Outside the Square is a lively new series of interactive discussions designed especially for graduates of the University of Sydney.

It’s about harnessing the energies of Humanities and Social Sciences thinking for issues that are important to all of us.

There’ll be drinks and exclusive catering by the chefs of Spice Alley. And it all happens just off campus, an easy five minute stroll from Central, in Chippendale’s Creative Precinct.

But the best part: Outside the Square will give you direct access to our speakers—the audience can comment and question, live, as the conversation unfolds.

It could change the way you think. Let’s find out.


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Is Truth Dead? How to Be Informed: Navigating Post-Truth Cultures Thursday, 4 May, 6:00PM - 8:30PM

The disregard for evidence.
The denial of accountability.
A contempt for experts.

Welcome to the era of post-truth.

When it comes to debating issues of great contemporary significance—whether carbon footprints or food supply, presidential campaigns or city planning, health policy or anti-terrorism—evidence and logic have begun to count for less. Facts, rational thought and expertise are losing out to emotions, personal hunches and prejudices.

Why is this happening? And why is it happening now? What constitutes ‘a fact’ in our contemporary worlds? How can we tell? Is truth dead?

Our expert panel, led by the faculty’s new Dean, Prof. Annamarie Jagose, will examine the very real threats to justice, democracy and progress in this era of post-truth.

Apologies! ‘Is Truth Dead?’ is now fully booked. Please take a look at our other sessions; perhaps those topics may be of interest to you? If you’d like to join the post-truth wait list, please email fass.alumni@sydney.edu.au

Prof. Nick Enfield - Chair of the Department of Linguistics
Dr. Celine Van Golde - Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
Charles Firth - Co-founder and Managing Editor of The Chaser

Where? Level 3, The Old Rum Store, Kensington Street, Chippendale Creative Precinct.

When? 6:00pm - 8:30pm

How much?
$15 USYD Students
$20 USYD Alumni
$25 USYD Friends

Ticket price includes drinks and canapés by the renowned chefs of Spice Alley.

Any queries? Email fass.alumni@sydney.edu.au

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