GEIFN | MEDIA | Mix | January 2018

Approx 5 min reads

Ray Edgar explores meaning-filled effort, humanity and lasting impressions “When every picture of a building tells you more about our history” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Nafeesa Syeed explores examples of overcoming historical constraints to face  new reality, entrepreneurship in refugee camps revealing “The women fleeing Yemen's cruel war, and their enterprising new lives” via The Brisbane Times

Christos Tsiolkas explores expression, public interest, repetitive human need to create terror from personal to nation state, asking “Frankenstein's legacy 200 years on, is righteousness the new social menace?” via The Canberra Times

Terry Durack explores connections, conflicts and conundrums between ethics, knowledge and everyday living, reasoning that “When buying meat, we need do our homework” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Fergus Hunter explores discussions about redressing entrenched societal disadvantage, citing “The plan to take thousands of children out of Australia's prisons” via The Age

Adele Ferguson explores familial exploitation and ongoing attempts to find redress, citing “'We worked like slaves and no one cared': 7-Eleven worker” via The Brisbane Times

Cara Waters explores the value in networking to defined markets, playing to natural strengths in “Secret women's business: Women's only networking groups” via WA Today

Tom Cowie explores how positive role modeling and positive active engagement improves educational outcomes and broadens opportunities, revealing how “Mentorship of African boys boosts school's year 12 graduate numbers” via The Age

Cara Waters explores an example of a mother being the necessity of this invention, regarding "'No regrets' for inventor of $50m Springfree trampoline who sold out years ago” via The Brisbane Times

Ben Groundwater explores longevity, prosperity and relationships creating "Countries with the longest life expectancy: The 10 countries where people live longest” via

Cara Waters explores an example of local land knowledge combining with metropolitan taste buds to make a "Business boost for Indigenous entrepreneurs” via The Age

Michael Short explores a 2014 example of war-ravaged societies, health-care, rebuilding, obstacles and working together to make brighter futures, interviewing Bronwyn Stephens realised experience on “How to save lives in Cambodia” via The Canberra Times

Nick Miller explores an example of history repeating, fear and loathing, prosecuting war criminals and healing humanity, reviewing “Nazis and Bach collide as Philippe Sands brings East West Street to the stage” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Adam Carey writes of positive development in Indigenous reconciliation, reporting how “Aboriginal treaty is about shared pride, not your backyard, commissioner says” via The Age

Nick Miller explores decision making gaining wider acceptance when it is sincerely inclusive for greater benefits, in how to “Give them a nudge, avert a war: behavioural economics comes of age” via The Brisbane Times

Carolyn Cummins explores a sustainable development realising a pipe dream, turning the tap on “Lendlease's Barangaroo: set to export water” via The Age

Rosamund Barton explores an example of personal reality, principled stances, daily reality, relationships and realising dreams, meet “Alex Houseman and Eleanor Nurse: 'When there's friction we're very frank'” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Nassim Khadem explores examples of equality in opportunity, gender equity and increasing societal benefits, “From Hyderabad to Nashville: small cities creating global hubs for entrepreneurs” via WA Today

Amanda Hooton explores civic responsibility, evidence-based logic, sincere debate of opposing ideas, intentional democracy and voting in brighter futures for a greater number, shining a light on “Same-sex marriage's unlikely hero Liberal Dean Smith, the 'invisible man'” via The Canberra Times

Tony Wright explores an example of compassion, Civic duty, leadership and in the public interest, recounting “How Tim Fischer ended an armed siege and made a promise to a refugee” via The Age

Andrew Purcell explores a realist and activist peacemaker “Heading to Australia, Iraqi cellist Karim Wasfi on the healing power of music” via The Sydney Morning Herald

Approx 20min presentations

Liza Donnelly: Drawings Upon Humor For Change

Christian Benimana: The next generation of African architects and designers

Suzanne Simard: How trees talk to each other

Approx 5 min presentation

Harris J - Salam Alaikum

Approx 2 min presentation

Sesame Street: Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster to Resist

Approx 25 min presentation

David Suzuki - For Thought: Hope for the Planet
Scientist, broadcaster, author, co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation and Grandpa and Elder. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP's Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 29 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things