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  • PEN Free Voices Lecture: The Threat to Freedom of Expression

    Donald Trump’s attack on the media as ‘the enemy of the people’ is one disturbing aspect of the US President’s leadership. Listen to Justin Gleeson SC, the former Solicitor-General of Australia deliver this speech for PEN Sydney’s Free Voices Lecture.

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  • Borrowed Voice: Freedom of Expression VS Cultural Appropriation

    Should artists be restricted by cultural boundaries when creating their work? Join us as we explore the blurry lines between cultural exchange and cultural appropriation and their effect on the production of creative works in Australia by tipping a traditional debate on its head.

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Donald Trump’s attack on the media as ‘the enemy of the people’ is one disturbing aspect of the US President’s leadership. Justin Gleeson, lawyer and Solicitor-General of Australia until his recent showdown with George Brandis, believes we should be worried by current events overseas, and how they relate to freedom of speech at home and globally. Justin delivers a lecture about the threats to freedom of expression, which lie primarily in governments and big business using power, surveillance and the law to silence legitimate criticism.

LIsten to Justin Gleeson SC, the former Solicitor-General of Australia deliver this speech for PEN Sydney's Free Voices Lecture.

While Solicitor-General of Australia, Justin provided advice to government at the highest level and represented the Commonwealth in the High Court of Australia and in the International Court of Justice. In 2017, he has returned to private legal practice in Australia and internationally as counsel, advisor and arbitrator. His latest book is the joint edited collection Historical Foundations of Australian Law.
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PEN Free Voices Lecture: The Threat to Freedom of Expression

May 27, 2017, 3:00pm - May 27, 2017, 4:00pm

Donald Trump’s attack on the media as ‘the enemy of the people’ is one disturbing aspect of the US President’s leadership. Justin Gleeson, law...

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Explore the blurry lines between cultural exchange and cultural appropriation, in an event that will tip a traditional debate on its head. Sydney PEN International has partnered with Settlement Services International - SSI to hold an event during Vivid Sydney with debaters including lawyer Deng Adut actor Alex lee, journalist Caroline Marcus writer Daisy Cousens and artist Bronwyn Bancroft. Journalist Stan Grant will moderate the event, Borrowed Voice: Freedom of Expression vs Cultural Appropriation, where debaters will question the concepts of identity politics and political correctness through a ‘reversed-debate’ format.
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