Webber Lecture 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014
We were delighted to welcome Dr Keith Suter as our guest speaker at this year’s Webber Lecture which was held on Wednesday 27 August 2014. The Webber Lecture is an annual address delivered by a leading presenter whose topic is always one of ethics. Dr Suter is widely known as the Foreign and International Affairs editor and Expert on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program and is also a foreign policy analyst for Sky TV and Radio 4BC (Brisbane). Dr Suter is one of the world’s great thinkers and communicators, a leading speaker on global issues, as well as a highly regarded social commentator, strategic planner, writer and broadcaster.
Dr Suter spoke on the topic of “Ethics in a Global Context” and had the audience of over 250 mesmerised by his depth of knowledge about history, the machine of globalisation, loss of jobs, 5th dimension warfare, The Blue Economy and the role of education. One of the valuable messages that Dr Suter left us with was that young people should be looking for valued work not jobs as for the first time in history we are now losing jobs faster than we can create them. Dr Suter also provided some insightful and somewhat scary predictions for the future and a new era of trans-humans.
Whilst in Hobart Dr Suter was interviewed by Louise Saunders for 936 ABC Hobart Drive. The interview can be listened to courtesy of 936 ABC.
We would like to thank Dr Suter for visiting the School and imparting some of his knowledge on these fascinating topics with us.