Events Program

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    Fight for Planet A

    Our Climate Challenge
    Craig Reucassel In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM
    Thursday 26 November, 6pm

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    Hidden Worlds

    Kerry Packer Civic Gallery Exhibition
    3 December - 18 December

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    A Life Repurposed

    Ronni Kahn In-Conversation with Simon Bryant
    Tuesday 24 November, 6pm, ACDT


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The Hawke Centre event and exhibition program offers ideas and solutions for a sustainable 21st century.

Latest Update: 21 November, 2020

The safety of our attendees, speakers and staff is our chief priority. For this reason, our Kerry Packer Civic Gallery is currently closed until further notice. 

You can continue to engage with our innovative and thoughtful online events, including In-Conversations with Ronni Kahn and Craig Reucassel and The Truth of the Palace LettersYou can also access recent events - see our Relive our Events page for details. 

We will resume our live program of thoughtful events with some of the world’s most creative and innovative minds when it is safe to do so.

We appreciate your understanding and patience in these ongoing challenging times. 

Please take care,

Jacinta Thompson
Executive Director & Events and Exhibitions Producer
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA

2021 Events Program

 

2020 Events Program

November

 

 

Poverty - Where to Draw the Line: Panel Discussion, Facilitated by Tory Shepherd

Broadcast, Thursday 5 November, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series

Perspectives: David Capra

Broadcast, Thursday 12 November, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, ACE Open and Guildhouse

Criminalising Journalism, Silencing Whistle-Blowers - Your Right To Know

Online Event, Thursday 19 November, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and ABC Friends

Ronni Kahn In-Conversation with Simon Bryant

Online Event, Tuesday 24 November, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Craig Reucassel In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM
Fight for Planet A, Our Climate Challenge

Online Event, Thursday 26 November, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

December

 

The Truth Of The Palace Letters

Online Event, Thursday 10 December

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

UniSA Illustration and Animation Graduate Exhibition

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, 3 December to 18 December

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative

2020 Past Events 

February

 

Sanaa Storytelling

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Wednesday 12 February, 5.30pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

Sanaa Artist Talk: The Art of Social Change

Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Thursday 13 February, 4.30pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

March

 

Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, until 18 March

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

In Conversation with Neil Gaiman

Allan Scott Auditorium, Tuesday 3 March, 6.30pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

International Women's Day Talks

WOMADelaide, Botanic Park, Sunday 8 March, 1pm & 3pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

The Future We Choose
Christiana Figueres In-Conversation with Professor Chris Daniels

Allan Scott Auditorium, Tuesday 10 March, 6.30pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, in arrangement with WOMADelaide Festival's Planet Talks Program

Perspectives: Jes Fan

Allan Scott Auditorium, Monday 16 March, 6pm (Event Cancelled)

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, ACE Open and Guildhouse

June

Crisis and Denial

Online Event, Thursday 18 June, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation

July

 

 

 

The Domino Effect: Climate Change and Pandemics

Broadcast, Thursday 2 July, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, The Conversation and The Embassy of France in Australia, as part of  the French Australian Conversations (FAC) series

Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, 6 - 29 July

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Sanaa: A Better World Through Creativity

Borders and the Pandemic

Broadcast, Thursday 16 July, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and The Conversation

Breaking The News: Jan Fran In-Conversation with Tory Shepherd

Broadcast, Thursday 23 July, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series

The Hon Julia Gillard AC
Book Launch: Women and Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons

Broadcast, Monday 27 July, 6pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

August

 

 

The ART in heART

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, until 29 September

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National, as part of SALA

Art by Prisoners - The Written Edition

Online Exhibition: 3 August to 28 August

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Department for Correctional Services, as part of SALA

Aboriginal Children Speak: Criminal Responsibility and the Rights of the Child

Broadcast, Tuesday 4 August, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor: Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy and UniSA Justice and Society

Slaves In The System: Panel Discussion, Facilitated by Tory Shepherd

Broadcast, Thursday 6 August, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series

How to be a Star Citizen in Space: Panel Discussion, Facilitated by Tory Shepherd

Broadcast, Thursday 20 August, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series

2020 UniSA Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Final

Broadcast, Thursday 27 August, 6pm, ACST

Presented by the University of South Australia and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

September

 

The ART in heART

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, until 29 September

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Neami National, as part of SALA

Book Launch: Hugh Mackay AO

Broadcast, Friday 11 September, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 

Dictators, Despotism And Democracy

Broadcast, Tuesday 15 September, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series

Senator The Hon Penny Wong In-Conversation with Tory Shepherd

Allan Scott Auditorium, Thursday 17 September, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, as part of the Just A Thought series

2020 Australian Refugee Association (ARA) Oration  

Broadcast, Thursday 24 September, 6pm, ACST

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Australian Refugee Association (ARA)

October

 

 

 

Visualising Mental Health Exhibition

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, 6 October to 28 October

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Match Studio

The Most Dangerous Man in the World

Broadcast, Thursday 8 October, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre 

Perspectives: Alison Kubler

Allan Scott Auditorium, Wednesday 14 October, 6pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, ACE Open and Guildhouse

What Happens Next? Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Broadcast, Thursday 15 October, 6pm, ACDT

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

Geoff Goodfellow In-Conversation with Rick Sarre
Book Launch: Out of Copley Street

Allan Scott Auditorium, Thursday 29 October, 6pm

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre

November

 2020 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition

Exhibition: Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, 3 November to 16 November

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre


While the views presented by speakers within the Hawke Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia or The Hawke Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - and Building our Future.

The copying and reproduction of any transcripts within the Hawke Centre public program is strictly forbidden without prior arrangements