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25 June 2021

Lowy Institute Conversations: Stan Grant on identity, liberalism and the future of democracy

In this episode of Conversations, Lydia Khalil talks with Stan Grant on the tensions between identity and liberalism and what that means for the future of democracy

Lydia Khalil
Lydia Khalil

In this episode of Lowy Institute Conversations, Research Fellow Lydia Khalil talks with Stan Grant, ABC International Affairs Analyst and Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University, about his latest book With the Falling of the Dusk. Weaving together reportage and philosophy, he reflects on the power of history and identity, how they intersect with the universal principles of liberalism and what that portends for the future of liberal democracies challenged by growing authoritarianism and China’s global ambitions. 

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man, perhaps best known as a journalist and international correspondent working for a number of news organisations. From 2001 to 2012 he worked for CNN as an anchor and senior correspondent in Asia and the Middle East. As a journalist, he has received a string of prestigious international and Australian awards. He has published a number of bestselling books including Talking to My Country, which won the Walkley Book Award. In 2016 he was appointed to the Referendum Council on Indigenous recognition. Stan is now Professor of Global Affairs at Griffith University and international affairs analyst at the ABC. His latest book, With the Falling of the Dusk, was published in 2021. 

Conversations is a Lowy Institute podcast in which Institute researchers and some of the world's leading experts delve into the big issues in international affairs.

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