Join us on Tuesday, 2 April for another Affinity Lecture with international guest speaker, Prof Simon Robinson, Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics at Leeds Beckett University (UK), as he will be delivering a talk on Responsible Leadership in Politics & Religion: Diverse Communities in an Age of Anxiety. The lecture will be facilitated by Assoc Prof Nina Burridge, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University of Technology Sydney. Light lunch will be served at 12:00pm. The talk will begin at 12:30pm.
About the Speaker:
Prof Simon Robinson | Professor of Applied and Professional Ethics, Leeds Beckett University (UK)
Simon Robinson developed his academic work in business ethics and pastoral and social theology at Oxford, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh and Leeds Universities.
He now focuses on business and professional ethics, the nature and practice of responsibility, responsibility and pedagogy, governance, and leadership ethics across all sectors. Running throughout this is a concern about the meaning of responsibility, focused in virtues, culture and critical dialogue.
He works with the West Yorkshire Police as independent chair of their internal ethics committee and has worked with many businesses and professional bodies, including Nestle, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Civil Engineering, on the development of ethical codes and culture. Based in this work he offers consultancy across the sectors on developing cultures of responsible practice, moving beyond CSR.
About the Facilitator:
Assoc Prof Nina Burridge | Faculty of Arts and Social Science, University of Technology Sydney
Nina Burridge is an Associate Professor in Education at UTS the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Nina and her family migrated to Australia in 1960 from southern Italy. She studied at the University of West Australia, became a teacher in schools in Perth and then Sydney. In 1991 she commenced her tertiary career in Education at Macquarie University, the University of Sydney and since 2005 at UTS.
Nina was the president of the Australian Democrats between 2003-2006 and has been heavily involved in politics at the local, state and national levels – including being a local councillor for Manly between 1991-1995.
Nina sees herself as an academic whose involvement in community organizations and social action groups inform her professional work in Education. She is passionate about global justice issues, refugee rights, multiculturalism Indigenous education and the empowerment of women in many of the world’s poorest nations.