Eat, Drink and be Literary with Gareth Evans & Laura Tingle

Professor Gareth Evans will join Laura Tingle in conversation to discuss his new book, Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir, in which he looks back over the highs and lows of his public life as a student activist, civil libertarian, law reformer, industry minister, international policymaker, educator and politician. He explains why it is that, despite multiple disappointments, he continues to believe that a safer, saner and more decent world is achievable, and why, for all its frustrations, politics remains an indispensable profession not only for megalomaniacs but idealists.

"Gareth Evans's career serves as an inspiration on how a spirit of optimism coupled with a keen insight for the art of the possible can create real positive change. In this lively memoir, he takes us through some of the most important developments in Australian and international politics. The man that emerges is truly one of Australia's leading figures and one of the world's great internationalists.”
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Professor the Hon. Gareth Evans, now Chancellor of The Australian National University, was a member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years, and a cabinet minister throughout the Hawke-Keating era.

Laura Tingle is the Political Editor of The Australian Financial Review. Laura has over 30 years' experience as a reporter covering markets, economics and politics. Laura has won two Walkley awards and the Paul Lyneham award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism.

Pre-dinner book signings and a cash bar will be available from 6.15pm in the Common Room of University House. Book signings will also take place after the dinner. 

Dinner starts at 7pm. Tickets are $70 per person and includes a two-course meal, a glass of House wine, tea and coffee.

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When

11 October 2017, 6:15pm

Where

University House

1 Balmain Crescent Acton ACT 2601

When

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11 October 2017, 6:15pm

Where

University House
1 Balmain Crescent Acton ACT 2601