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Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival: MICHAEL KIRBY & BO SEO
Fri 26 May at 2:00 pmFree, bookings recommended
Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival: Two-time world debating champion and Good Arguments author Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby examine how to better listen and disagree with each other in an era of divisive public debate.
Two-time world debating champion Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby examine how we might better listen to and disagree with each other in an era of increasingly harsh and divisive discourse. They discuss Bo’s new book, Good Arguments, part memoir of how he discovered the art of debating as a shy, conflict- adverse child, and part treatise on why the pillars of good debate – fact finding, reason and persuasion – offer an antidote to political spin, fake news and social media slugfests.
Supported by the Jibb Foundation.
ABOUT MICHAEL KIRBY
Michael Kirby is an international jurist, educator and former judge. He served as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1975-83); Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (1983-4); President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-96); President of the Court of Appeal of Solomon Islands (1995-96) and Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009).
ABOUT BO SEO
Bo Seo is a two-time world champion debater and former coach of the Australian and Harvard debate teams. He was national reporter at The Australian Financial Review, and has contributed to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He is currently a student at Harvard Law School.
Tickets for this event are free but bookings are encouraged as capacity is limited. Patrons will wear bluetooth headphones to be able to hear as the library will still be in normal operation. Headphones will be sanitised between uses.
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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