Wherever you are right now, whether it’s your home office, kitchen table or lounge room, we wanted to deliver you the sort of thoughtful policy and political discussion that you’ve come to expect from the Chifley Research Centre.
Over the next couple of months, we will be holding a series of online events looking beyond our current crisis and debating some of the big issues facing social democracy.
Today we are announcing the first four events in our Chifley Conversations series and I hope you will follow the links below to join us for some of these exciting events.
Thursday 23 April – 12pm
The Power of Speech – communication in a time of crisis
Throughout history, societies have turned to the words of their leaders at times of crisis. The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of clear and transparent communications. How are Leaders and Governments around the world communicating in this crisis? What are they doing well and not so well?
Wednesday 29 April – 1pm
UnTrumping America – Rebuilding American Democracy
With Dan Pfeiffer – Presenter Pod Save America, former White House Communications Director and author of Yes We (Still) Can and Untrumping America.
In conversation with Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre – Brett Gale.
Tuesday May 5 – 5pm
A Social Democratic Future? The Case for Government
Responses to both the COVID-19 and Bushfire crises have highlighted the importance of government policies and programs in a time of crisis. However, for 40 years we’ve been told that “big government is not the answer” leading to increased distrust in the role of government. Can social democrats build on this renewed focus on the positives of government action to make a compelling case for a new social compact?
Tuesday May 12 – 5pm
The Road to Recovery
Governments around the world have embarked on unprecedented economic stimulus packages to simply get us through the current health and economic crises. Once the crisis is over and we are on the road to recovery what will need to be done for the long term? What does the economic catastrophe caused by COVID-19 mean for the way our economy is organised?