Upcoming Events

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ and the Market Economy: Good Intentions, Flawed Economics, THURSDAY, 30 JULY 2015 6:00PM - 7:30PM

CIS Lectures and Forums | The Centre for Independent Studies |

While the genuineness of Pope Francis’s concern for those in poverty is unquestionable, Dr. Samuel Gregg argues that many of the economic ideas expressed in his encyclical Laudato Si’ not only reflect flawed thinking about the nature of free markets but are also unlikely to substantially address the economic challenges faced by those who he seeks to helps.   Read More...

CIS ANNUAL BIG IDEAS FORUM, Monday, 24 August 2015 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Big Ideas | Macquarie Group Ltd Auditorium |

Why “Grievance Feminism” is a Threat to Serious Feminist & Humanitarian Issues? Speakers: Dr Janet Albrechtsen, Dr Andrea den Boer, Dr Christina Hoff Summers and Brendan O'Neill   Read More...

Dinner with Brendan O’Neill from Spiked! Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 6:30PM for a 7:00PM start

CIS Lectures and Forums | Ciccio’s Italian Restaurant |

The Centre for Independent Studies is very excited that our spiky libertarian friend from London, Brendan O’Neill is coming back to Australia. Please join Brendan and the CIS for a night of witty discussion at Ciccio’s Italian on Wednesday, 19 August 2015. Places are strictly limited and booking essential.   Read More...

Anti-Semitism in the Schoolyard: Combatting Racial Prejudice Early On, THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2015, 6:00PM - 7:30PM

CIS Lectures and Forums | The Centre for Independent Studies |

This CIS is pleased to welcome visiting academic Dr Zehavit Gross to present her research and findings on racial prejudice in the playground, in conjunction with her colleague and co-author Professor Suzanne Rutland.   Read More...