Student Seminars

An integral part of our Leadership Development Program, our student seminar series is open to all university students, as well as other supporters of Mannkal. The seminars are usually hosted by expert guest speakers from different fields, who volunteer their time to present on diverse topics such as freedom of speech to investment banking. Tremendously popular, the seminars provide the perfect opportunity for current and prospective scholarship applicants to learn about free market economics and libertarian philosophy. The seminars run 2 – 3 times per month throughout the university semesters.

The seminars generally take place between 12pm-2pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays at our office in Subiaco; however, times may change. We advertise all seminars on our events page and on our Facebook page. Please note that a formal RSVP is required to attend; please see details on how to secure your spot by visit either events page.

Interested in being a guest speaker? We are always looking to expand our network of free-market champions. If you would like to join the Mannkal network as a speaker, please get in touch with us today! Llew Cross, Development Coordinator, can be contacted at

Past seminars (2018)

The Prospective Development of Nothern Australia – Mr Russell Barnett

Trade & Tariffs – Mr Andrew Reynolds

US Growth Trends and Midterm Election Outlook – Mr Andrew Pickford

A Sustainable Future – Dr Mark Andrich

The Future of Liberalism – Mr Andrew Hastie

Property Rights and Mining Law – Prof Dwight Newman

Turning Risk Management Inside-Out – Mr Sean Russo

Black Holes in the Health Budget – Dr Joe Kosterich

Keynesianism: What You Haven’t Been Taught – Mr Andrew Reynolds

Free Speech: The Bedrock of Liberty – Mrs Nicola Wright

Libertarian Q&A – Naomi Brockwell