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The Wednesday Lectures: Guy Rundle presents 'From Cold War to Cyberwar: Power, the State and the Wikileaks Effect'

Wed 08/06/2011, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Speaker: Guy Rundle


This is the first lecture in a series of five, as part of The Wedneday Lectures - Hosted by Raimond Gaita.

Two decades after the Berlin Wall came down, and a decade after 9/11 became the pretext for a relentless attack on citizenship and civil liberties, a series of releases by the Wikileaks website threw the operation of secrecy and state control of information into chaos. From the Icelandic rebellion against financial crisis, to the Arab Spring, both the quantity and quality of information released has changed the relationship between state, citizen and information. These momentous events allow us to rethink the inherited privileges and assumptions of state and corporate power, and to ask if a new relationship can be created between global citizens, states and international organisations - indeed, it causes us to ask how it could not be.
Guy Rundle is currently the UK correspondent for Crikey and a regular contributor to The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and many other publications.  A former editor of Arena Magazine, and a writer of several stage shows for Max Gillies, his most recent book is The SHellackling, on the rise of the US 'Tea Party'.

Venue:    Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street Carlton
Contact Person: Amelia Gilloway
Contact Details: For queries: [email protected] or (03) 9035 3756
RSVP Contact    via the on-line Registration Form