Sydney Ideas and other public talks

2013

White Beech: The Rainforest Years

White Beech: The Rainforest Years

Germaine Greer, 27 October 2013

Sustaining the Rise of the South

Sustaining the Rise of the South

Helen Clark, UNDP, 16 October 2013

Toward Transformation: The Rise of the Girl

Toward Transformation: The Rise of the Girl

A One Just World Forum at the University of Sydney, 9 October 2013

The Challenge of the 21st Century

The Challenge of the 21st Century

Dr David Suzuki, 25 September 2013

Exploring the Last Frontier: Australia's pioneering work in astronomy

Exploring the Last Frontier: Australia's pioneering work in astronomy

Professor Brian Schmidt, 11 July 2013

The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet

The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet

Professor Michael Ruse, 18 June 2013

Carrying the Torch for Children

Carrying the Torch for Children

A One Just World Forum at the University of Sydney, 11 June 2013

Bill McKibben  - Global Warming: Do the Maths

Bill McKibben - Global Warming: Do the Maths

Co-presented with 350.org, 5 June 2013

I’m Not Creative, But..

I’m Not Creative, But..

Co-presented with the Seymour Centre for Vivid Ideas 2013, 3 June 2013

I'm not racist, but...

I'm not racist, but...

A NSW Reconciliation Council event for Reconciliation Week, 25 May 2013

In conversation with Ahdaf Soueif

In conversation with Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif is in Australia as a guest of the Perth Writers’ Festival and Adelaide Writers’ Week

2012


Big Bangs, Biospheres and the Limits of Science

Big Bangs, Biospheres and the Limits of Science

Professor Lord Rees, 9 November 2012

Innovation as a Catalyst for Growth

Innovation as a Catalyst for Growth

Sir David Higgins, Chief Executive, Network Rail UK, 8 October 2012

Empower a Girl: Change the World

Empower a Girl: Change the World

A One Just World Forum at the University of Sydney, 18 Sept 2012

The Greek Financial and Political Crisis

The Greek Financial and Political Crisis

A Sydney Ideas City Forum, 7 June 2012

I’m not racist but...

I’m not racist but...

A NSW Reconciliation Council event for Reconciliation Week, 28 May 2012

An Anatomy of Writing and Politics, Memory and Democracy

An Anatomy of Writing and Politics, Memory and Democracy

Javier Cercas, Spanish writer, 29 February 2012

The Precariat: The new dangerous class

The Precariat: The new dangerous class

Professor Guy Standing, University of Bath, 9 February 2012

2011


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Editors, Journalists and Audiences: Towards a new compact

Peter Fray, First Decade Fellow, Dept of Media and Communications. 16 November 2011.

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One Just World Forum on Faith and Development

A panel discussion that includes a video interview with Dr Catherine Hamlin AC. 19 October 2011.

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The Role of the Reviewer in the Twitter Age

A panel discussion with reviewers and critics on the future of their profession. 20 September 2011.

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Rebuilding communities and recovering from trauma

A conversation with Rwandan genocide survivor Leah Chishugi. 13th September 2011.

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Non-communicable diseases and sustainable development

Sir George Alleyne, University of the West Indies Chancellor and UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean(2003-2010)

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IQ2 Debate: We need a nanny state

Expert panellists will discuss where we draw the line between private choices and public obligations.

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UN at the Uni

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encourages our students to use their passion to make a difference.

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A Journey Through Space: the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour

Dr Gregory Chamitoff, NASA Astronaut and Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney

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How Wikileaks Will Transform Mainstream Media

Lristinn Hrafnsson, journalist and spokesman for WikiLeaks.

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Looking again at Picasso's Guernica

Professor TJ Clark

Sydney Ideas co-presented with the Power Institute at the University of Sydney.

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Sustained Development Systems for 3 Billion

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, Former President of Republic of India

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Governance, Corruption and World Poverty

One Just World Forum

How can the development sector help build good governance in the developing world?

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Does understanding evolution help us to understand ethics?

Professor Peter Singer

A Sydney Ideas lecture filmed by Slow TV.

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Why Deliberative Democracy Matters

Could deliberative democracy be the key to solving some of the world's seemingly insurmountable problems?

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One Just World: Child Health Now

Over 8 million children under 5 are dying each year. We have the solutions to make a difference, so why is this still happening?

2010


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Master of Molecular Imaging

Partnership demonstrates the vital role of molecular imaging in combating disease.

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Buddhism and a Sustainable World: Some reflections

Geoffrey Samuel, Cardiff University and 2010 Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Sydney. 20 September 2010

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How the war on terror contributed to the credit crunch and to the crisis of the Euro

Italian economist and terrorist financing expert, Loretta Napoleoni at Sydney Ideas. 30 August 2010

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Why history matters

Do we need our history to be global? Work, leisure, war and peace, these are some of the themes that historians are now mapping onto a global past.

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What makes a creative entrepreneur?

Kate Jennings and Dare Jennings in conversation with James Valentine. 30 July 2010

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A World Court of Human Rights: how would it work?

A Sydney Ideas Open lecture by Professor Manfred Nowak, University of Vienna and UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. 13 May 2010

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One Just World Forum

What does it mean to be secure? Human security in our region. 5 May 2010

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Writing the Future

Dr Bill Rankin discusses how how digital books will change the world. 27 April, 2010.

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Going Mobile

Dr Bill Rankin talks about building for new mobile platforms. 27 April, 2010.

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Michael Kirby in the Great Hall

Watch Michael Kirby in the Great Hall, 28 Feb, 2009.

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Sydney College of the Arts

Watch the Sydney Ideas lecture by Fiona Winning, 2 Mar, 2009.

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The foreign policy of Obama and McCain

Kim Beasley joins Geoffrey Garrett, Paul Kelly and Mike Chinoy. 16 Oct, 2008

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America, land of the free?

The US Studies Centre presents Columbia University's Eric Foner.

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The Ted Wheelwright lecture

Professor Walden Bellow discusses the America's "crisis of hegemony".

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Civil War from Rome to Iraq

Harvard historian David Armitage talks at Sydney Ideas.

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Stopping disease

Sir Gustav Nossal on the challenges in health and public medicine.

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Economics for a crowded planet

Jeffrey Sachs launches the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

  • 1:25:62 minutes
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American foreign policy after Bush

The US Studies Centre presents political philosopher Francis Fukuyama.

  • 01:20:08 minutes