Insights 2012: Inaugural lecture Series

Insights 2012:  Inaugural lecture Series

Following on from our highly successful Insights 2011: Inaugural lecture Series, we are delighted to bring you the 2012 schedule. Alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to celebrate four new professorial appointments. Please join us to hear our Professors present on a diverse range of topics as follows:

INSIGHTS 2012: INAUGURAL LECTURE SERIES
David Schlosberg
Politics in a Climate-Challenged Society
David Schlosberg, Professor of Government and International Relations. From the threat of growing vulnerabilities, to evolving forms of environmental governance, to the creation of new material relationships with the natural world, climate change offers a range of political challenges.
When: Thursday 8 March 2012, 6pm
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John Kearne
Silence, Power, Catastrophe: New Reasons Why Media and Democracy Matter in the Early Years of the Twenty-First Century

John Keane, Professor of Politics and Director, Sydney Democracy Institute. We're living in a new era of large-scale catastrophes, whose causes and remedies demand bold new political thinking.
When: Thursday 31 May 2012, 6pm
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Colin Wight
From Enlightenment to Irrelevance? The failure of Western Social Science.

Colin Wight, Professor of Government and International Relations. Professor Wight will examine the state of social science in the contemporary world and argue that they have failed to achieve their initial lofty goals.
When: Thursday 9 August 2012, 6pm
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Professor Annamarie Jagose
Orgasmology

Professor Annamarie Jagose, Head of School, School of Letters, Art and Media. Taking orgasm seriously as an object of humanities-based scholarship affords a break from the critical paradigms that have patterned our understanding of sexuality.
When: Thursday 1 November 2012, 6pm
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Booking details for all lectures are as follows:
WHERE: 5.30pm - Refreshments will be served in the Nicholson Museum, Quadrangle, the University of Sydney. 6pm - Lectures will be held in the General Lecture Theatre 1, Quadrangle, the University of Sydney.
BOOKINGS: are essential, one week prior to each lecture. Register online at: sydney.edu.au/alumni/insights
ENQUIRIES: T (02) 9351 7454