One of Australia’s most provocative and inspiring events, The Festival of Dangerous Ideas, is coming to Melbourne – with five of its 2013 international guests – for one blockbuster Sunday that’ll make you think, reflect … and maybe even change your mind. These ideas question our assumptions about the way we live, demand that we recognise the potential for social change and challenge us to act.
A Festival Pass gives you access to all five sessions for the special discounted price of only $100. To book your Pass, click here.
To learn more about each session, or to book them separately, you’ll find details at the individual event listings below:
· David Simon: Some People Are More Equal Than Others
· Dan Savage: Savage Advice
· Arlie Hochschild: We Have Outsourced Ourselves
· Hanna Rosin: The end of men
· Kirby Ferguson: This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory
Brought to you by the Wheeler Centre. Presented by Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre.
David Simon is a journalist, author, and television writer/producer best known as the creator and show runner of HBO series The Wire and Treme. He spent twelve years on the crime beat for the Baltimore Sun. He also worked on the adaptations of his books Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets and The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood for NBC and HBO respectively.
Dan Savage is the author of the internationally syndicated advice column Savage Love, host of the popular podcast Savage Lovecast. He is also an essayist whose work has featured in the New York Times and on This American Life. His latest book is American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics.
Arlie Hochschild is a professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of eight books, including The Outsourced Self, The Second Shift, and So How’s the Family? And Other Essays.
Hanna Rosin is an American journalist and author. She is a senior editor at The Atlantic and the editor and founder of DoubleX, Slate’s women’s section. Her latest book is the best-selling The End of Men and the Rise of Women.
Kirby Ferguson is a New York-based writer, director and producer. He is the creator of the web series Everything Is A Remix and the forthcoming This Is Not A Conspiracy Theory.