For millennia, power was something to be seized and jealously guarded. However, the rapid emergence of new technologies is changing the game. From Bernie Saunders to President Donald Trump, from taxis to B&Bs, new ideas, political movements and businesses now spread with astonishing speed. In conversation with Professor Susan Dodds, New Power authors Jeremy Heimans (co-founder of GetUp!) and Henry Timms draw on examples from politics, popular culture, business and social justice to explain the disruptive forces that are changing the course of our age.
Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.
Jeremy Heimans (International)
Jeremy Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, an organization headquartered in New York that builds and supports social movements around the world. He is the co-founder of GetUp!, an Australian political organization with more members than all of Australia's political parties combined. With Henry Timms, Jeremy is co-author of the book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--and How to Make It Work for You.
Henry Timms (International)
Henry Timms is Executive Director of the 92nd Street Y, a cultural and community center that creates programs and movements that foster learning and civic engagement. Under his leadership, the 144-year-old institution was named to Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" list. He is the co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global philanthropic movement that engages people in close to 100 countries that has generated hundreds of millions of dollars for good causes. He is a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. With Jeremy Heimans he is the co-author of the book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World - and How to Make it Work for You.
Susan Dodds (Australian)
Susan Dodds is a Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. Her research explores the intersections of ethics, political philosophy, moral psychology, feminist theory and public policy. She has published extensively on issues relating to bioethics, deliberative democracy, relational autonomy, health policy and regulation. Professor Dodds is Chief Investigator and Ethics, Policy and Public Engagement Theme Leader on the Australian Research Council (ARC) Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES). She is President and Chair of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Science and Humanities (DASSH), Chair of the Board of the Australasian Association of Philosophy and member of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Genetics and Genomics Working Committee (NS Chapter 3.5), of the Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC).