What's On


ARTS AND CULTURE


Tuesday 30 May
Reading Australian Literature
Jane Gleeson-White on The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
A Reconciliation Week at the University of Sydney event
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Wednesday 31 May
Arts and Aboriginal Australia: decolonisation or reconciliation?
A Reconciliation Week at the University of Sydney event, co-presented with the Macleay Museum, at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 6 June
The Art of Mark Bradford
Sebastain Smee, Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for the Boston Globe
Co-presented with the Power Institute at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 20 July
The Making of Jane Austen
Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University
Presented by the Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Wednesday 6 September
Sydney Asian Art Series
A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art
Saloni Mathur, Professor of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, University of California, Los Angeles
Co-presented by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia, with support from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sydney Ideas
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Tuesday 12 September
Reading Australian Literature
Sophie Cunningham on Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse
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Thursday 19 October
Sydney Asian Art Series
Painting after the Mass-Produced Image: Art in 19th-century Iran
David J. Roxburgh, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History, Harvard University
Co-presented by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia, with support from the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Sydney Ideas
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BUSINESS

Thursday 8 June
The future of the auto industry with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance
Presented by the Australian Lebanese Foundation in partnership with the University of Sydney Business School and Sydney Ideas
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EDUCATION


Thursday 8 June
How can schools be relevant in the 21st century? A panel discussion about transforming schools
Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE


Wednesday 31 May
21st Century Medicine Lecture Series - What's Wrong with our Kidneys?
Professor Steve Chadban, Professor of Medicine, Kidney Hub-CPC, University of Sydney and Director of Renal Medicine, State-wide Renal Services, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
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Wednesday 2 August
Health Forum - Addiction: is it the new normal?
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Monday 5 June
Civil Wars: a history in ideas
A forum with Professor David Armitage, Lloyd C Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University
Co-presented with the Laureate Research Program in International History, and Nation Empire Globe at the University of Sydney
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Friday 9 June
Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion in the Age of Trump
Professor Yolanda Moses, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Competence, National Centre for Cultural Competence
Co-presented with the National Centre for Cultural Competence
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Thursday 15 June
Abuses in the Fight Against ISIS
Belkis Wille, senior Iraq researcher in the Middle East and North Africa division, Human Rights Watch
Co-presented with Human Rights Watch Australia and Sydney Law School
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Tuesday 20 June
Turning Urban: strengths and vulnerabilities of China’s collectives in the process of urbanisation
Professor Luigi Tomba, Director of the China Studies Centre, The University of Sydney
Co-presented with the China Studies Centre
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Wednesday 21 June
That’s what she said: Women in politics
Co-presented with the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 27 June
The War in Syria: the destruction of culture and abuses of human rights
A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY

Monday 5 June
Film Screening: A Plastic Ocean
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 6 June
Food [at] Sydney series: Eating in the City
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 11 July
Food [at] Sydney series: The Suburban Harvest … food in our own backyard
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 9 November
Food Justice in the City: Toward a Just and Sustainable Food System
A forum co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney
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