Distinguished Visitor Lecture – Prof Cherian George

Hate, polarisation, and the waning paradigm of liberal democracy

Date: Thursday 25 August 2022


5:30pm – 6:00pm networking

6:00pm – 7:30pm presentation


In-person: Owen J. Wordsworth Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point campus

Online: via Zoom (from 6:00pm). Details provided after registration


Please register by Tuesday 23 August. Please indicate during the registration process if you will attend in-person or online.

Prof Cherian George, Hong Kong Baptist University
Cherian George is Professor of Media Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, where he also serves as associate dean for research. His books include Hate Spin: The Manufacture of Religious Offense and its Threat to Democracy (MIT Press, 2016), which Publishers’ Weekly named one of the best 100 books of the year; and Red Lines: Political Cartoons and the Struggle against Censorship (MIT Press, 2021), honoured by the Association of American Publishers as one of the year’s three top scholarly books in both the Media & Cultural Studies and Graphic Nonfiction categories. His best-selling books of essays on Singapore include Air-Conditioned Nation Revisited (2020). He received his Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. Read Prof George’s full biography here.