ANNUAL BIG IDEAS FORUM: Why “Grievance Feminism” is a Threat to Serious Feminist & Humanitarian Issues
Janet Albrechtsen, Andrea den Boer, Christina Hoff Sommers, Brendan O'Neill
24 August 2015

Over the past century the feminist movement has achieved remarkable advances in securing equal rights for women in the West, but in other regions around the world women are still treated as second class citizens…

Australia’s Future in the Balance: Overcoming Antagonism & Reigniting Enterprise & Prosperity
Wolfgang Kasper, Paul Kelly
25 June 2015

Following economic reforms that began in 1983 and petered out around 2003, Australians enjoyed the greatest advance in their living standards since Federation. But the lagged effects of those reforms have now subsided and the…

Religion and the Roots of Liberal Democracy
Robert Woodberry
18 June 2015

The CIS is pleased to welcome Professor Robert D Woodberry who is visiting Australia from the National University of Singapore where he is Director of the university’s Project on Religion and Economic Change. Professor Woodberry…

Magna Carta: Celebrating 800 Years of Law and Liberty
James Spigelman, Christian Porter
15 June 2015

On June 15th, 2015 celebrations will be held around the world to mark the 800th anniversary of one of history’s most important documents. The Great Charter, witnessed and sealed in the meadows of Runnymede in…

What are we fighting for? Islamism and the threat to liberal values
David Kilcullen
12 November 2014

As prepared I want first to thank the Centre for Independent Studies for the opportunity to be part of this event, with its rich tradition of provocative debate. I want to thank the team for…