Building Democratic Participation in a Connected but Disillusioned World

Free Public Lecture

Building Democratic Participation in a Connected but Disillusioned World

Public Lecture Theatre
Old Arts

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lsanders@unimelb.edu.au

How do you spread ideas, transform an organisation or start a movement? Drawing on insights from their recently published book on understanding ‘new power’, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms will unpack the critical skill of the 21st century: the ability to harness the energy of the crowd.

Our increasingly chaotic yet hyperconnected world has laid the foundations for unprecedented political disruption, as we’ve seen with both Brexit and Trump’s election. Given the significant resistance to ‘old power’ it is vital to consider how ‘new power’ can be harnessed to strengthen democratic participation. By exploring lessons from crowdfunding successes, such as GetUp!, these two visionary thinkers will help you navigate our changing political landscape and your place in it.

Presenters

  • Dr Andrea Carson
    Dr Andrea Carson, The University of Melbourne
  •  Henry Timms
    Henry Timms, 92nd Street Y
  •  Jeremy Heimans
    Jeremy Heimans, Co-founder