Two of Australia’s most distinguished thinkers join forces in this unmissable conversation. With combined life experience of more years than it’s polite to mention, Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty’s An Insider’s Plague Year and dazzling polymath Barry Jones’s What Is To Be Done? continue their authors’ lifelong commitment to better the world as they reflect on the pivotal role of science, the failure of our politics, and what we must do to confront the great challenges of our time.
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Peter Doherty shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defence. His books include the bestselling The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize and, most recently, An Insider’s Plague Year.
Barry Jones was a Labor member of the Victorian and Commonwealth parliaments, led the campaign to abolish the death penalty, and became Australia’s longest-serving Minister for Science from 1983 to 1990. His books include Sleepers, Wake!, A Thinking Reed, Dictionary of World Biography, and The Shock of Recognition.
Rick Sarre is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of South Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, a previous Chair of the Academic Board of UniSA and a member of the University Council.