If you couldn’t attend Flinders University’s annual Investigator Lecture on 8 September, you can now listen to recordings of the entire event online.
The 2022 Investigator Lecture commenced with a special keynote address from Reverend Tim Costello – one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought-after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.
During the lecture, conducted in the Adelaide Town Hall, Reverend Costello offered his thoughts on current crises across the globe, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the war in Ukraine and famine threatening East Africa.
Afterwards, Reverend Costello was joined by a panel of experts who delved into these current conflicts and their impact on communities. Facilitated by award winning TV journalist Jessica Adamson, the panel featrued Executive Director of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Professor Leonard Notaras AO; Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor and Director of the Torrens Resilience Initiative, Professor Paul Arbon AM; and Adelaide ABC News reporter Eric Tlozek.
Before The Investigator Lecture, Flinders celebrated the winners of its inaugural Fearless Conversations From Our Next Generation competition. The three winning students joined Interim Executive Director, Communications, Marketing and Engagement Sarah Walsh on stage to discuss a range of important topics.
The winning students had submitted videos about their fearless ideas about how to create a better future for all Australians.
The students – Melina Gaffey and Lucy Scinto of Marryatville High School and Chloe McPherson of Investigator College – spoke to topics they are passionate about, including mental health, sex education in schools and raising the age of criminal responsibility.
To catch this discussion, watch the recording here.