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Clare Press + Omar Sakr + Russell Blackford + Toby Walsh

QAG Lecture Theatre

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Clare Press

Clare Press

Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE's Sustainability Editor-at-Large. In 2018, she was made Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative. She’s been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014. She sits on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board and is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Content Experts. A passionate advocate for the circular economy and sustainable, ethical fashion, she is the industry’s go-to journalist on the subject, globally.

Clare is the author of three books. Her first was The Dressing Table (Penguin, 2011), a collection of essays on style.Her second, Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Wardrobe Crisis was published in the US in 2018 and China in 2019. Clare's third book, Rise & Resist, How to Change the World is about activism was published by Melbourne University Press in October 2018.

She is currently writing her fourth book about the future of fashion. She currently writes for VOGUE Italia, Common Objective and the Australian Financial Review.

Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr

Omar Sakr is a bisexual Arab-Australian poet. His debut collection, These Wild Houses (2017), was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Kenneth Slessor Prize. His poetry has been published in English, Arabic, and Spanish, in numerous journals and anthologies. He placed runner-up in the Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and has also been shortlisted for the ACU Poetry Prize, the Story Wine Prize, and the Fair Australia Poetry Prize. Omar has performed his work nationally and internationally.

Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Philosophy within the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Newcastle. He is the author of numerous books, including Freedom of Religion and the Secular State (2012), Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies (2014), The Mystery of Moral Authority (2016), Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics (2017), and, most recently, The Tyranny of Opinion: Conformity and the Future of Liberalism (2019). With Udo Schüklenk, he is co-author of 50 Great Myths About Atheism (2013). Russell is a regular columnist with the US magazine Free Inquiry. In 2014, he was inducted as a Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.
Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh

Toby Walsh is Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of New South Wales and Data61, and adjunct professor at QUT. He was named by the media as one of the "rock stars" of Australia's digital revolution. Professor Walsh is a strong advocate for limits to ensure AI is used to improve our lives. He has been a leading voice in the discussion about autonomous weapons (aka "killer robots"), speaking at the UN in New York and Geneva on the topic. He is a Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science and recipient of the NSW Premier's Prize for Excellence in Engineering and ICT.He appears regularly on TV and radio, and has authored two books on AI for a general audience, the most recent entitled 2062: The World that AI Made.

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Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is a writer, broadcaster and editor. His books include Trigger Warnings: Political Correctness and the Rise of the Right, and No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson.

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