ANU Crawford Leadership Forum 2023

ACLF, now in its 10th year, is the premier leadership event of its kind in Australia and is supported by Mirvac

Under this year's theme of Democratic resilience and renewal for the 21st century, the forum will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners from business, government and academia from Australia and around the world, examining key issues facing democracies today.  

Coming at the same time as a historic referendum on First Nations recognition in Australia, a possible renewal of the foundation document of our democracy, the forum will also take a deep dive into new modes of democratic action and participation, including the rise of citizen assemblies and other modes of popular mobilisation.

JG Crawford Oration 2023 | Monday 30 October, 5.30-9pm

The Oration will be delivered by Professor Stan Grant, inaugural Director of the Constructive Institute Asia Pacific in the Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

The Witness of Poetry: The Silent Breath 
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James Joyce told us history is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake, Czeslaw Milosz pondered a world where words have no meaning and truth is reduced to television, Theodor Adorno said to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric. Have we lost the words for history? Has brute science and economics triumphed over the soul? Poetry is co-opted by politics and identity festers in history's open wounds. Everywhere we are confronted by the past and democracies are out of answers. The Voice referendum in Australia laid bare our own fault lines of history and politics. Award winning journalist war correspondent and Indigenous man Stan Grant walked away from the media wondering if it any longer had the language or the love to deal with the fragile things of the soul. In his Crawford Oration he seeks to find the words to speak across the divides of our age.

The leadership forum is a two-day invite only event, starting with the JG Crawford Oration followed by the Forum. The 2023 program is as follows:

ANU Crawford Leadership Forum | Tuesday 31 October, 9am-5.30pm

Plenary 1
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Inequality, Democracy and Populism

Professor Sharon Bessell
Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University

Professor Jolyon Ford
ANU College of Law
The Australian National University

Professor Paul Kenny 
Professor and Director of Political Science 
Australian Catholic University

Dr Liz Allen 
Demographer, Senior Lecturer
ANU Council Member
The Australian National University

Professor Nicholas Biddle
Associate Director, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
The Australian National University

Concurrent 1A  
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Grassroots Democracy: how local communities are mending democracy

Ms Victoria Cooper
Research Editor 
United States Studies Centre

Professor Carolyn Hendriks 
Professor of Public Policy and Governance 
Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Senator David Pocock
Independent Senator for the Australian Capital Territory
Parliament of Australia  

Emily Jenke  
CoCEO
DemocracyCo

Concurrent 1B
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Civics Education: Old Skool to Nu Skool

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
Vice-Chancellor
The Australian National University

The Hon Milton Dick MP
Speaker of House of Representatives
Parliament of Australia

Professor Hon Tony Smith
The Australian National University

Dr Stephanie Smith  
Learning Manager 
Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD)

Professor Anne Twomey
Professor Emerita
University of Sydney

Concurrent 1C   - Chatham House Rules
National Security and Democratic Resilience: Views from Europe

Professor Rory Medcalf AM 
Head National Security College 
The Australian National University

Thorsten Benner
Director
Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) 

Ms Katarina Platere
Director General, Directorate for Bilateral Relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Bertil Wenger
Director Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Australia and the Pacific
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung  (Australia) Ltd

Lunch Session - Introducing ANU Policy Brief

The Australian National University is a powerhouse of public policy research and solutions. The work of our experts helps shape policy making, discussion and outcomes for the better. 

Now policymakers, government, business and other practitioners will have these insights, latest findings and expert thinking at their fingertips, with a new online platform the ANU Policy Brief.
  
Launching soon, ANU Policy Brief is your gateway to the very best in policy research, ideas and insights from across the ANU campus and is Australia's source for trustworthy, robust, accessible and engaging public policy discussion and analysis.
 
Learn more about this new exciting platform and meet the incoming editor in this short lunchtime presentation.
 
Plenary 2
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Beyond the balance sheet: the critical role corporate Australia plays in democratic renewal 

Ms Alison Kitchen
Council Member
The Australian National University

Professor Peter Yu
Vice-President (First Nations)
The Australian National University

Professor Sara Bice 
Crawford School of Public Policy 
The Australian National University

Concurrent 2A
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Democratic Influencers: how young people are shaping democracy

Professor Ariadne Vromen
Sir John Bunting Chair of Public Administration
The Australian National University

Dr Intifar Chowdhury 
Youth Researcher 
Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM)
The Australian National University

Associate Professor Faith Gordon 
Deputy Associate Dean (Research)
ANU College of Law, The Australian National University

Isabelle Reinecke
Executive Director & Founder
Grata Fund

Chanel Contos
Chair, Global Institute for Women's Leadership Global Youth Committee and Founder of Teach Us Consent.
Global Institute for Women's Leadership and Teach Us Consent
The Australian National University 

Professor Nicholas Biddle 
Associate Director, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
The Australian National University

Concurrent 2B
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Strategies for strengthening democracy

Professor Janine O'Flynn. (Chair)
Director, Crawford School of Public Policy
The Australian National University

Padma Raman PSM 
Executive Director of the Office for Women (OFW)
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 

Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury
Assistant Minister for Employment 

Dr Jeni Whalan
First Assistant Secretary, Head of Strengthening Democracy Taskforce
Department of Home Affairs

Concurrent 2C
Democracy and Violence: From bullets to ballots

Dr Anton Moiseienko
ANU College of Law,  
The Australian National University

His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko
Ambassador
Embassy of Ukraine

Professor Suzanne Young 
Professor of Governance and CSR 
La Trobe Business School

Associate Professor Dr Danielle Ireland-Piper
Academic Director and Associate Professor, National Security College
The Australian National University

Professor Ben Goldsmith 
Professor of International Relations 
The Australian National University

Plenary 3           
Fighting misinformation and disinformation

Ed O'Daly
Chief Communications Officer
The Australian National University

Dr Eryn Newman
Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine and Psychology, The Australian National University

Dr Jennifer Duxbury
Director Policy, Regulatory Affairs, and Research.
Digital Industry Group Inc

Mr Mike Bareja  
Deputy Director, Cyber, Technology and Security 
Australian Strategic Policy Institute


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This is an invite only event

Session timings and location will be published in due course and communicated to delegates

Selected sessions will be governed by Chatham House Rules and communicated to delegates

Oration and Forum will be recorded and published on ANU TV - YouTube channel

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Date and Times

Location

The Australian National University

ACT
Acton
2600

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