Insights 2015 Lecture Series

Thank you for your interest in the Insights 2015: Lecture Series.
Following on from our highly successful Insights 2014: Lecture Series, we are delighted to bring you the 2015 schedule. Alumni, colleagues and friends are invited to celebrate five new professorial appointments. Please join us to hear our Professors present on a diverse range of topics as follows:

Oceans of Becoming and Ending: the Sea and Celtic Identity
When: 12 March 2015
Jonathan Wooding, Sir Warwick Fairfax Professor of Celtic Studies
Medieval and modern themes converge in this assessment of the rich traditions of Celtic voyagers upon the sea.
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Chris Hilliard
Freedom of Expression and Anti‑Racism Laws: A British History
When: 7 May 2015
Chris Hilliard, Professor of Modern British History
British responses to 1930s fascism and later anti-immigrant groups show how profoundly the concept of freedom of expression has changed.
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Penny Russell
Honourable intentions? Reflections on a colonising culture
When: 13 August 2015
Penny Russell, Bicentennial Professor of Australian History
The moral landscape of colonial New South Wales is explored through the lens of honour. How did colonists understand the ethical implications of their enterprises?

Rodney Smith
The Way We Vote Now
When: 3 September 2015
Rodney Smith, Professor of Australian Politics
What challenges are presented by recent changes to the process of casting a vote in Australia and other western democracies?
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Nicola Piper
Rethinking Migrants’ Rights
When: 5 November 2015
Recent attempts to coordinate migration policy at the global level have so far sidelined migrants’ rights. What can be done to readdress the inbalance?
Nicola Piper, Professor of International Migration.
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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.
COST: $10 per lecture.
BOOKINGS: Bookings are essential, as places are limited.
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ENQUIRIES: T (02) 9351 7454