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Gwynne Dyer In Conversation with Richard Fidler

Saturday 25 August 2018
1.00PM – 2.00PM
Great Hall
University House, ANU

We are now living in a world where Brexit and Trump are daily realities. But how did this come about? And what does it mean for the future? Gwynne Dyer, a Newfoundlander by birth has been an historian, broadcaster, journalist, lecturer, widely syndicated columnist and Academy Award nominee. His passion in international affairs ranges from the legacy of recent wars to the impending implications of the 'Climate Wars'. In Conversation with the ABC broadcaster and interviewer Richard Fidler whose 'Conversations with Richard Fidler' are downloaded three million times per month.

Gwynne Dyer has worked as a freelance journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs for more than 20 years. Born in Newfoundland, he received degrees from Canadian, American and British universities, finishing with a Ph.D. in Military and Middle Eastern History from the University of London. He served in three navies and held academic appointments at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Oxford University before launching his twice-weekly column on international affairs, which is published by over 175 papers in some 45 countries. In Canada, Dyer’s column appears regularly in about 60 newspapers while in the United States in more than 20 newspapers. Outside North America, papers that use Dyer’s column regularly include an additional 35 outlets globally.

Richard Fidler presents  Conversations with Richard Fidler, an in-depth, up-close-and personal interview program broadcast across Australia on ABC Radio. He’s interviewed prime ministers, astronauts, writers and scientists, but the program often features remarkable people who are unknown to the wider world. Conversations is the most downloaded podcast in Australia. Richard is the author of the best-selling books  Ghost Empire  and  Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, co-written with Kári Gíslason. Saga Land  was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction.