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ARTS AND CULTURE


Saturday 8 October
Pyramids, Mummies & Cleopatra: recent discoveries
Dr Zahi Hawass
Presented by Sydney Ideas and the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney
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Monday 10 October
Primo Levi Reads Dante. The role of literature in our world
Professor Lino Pertile, Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Co-presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network
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Tuesday 11 October
Reading Australian Literature
Debra Adelaide on Thea Astley's Drylands
Presented with the School of Literature, Art and Media at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 13 October
Shoreline Landscapes and the Edges of Empire
Rachael DeLue, Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University
Co-presented with the Power Institute in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science
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Monday 31 October
Journaling an Activist Poetics: activist poetics and the activist’s journal
John Kinsella, Professor of Literature and Sustainability, Curtin University, Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University
Co-presented with the Department of English
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE


Tuesday 4 October
Gut Microbiome: a new target for managing human metabolic health
Professor Liping Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Co-presented with the Australian Research Council Food Processing Training Centre
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Tuesday 4 October
Who’s packing your lunchbox?: Eating at School and Work
A panel discussion co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Thursday 6 October
Dying Re-imagined: designing a better way to die
Dr BJ Miller, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California San Francisco
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Monday 10 October
Can Mindfulness Save the World?
A public forum co-hosted by Healthy Sydney University and Sydney Ideas
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Tuesday 11 October
Ending Childhood Obesity
A Sydney Ideas, Westmead forum, co-presented with Charles Perkins Centre, Westmead
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Wednesday 12 October
Health Forums Series
Childhood infectious diseases: protecting kids from the cradle to the mosh pit
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Tuesday 1 November
The Three Biggest Challenges Facing the Food System, and How we Fix Them
Professor Corinna Hawkes, Director of the Centre for Food Policy, City University London
The keynote lecture in the Food Governance Conference hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY


Monday 26 September
Punishment as Help and Blaming Emotions
Professor Annalise Acorn, Professor of Law, the University of Alberta
Co-presented with the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions for the conference Emotions in Legal Practices.
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Friday 30 September
Fighting Corruption in Indonesia’s Natural Resource Sector
Mr Laode M Syarif, Commissioner for Indonesia’s Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK)
Co-presented with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centr
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Wednesday 5 October
Why Violent Revolutions Lead to the Most Durable Dictatorships
Professor Lucan Way, Political Science at the University of Toronto
Co-presented with the Department of Government and International Relation
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Thursday 6 October
American Politics in the Time of Trump
Author Don Watson in conversation with the United States Studies Centre's James Brown
Co-presented with the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney
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Monday 10 October
The Rise of the Populists
A panel discussion
Co-presented with the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 13 October
Hong Kong and Mainland China: contested realities, future visions
A public forum with Anson Chan and Martin Lee
Co-presented by the Sydney Democracy Network and the China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, and the Australian Institute of International Affairs
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Wednesday 16 November
When ‘What Works’ Doesn’t: Comparative Pedagogies and Epistemological Diversity in Education
Professor Frances Vavrus, Program in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota
Faculty of Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY



Monday 17 October
Generations, Gender and Eating
Food@Sydney Seminar Series - Sydney Food Futures
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Monday 17 October
How to get it right the first time
Professor Herbert Huppert, Theoretical Geophysics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
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Thursday 20 October
Truth and Beauty: what we're talking about when we talk about the environment
A public event in the National Environment Meeting hosted by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, in partnership with the Nature Conservation Council of NSW and the Sydney Environment Institute
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Thursday 20 October
Security and Privacy in a Hyper-connected World
Bruce Schneier, security technologist
Co-presented with the Sydney Cyber Security Network in the Faculty of Arts and Social Science
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Thursday 27 October
Future States: visions for the health of our people, communities and planet in 2040
A panel discussion
Part of the University of Sydney Innovation Week 2016
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Wednesday 2 November
The Secret Life of Air: why our ignorance of biodiversity poses both enormous opportunities for discovery and threats to the persistence of civilisation
Professor Robert Dunn, Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University
The 2016 Murray Lecture presented by the School of Life and Environmental Sciencesdetails

Monday 7 November
Do Fish Feel Pain and Why Does it Matter?
Professor Victoria Braithwaite, Fisheries and Biology at Penn State University
Co-presented with the Human Animal Research Network and the Sydney Environment Institute
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Tuesday 29 November
The Dark Side of the Universe
Professor Manfred Lindner, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Research, Heidelberg, Germany
A public lecture in the 13th International Symposium on Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics (CosPA 2016)
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