Lucy Clark, writer and Senior Editor at The Guardian, examines competition from a fresh perspective. Lucy’s Beautiful Failures: How the Quest for Success is Harming Our Kids looks at the broken education system, using both journalistic investigation and personal experience. She discusses the idea that competition is anathema to education, yet it has a central role in most schools. In this illuminating talk, Lucy examines whether it is in our nature to be competitive, or if we can move beyond it.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Lucy Clark (Australian)

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Lucy Clark is a journalist and author of 32 years experience in newspapers and magazines in London, New York, and Sydney. Her book Beautiful Failures : How The Quest for Success is Harming our Kids looks at the broken education system through journalistic investigation and personal experience. She is currently a senior editor at The Guardian Australia.

James Reilly (Australian)

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James Reilly is an associate professor in northeast Asian politics in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. His research and teaching are in the areas of Chinese foreign policy, East Asian politics, and international relations. In the department, he teaches undergraduate and post-graduate units on East Asian politics and Chinese politics.