Please note all these events have been completed.

Code: 66  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs
Thursday, May 17 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Great Hall, Sydney University, The Quadrangle, Off Science Road, Glebe Venue & Transport Info
Loretta Napoleoni, Chad Harbach, John Keane, Simon Tormey (facilitator)
Download to Calendar
Print Page
Ever since Occupy Wall Street began on September 17, 2011 in Zucotti Park near Wall Street in New York, the idea of 99 per cent standing up against the 1 per cent who control the wealth and monopolise global decision-making has taken off around the world. Will this movement last? Can it change the world? How can writers engage? Italian writer on economics and politics and author of Maonomics, Rogue Economics and 10 Years That Shook the World, Loretta Napoleoni is a strong supporters of the movement. Chad Harbach, author of the stunning debut novel The Art of Fielding is one of hundreds of authors to join Occupy Writers. John Keane, founder of the Sydney Democracy Initiative, coined the term “monitory democracy” to describe the phenomenon of permanent public scrutiny by citizens. They talk to the University of Sydney’s Simon Tormey.

Presented with the University of Sydney.

Change from printed program: The event has changed time from 6.30-8.00pm to 8.00-9.30pm.

Loretta Napoleoni (International)

Loretta Napoleoni is the author of Rogue Economics, Terror Incorporated, Insurgent Iraq, Ten Years That Shook the World and Maonomics. She is an expert on terrorist financing and money laundering, as well as a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky and the BBC, and a columnist for several European financial papers including El Pais, The Guardian and Le Monde.

Supported by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

Also appearing at...
John Keane (Australian)

John Keane was born in Australia and educated at the universities of Adelaide, Toronto and Cambridge. He is professor of politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. In 1989 he founded the Centre for the Study of Democracy in London. During his many years of residence in Britain, The Times ranked John as one of Britain’s leading political thinkers and writers whose work has "worldwide importance". John’s latest book is The Life and Death of Democracy.

Simon Tormey (Australian)

Professor Simon Tormey is the head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Simon is the author of numerous books and articles including Making Sense of Tyranny:Interpretations of totalitarianism and anti-capitalism. His current research and teaching interests are global civil society, contemporary political theory and global politics. Simon is co-editor of Reappraising the Political, a monograph series with Manchester University Press, and associate editor of the international peer-assessed journal Contemporary Political Theory.

Chad Harbach (International)

Chad Harbach is the author of one of the most talked about novels of 2011, The Art of Fielding. He grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Harvard in 1997. He was a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia, where he received an MFA in Fiction in 2004. He is currently the executive editor of n+1, which he co-founded, and lives in Brooklyn.

Also appearing at...