SPECIAL EVENT • National Press Club Breakfast

For The Good Of The World

A. C. Grayling In Conversation With Chris Uhlmann

7.45AM – 9.30AM
National Press Club of Australia

Why can’t we agree on a set of values that allows us to confront the threats we and our planet face? Acclaimed philosopher and biographer A. C. Grayling considers the three most pressing challenges facing the world: climate change, technology, and justice. (A.C. Grayling appears live via Zoom.)



A. C. Grayling is the Founder and Principal of the New College of the Humanities at Northeastern University, London, and its Professor of Philosophy. Among his many books are The God Argument, Democracy and Its Crisis, The History of Philosophy, The Good State and The Frontiers of Knowledge. He has been a regular contributor to The Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, Economist, New Statesman, Prospect and New European. Grayling appears frequently on radio and TV, including Newsnight and CNN News. He lives in London.



Chris Uhlmann is political editor for Nine News. He began his career as a journalist with The Canberra Times and spent 19 years with the ABC. He won a Walkley Award for broadcast interviewing in 2008 and was part of the 4 Corners team that won a Golden Quill in 2017 for its investigation into China’s power and influence in Australia.

With Steve Lewis, Chris co-authored three works of political fiction: The Mandarin CodeThe Marmalade Files and Shadow Game. Matchbox Pictures adapted the first two books into the television miniseries Secret City, which screens on Foxtel and Netflix. His children’s book, The Useless Tune, illustrated by his artist brother Paul, will be published by Walker Books in 2023.