get involved in scientific research. In the Faculty of Science’s first Dean’s Lecture of 2021, hear more about this community-minded manner of conducting surveys, experiments and environmental interventions. Learn about the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program, winner of the 2020 Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science, along with other citizen science projects and researchers.
The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and the Laureate Program in Comparative Constitutional Law invite you to join a panel discussion and book launch to celebrate the publication of Carolyn Evans and Adrienne Stone, Open Minds: Academic Freedom and Freedom of Speech in Australia.
The book is a response to the alarms raised over basic freedoms in universities. It investigates recent controversies, delivering into history, core values and purposes of a university. Evans and Stone explain why universities have given high protection to certain freedoms, and how competing legal, ethical and practical claims can restrict freedom of expression. Open Minds is a crisp, timely and definitive look at the complex topic of freedom in Australian Universities.
Chaired by Jade Roberts, Melbourne Law School, the panel includes Glyn Davis AC, CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, and Distinguished Professor Political Science at The Australian National University, Katharine Gelber, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Queensland and Andrew Norton, Professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy, Australian National University.
Carolyn Evans is the Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University. Adrienne Stone is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow at Melbourne Law School.
‘[A] necessary book, speaking to a difficult moment for universities, providing clarity and support for fundamental freedoms on campus.’ - Glyn Davis.