La Trobe University to host Wikileaks symposium

18 May 2011

Written by: Jessica Buccolieri

On Monday 13 June, The Ideas and Society Program and Thesis Eleven from La Trobe University will host a symposium on the topic ‘Does Wikileaks Matter?’

Speakers include:

–      Guy Rundle, Crikey’s current global correspondent, who has written for The Age and The Australian, and has also published his own book The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction.

–      Robert Manne, Professor in Politics at La Trobe University, writer of Left, Right, Left, and Chairman for the The Monthly magazine’s editorial committee.

–      Eleanor Townsley, an expert on sociology and gender studies from Massachusetts, who has had her research published in various journals including the American Journal of Sociology. She is the co-author of the book Making Capitalism without Capitalists.

–      Peter Vale, a professor of politics and humanities, whose interests lie in social thought in South Africa, critical theory, and the future of the Humanities. His recent publications include the co-edited book Re-imagining the Social in South Africa: Critique and Post-Apartheid Knowledge.

The symposium is open to the public, and will take place from 3.00pm until 4.30pm at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.