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Upcoming events

Richard Denniss

Curing Affluenza Book Launch: Canberra

In his new book, Curing Affluenza, Richard Denniss shows we must distinguish between consumerism, the love of buying things, which is undeniably harmful to to us and the planet, and materialism, the love of things, which can in fact be beneficial. We should cherish the things we own -- preserve them, repair them, and then gift or sell them when we no longer need them. 

Date:   Wednesday 22 November

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: ANU Pop-Up Village Club, Union Court Acton, ACT 2601 Australia

Price:   This is a free event.

Hugh White

Writers @ Stanton: Hugh White

Our region is experiencing a momentous transition. The US-led order is fading, and China has become ever more powerful. In the controversial and gripping Quarterly Essay Without America: Australia in the new Asia, Hugh White looks at what has happened to the US globally. He considers China’s growing assertiveness in our region, dissects the leadership of Donald Trump and analyses what all of this means for Australia. Above all, he asks: where is this heading? How do we feel about living in a new Asia, and how best to navigate a changed world?

The author talk is followed by question time and the opportunity for book signing.

Date:   Tuesday 28 November

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: Stanton Library 234 Miller Street North Sydney New South Wales 2060

Price:   This is a free event.

Hugh White

Hugh White in conversation with Paul Kelly

Our region is experiencing a momentous transition. The US-led order is fading, and China has become ever more powerful. Today the question we face is not whether we fancy living in an Asia in which power is shared between the United States and China. It is how we feel about living in an Asia in which America no longer plays any significant strategic role.

Date:   Tuesday 28 November

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037 Sydney Australia

Price:   $12

Hugh White

Hugh White author talk

In this controversial and urgent essay, Hugh White shows that the contest between America and China is classic power politics of the harshest kind. He argues that we are heading for an unprecedented future, one without an English-speaking great and powerful friend to keep us secure and protect our interests.

Date:   Wednesday 29 November

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Law Lounge New Law Building, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney

Price:   This is a free event.