In conversation with Rt Hon Helen Clark

Date & time: 3.30–5pm 25 March 2024
Location: Manning Clark Hall, ANU Cultural Centre University Avenue Acton, ACT 2601
Cost: $0 per person
The Rt Hon Helen Clark

The Hon Helen Clark

Politics, policy,  and a healthy human future

Health and human security are fundamentally valued in all societies, and transformative change is needed to ensure a healthier future for all.

Rt Hon Helen Clark is a respected global leader in sustainable development, gender equality and international co-operation, and served nine years as the first female Prime Minister of New Zealand. While in government, she led policy debate on a wide range of economic, social, environmental, and cultural issues, including sustainability and climate change.

From Waikato farm girl to university lecturer, Member of Parliament to NZ Prime Minister and a top job at the United Nations. Join us In Conversation with Rt Hon Helen Clark as she brings her leadership experience and expertise in governance, politics, and policy, to explore the challenges facing the world today and what is needed to achieve a healthier and thriving future for all.

Opening remarks will be made by ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Genevieve Bell.

In Conversation with Sharon Friel, ANU Professor of Health Equity and Director of Planetary Health Equity Hothouse, you will hear about the global challenges we face as a society and how these impact health and human security; our governance systems and what is needed to ensure a future where humanity can thrive; and what this means for our leaders of the future.

A panel discussion and Q&A will invite broader discussions and shared experiences from the group.

Panel members: 

  • Moderator: Dr Arnagretta Hunter, Human Futures Fellow and Clinical Senior Lecturer, ANU
  • Professor Genevieve Bell, Vice Chancellor, ANU
  • Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand & Patron of The Helen Clark Foundation
  • Professor Sharon Friel, Director of Planetary Health Equity Hothouse, ANU
  • Professor Bina D’Costa, ARC Future Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, ANU

Do not miss this powerhouse conversation that is sure to inspire us all.