A Conversation with Peter Singer and Kym Peake

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Event Details

Date:
18 July 2018 at 6:00 pm – 18 July 2018 at 7:00 pm
Venue:
The Hotel Windsor, Bourke Room, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne
Open to:
Anyone
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Public lectures

Description

Join BehaviourWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainable Development Institute on Wednesday 18 July for a discussion that needs to be had.

Governments are expanding their toolkit on ways to influence our behaviour in positive but subtle ways.

Techniques tested by behavioural scientists underpin campaigns that encourage us to improve our health, save the environment and make the world a safer and more equitable place.

They may be well-intentioned, but are there ethical limits to governments using these behaviour change techniques? Is nudging citizens for their own good considered manipulation or an obligation? Are there some techniques that should never be used and where, exactly, do we draw the line?

Join the world-renowned philosopher, Professor Peter Singer, and the Secretary of Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services, Kym Peake, as they discuss and debate whether governments have the right, or the obligation, to change our behaviour for our own good and if so, what tools are appropriate.

This lively conversation will be moderated by Liam Smith, Director of BehaviourWorks Australia.


Name
Geoff Paine
E-Mail
geoff.paine@monash.edu
Phone
0410 543 163
Organisation
BehaviourWorks Australia