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Friday, 26 May 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Mark Moran

Join ISSR development effectiveness group leader, Professor Mark Moran, at the System Breakdown panel discussion at Sydney Writers Festival.

In The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men Robert Jensen asks, ‘How do we create and maintain stable, decent human communities that can remain in a sustainable relationship with the larger living world?’ Robert helps plot the societal changes needed in our changing world with Tim Flannery (leading writer on climate change), Penny Griffin (Popular Culture, Political Economy and the Death of Feminism: Why Women are in Refrigerators and Other Stories), Professor Mark Moran (author of Serious Whitefella Stuff). Moderated by Melanie Joosten.

Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.


  • Robert Jensen: Robert Jensen, a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, is the author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men. His other books include Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity and The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege.
  • Tim Flannery: Tim Flannery is one of the world’s most prominent environmentalists and a former Australian of the Year. In 2011 he was made a Chevalier of the Order of St Charles, and in 2015 received the Jack Blayney Award for Dialog from Simon Fraser University, Canada. In 2013 he founded, and is now chief councillor, of the Australian Climate Council, Australia’s largest and most successful crowdfunded organisation. He is currently a professor at Melbourne University Sustainability Institute. 
  • Mark Moran: Mark Moran leads the development effectiveness research group at the Institute of Social Science Research, The University of Queensland. His career spans academia, non-for-profit organisations, government and consultancy work. Mark has a unique background of technical and social science research with a degree in civil engineering and a PhD in governance and participatory planning. His primary research focus is the social science of adaptive development practice, understanding its capabilities, conditions, frameworks and accountabilities. His extensive publication record includes journal publications, media, and consultancy reports. Serious Whitefella Stuff: When Solutions Became the Problem in Indigenous Affairs is his first book.
  • Penny Griffin: Penny Griffin is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Sydney, working in the areas of international relations, international political economy, global governance, gender and feminist studies, and the politics of visual and popular culture. Her current research analyses the global financial crisis, economic governance and the 'post-crisis' period from a gender perspective.
  • Melanie Joosten (moderator): Melanie Joosten's most recent novel is Gravity Well. She is also the author of the non-fiction collection A Long Time Coming: Essays on Old Age and the novel Berlin Syndrome. Melanie was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist in 2012 and received the Kathleen Mitchell Award for Young Writers. Berlin Syndrome was recently released as a film directed by Cate Shortland.
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