The University of Newcastle, Australia

Lecture: The Paradox of a Pandemic

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Join transformative leader Professor John Fischetti on 28 July 2020 as he explores the paradoxes of the COVID-19 pandemic in the first of our Looking Ahead Lectures.

Looking Ahead Lecture Series

From the energising stories of community spirit and resilience; to the widening gaps in society that are increasing hardship and disadvantage for so many; to the incredible innovation that is being fostered – the paradoxes were and are many and varied.

The purpose of this lecture is to explore some of the paradoxes and to challenge ourselves to take positive action to ameliorate the ongoing inequities in our society and to take the opportunity to change, and challenge, adapt and advance the common good.

Professor John Fischetti, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Education and Arts

Catch up: The Paradox of a Pandemic


University of Newcastle · Looking Ahead Lecture: The Paradox of a Pandemic with Prof. John Fischetti

Panel: Nathan Towney, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Leadership; Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research & Innovation; Professor Penny Jane Burke, Director, Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education and Global Innovation Chair of Equity; Ruvimbo Vusango, Fifth-year Mechanical Engineering student from Zimbabwe


The University of Newcastle is looking ahead and committed to solving small and big challenges in our regions. We are empowered by our platforms in teaching, research and engagement – and by our opportunity to live our values of excellence, equity, sustainability and engagement. Together as fellow citizens we can navigate our way through this unique time. And the University of Newcastle is dedicated to being a partner in seeing our regions thrive into the future. Our Looking Ahead Lecture Series will follow our journey.


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