People and the planet 2013: keynote speakers and recordings


Reflecting the diversity of challenges that now confront us, speakers at RMIT's People and the Planet 2013 conference from 2-4 July addressed nine interconnecting research themes:

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Community Sustainability
  • Globalization and Culture
  • Human Security and Disasters
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
  • Global Ecologies and Culture


Keynote speakers - abstracts, audio and some video available for these speakers here >

  • Joyati Das – Global Head, Centre of Expertise for Urban Programming, World Vision
  • Robyn Eckersley – Author of the Green State, leading environmentalist and Professor of Political Science, The University of Melbourne
  • Jerry Harris – National Secretary of the Global Studies Association of North America, and founding member of the Network for the Critical Study of Global Capitalism
  • Eric Herring – Deputy Director of the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol
  • Paul James - Director of RMIT University’s Global Cities Research Institute and the UN Global Compact Cities Programme
  • Peter Mandaville – Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and advisor to former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
  • Robert Manne – Leading Australian public intellectual, and Convenor of the Society & Ideas Program
  • Kate Roffey – Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Melbourne
  • Matthew Tukaki - Chief Executive Officer of the Sustain Group and Australia’s Representative to the United Nations Global Compact
  • Deborah Bird Rose – Author of prize-winning books, including the Dingo Makes Us Human and Professor for Social Inclusion, Macquarie University



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