Conflict the focus of this year’s Investigator

International peace has declined to the lowest level in decades, fuelled by post-Covid 19 economic downturns, global hunger sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy scarcity and climate-related natural disasters.

So, what is the fallout of these global emergencies and how well equipped are we to respond to and combat future crises?

The 2022 Investigator Lecture will commence with a special keynote from Reverend Tim Costello – one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought-after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.

The lecture, being held in the Adelaide Town Hall on Thursday 8 September, will have Reverend Costello offering his thoughts on the war in Ukraine, ongoing conflicts around the world and emergencies triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, having far-reaching global impacts on business, trade, political landscapes, societal health and people’s wellbeing.

Following the keynote Reverend Costello will be joined by our panel of experts and delve into current conflicts that are exacerbating already difficult challenges, from the impact of climate change on public health to the inequality and distribution of resources.

Facilitated by award winning TV journalist Jessica Adamson, panel members include Executive Director of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) Professor Leonard Notaras AO and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director of the Torrens Resilience Initiative, Professor Paul Arbon AM and Adelaide ABC News reporter Eric Tlozek.

The Investigator Lecture is an important part of Flinders University’s public education program and our contribution towards the cultural life of South Australia.

It is also the showcase piece to our 2022 Fearless Conversations series, our thought-provoking and inspiring live panel discussions examining a range of industries to showcase innovation, creativity and to create a fearless future for our state.

Event details:

  • Thursday 8 September, 2022
  • Auditorium, Adelaide Town Hall
  • 6pm start

For more information and to register to attend, click here:

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