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In the shadow of giants - the paradox of modernisation in the second generation

  • Date(s)
    26 September 2014
  • Time
    18:00 - 20:30
  • Location
    The Windsor Castle
  • Address
    23 Francis Street, Victoria, London SW1P 1DN
In the shadow of giants - the paradox of modernisation in the second generation
The Chifley Research Centre and Policy Network warmly invite you to the inaugural Henry Boote Address "In the shadow of giants - the paradox of modernisation in the second generation".

This is the first lecture in a new series of events designed to consider Australian politics in a global context.  The 2014 address will be given by Michael Cooney, the Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre and formerly speechwriter to Australia's 27th Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

UK Labor and the ALP share much - including a striking legacy of modernising leadership in the 1980s and 1990s and a crying need for models relevant to a(nother) new world. What should Australian Labor learn from the Miliband leadership post-new Labour - and what lessons of our experience in governing "in the shadow of giants" can we share with our UK cousins as they seek to regain office after one term?

The Henry Boote Address will be followed by an informal drinks reception, with the opportunity to share the lessons of our experience in Labor governing and progressive campaigns.  Join Chifley Research Centre staff Executive Director Michael Cooney and Executive Officer Jane Austen, Australian Labor expats and guests for this "politics in the pub" style event in London's political centre.

The event is chaired by Policy Network Vice Chair and Research Director, Patrick Diamond.

Drinks and some nibbles will be provided.

About Henry Boote

English-born Henry Ernest Boote (1865-1949), Labor propagandist, journalist and writer, was born in Liverpool in 1865 and migrated to Australia in 1889.  He edited the Australian Worker for over thirty years.  The Australian Dictionary of Biography records: "His regular editorials, signed 'H.E.B.', were closely followed by serious students of labour affairs. Often he tried to reconcile socialist idealism with the practical day-to-day realities of Australian politics, and to produce a guiding philosophy — radical but gradualist and Fabian in style — to which all members of the labour movement could subscribe."

Register here: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/in-the-shadow-of-giants-the-paradox-of-modernisation-in-the-second-generation-tickets-12928291869

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