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Saturday Session, Online Saturday 16 May


The Saturday Sessions provide our alumni a way to extend their professional development and ‘top-up’ their Cranlana experience.  The Saturday Sessions discuss different topical issues and explore ethical themes such as power, fairness, justice, trust and short- vs long-term thinking. Using the Cranlana method, these truly fascinating conversations about the things that matter are based on a selection of provided readings and are guided by our expert Moderators. These intimate sessions of philosophical and ethical discussion  will refuel your sense of moral courage, re-connect you to your critical reasoning capabilities and provide a forum to re-engage with the extraordinary Cranlana alumni.

While each of us is struggling to make sense of the pandemic for our life and our work, and to understand its implications for the future of Australia and the world, we can’t bring you together physically, However wherever you’re located you can join us for virtual Saturday Sessions; a coming together to assist one another to find a moral anchor in these difficult and confusing times. Registered participants will be emailed links to pre-readings, and a Zoom link in the week prior to the Session.

The topic for this Session is The other emergency: the ethical challenge of climate change

With aeroplanes grounded, factories closed and countless people staying at home, the Covid-19 pandemic may have (inadvertently) slowed greenhouse gas emissions. But what happens when the global economy gears up again? Will we return to our high-consumption, high-carbon lifestyles? Or does the virus-induced downturn present an opportunity to do things differently?

This Cranlana alumni conversation will use some recent writings on climate change as a prompt for discussion. What can each of us do, as leaders in our own fields, to meet the ethical challenge of climate change?

Exclusive to alumni


16 May 2020