Everything Is Connected: The “Truth” And Politics

By Tim Hollo October 28, 2017

This excellent and thought-provoking panel ranged from questions of “post-truth” politics and deliberate obscuring of the truth through to how to positively use values to shift opinions when facts do not. Panel members were:

L-R Rod Lamberts, Benedetta Brevini, Julie Macken, Mark Chenery
L-R Rod Lamberts, Benedetta Brevini, Julie Macken, Mark Chenery

Dr Rod Lamberts

Dr Rod Lamberts is deputy director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the ANU. He is also a former national president of the Australian Science Communicators. Rod has been providing science communication consultation and evaluation ad- vice for nearly 20 years to organisations includ- ing UNESCO and the CSIRO.

Dr Benedetta Brevini

Dr Benedetta Brevini is a journalist, media activist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Public Service Broadcasting Online (2013), editor of Beyond Wikileaks (2013) and Carbon Capitalism and Communication: Confronting Climate Crisis (2017).

Julie Macken

Julie Macken is a former senior journalist with The Australian Financial Review, former head of legacy media Greenpeace Australia and worked on the Greens 2015 NSW State election cam- paign and with Jim Casey for the seat of Grayn- dler in the 2016 Federal election. She is currently doing a PhD at the Institute for Social Justice.

Mark Chenery

Mark has worked in a variety of communications, campaigns and leadership roles. In 2012, while heading up ActionAid Australia’s Community En- gagement team, Mark co-founded the Common Cause Australia network and has since trained over a thousand non-profit staff and volunteers in values-based community engagement.

Chair: Chris Twomey

Listen to the session here:

Prof Marcus Foth asks a question of the panel, L-R Chair Chris Twomey, Rod Lamberts, Benedetta Brevini, Julie Macken, Mark Chenery
Prof Marcus Foth asks a question of the panel, L-R Chair Chris Twomey, Rod Lamberts, Benedetta Brevini, Julie Macken, Mark Chenery

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