People of the Commonwealth
Frank and fresh perspectives on questions that really matter to the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens
About the Critical Conversations virtual event series
Our world is in a state of instability and change unprecedented in human history. This is creating unimagined opportunities but also causing great disruption and uncertainty.
We need much better ideas—and more powerful, diverse voices—to hold ourselves and our governments to account. We need these voices and ideas to lead the transformation of systems and attitudes that entrench inequality and marginalise so many.
Critical Conversations will ask—and try to answer—the big, important questions of our age. How do we harness the best of humanity—the forces of love, compassion, equality, and justice—to advance our common future and protect our planet? How do we acknowledge the past in ways that advance a common vision for the future? How do we work together to build or re-fashion our institutions so that they support a world that leaves no one behind?
The online series will bring together dynamic and diverse speakers to deliver frank and fresh perspectives on questions that really matter to the Commonwealth’s 2.4 billion citizens. While the series will cover a broad range of topics, the central themes come back to the core values and principles of the Commonwealth including democracy, human rights, participatory governance and the rule of law.