#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
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The future of our world is often discussed on moral, emotional or philosophical terms. But our society is saturated in numbers, from demographic statistics to accounting figures. The ways we think of numbers have driven business thinking and social change for centuries. Our panel analyses the role numbers have in determining the future of our world.
Dr Liz Allen is a demographer and social researcher, teaching research methods and researching population dynamics at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. Liz was named among the inaugural ABC Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences academics in Australia 2018. Her book, The Future of Us (2020), is a call to action to build a stronger Australia through fairness and equality.
Jane is a regular commentator on economics and sustainability, including at the Sundance Film Festival, European Union, United Nations, New York University, the University of Texas, New York Hedge Fund Roundtable and Australian writers’ festivals. She was due to give the keynote speech at ‘Rethinking Accounting’ in Oslo; and to speak at an international conference on accounting and sustainability at Yale University in March 2020. Jane has a PhD in creative writing.
Misha has been an editor and journalist for more than 25 years. He was previously founding editor of The Big Issue Australia and editor of Crikey, The Reader and The Melbourne Weekly. He was also a reporter and feature writer at The Age and spent several years at the ABC where he was a TV producer on Media Watch and The 7:30 Report and an editor on The Drum.