Henry Parkes Oration 2020 - Professor Mark Kenny

Henry Parkes Oration 2020 - Professor Mark Kenny

Why looking back is the only way forward: COVID-19, the Federation, and the chance of genuine reconciliation

You are invited to hear Professor Mark Kenny, Australian Studies Institute, ANU give the Henry Parkes Oration 2020 - Why looking back is the only way forward: COVID-19, the Federation, and the chance of genuine reconciliation.

Hosted by the Henry Parkes Foundation and the Museum of Australian Democracy

Mark Kenny is currently Professor at the ANU’s Australian Studies Institute, with research interests across national politics, comparative studies, democracy and the rise of populism. He joined the Institute after a high-profile career as a journalist, including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times.

Mark is a regular on the ABC’s Insiders and Sky News’ Agenda, as well as a sought-after commentator on radio programs across the country. He is a long-time member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery committee, and a director of the National Press Club.

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About the Henry Parkes Oration:

The Henry Parkes Foundation sponsors an annual oration, with a distinguished speaker focusing on challenging social/political issues in Australian society, with some reference to the ideals and objectives of Parkes.

A list of previous speakers is available here

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