What's On


ARTS AND CULTURE


Wednesday 3 August
ABR fellowship: Satan Repentant
David Malouf in conversation with poet Michael Aiken
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Monday 8 August
Is Sydney Losing its Edge?
Dr Oliver Watts, the University of Sydney and Dr Kate Shaw, the University of Melbourne
Presented with the Festival of Urbanism
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Thursday 25 August
Stolen Lives: Returning Identities to Pompeian Victims of the AD 79 Eruption
Dr Estelle Lazer, Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
Co-presented with the Department of Classics and Ancient History and the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 30 August
China and the West: Dynamics of Power, Passion and Personalities in the Chinese Art Market
Dessa Goddard, Vice President and Director of Asian Art at Bonhams, North America
Presented with the Power Institute
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Wednesday 31 August
The Australian Mosque: locality, gender, and spirituality
A forum co-presented with the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures in the School of Languages and Cultures
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Tuesday 13 September
Reading Australian Literature
Emily Bitto on David Malouf's An Imaginary Life
Presented with the School of Literature, Art and Media at the University of Sydney
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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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HEALTH AND MEDICINE


Tuesday 16 August
Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity: a looming healthcare crisis?
A Sydney Ideas Westmead forum, co-presented with the Westmead Institute for Medical Research
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
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Wednesday 7 September
Health Forums Series
Five ways your heart can kill you that you didn’t know
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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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Wednesday 12 October
Health Forums Series
Childhood infectious diseases: protecting kids from the cradle to the mosh pit
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY


Wednesday 27 July
Tax Havens: What Can be Done? Evidence from a century of history
Vanessa Ogle, Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Co-presented with the Laureate Research Program in International History, University of Sydney
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Wednesday 3 August
Faculty of Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
Parenting with Disabilities: from ‘outsider’ to ‘insider’ – the lessons learnt
Marjorie Aunos, Marjorie Aunos adjunct professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal and Brock University
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Thursday 4 August
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
For a Political Economy of Space and Place
Professor Adam David Morton, Department of Political Economy, School of Social and Politcal Sciences
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Thursday 4 August
Re-imagining Public Service
Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor of Western Sydney University.
Co-presented with The Australian Social Policy Association and the Graduate School of Government
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Tuesday 9 August
Educating and Enabling Girls: the most powerful force for change on the planet
A forum with speakers including Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO, and Linda Burney MP, Member for Barton
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Tuesday 9 August
Faculty of Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
Teachers’ Work and Lives: understanding complexity, building quality
Christopher Day, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham
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Wednesday 10 August
Our Eyes and Ears around the World: investigative journalism, cross-border crime, corruption, and accountability
A Storyology 2016 event
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Wednesday 24 August
East West Street: a personal history of the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity
Professor Philippe Sands QC, University College London and Matrix Chambers
Presented with the Sydney Law School Distinguished Speakers Program
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Tuesday 30 August
The Holocaust: the known, the unknown, the disputed and the re-examined
Professor Michael Berenbaum, Sigi Ziering Institute , American Jewish University in LA
Co-presented with the Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures and Mandelbaum House
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Thursday 1 September
We Need to Talk about Antarctica
A panel discussion presented with the Sydney Democracy Network's Festival of Democracy
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Tuesday 6 September
Populism, Race and Democracy
Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commission
Presented with the Sydney Democracy Network's Festival of Democracy
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Wednesday 7 September
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: Old Visions, New Realities
Professor Ross Garnaut
Presented with the Sydney Democracy Network's Festival of Democracy
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Thursday 8 September
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
Something to Play Every Day: rural retirement culture
Professor Catherine Driscoll
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Thursday 3 November
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
Making Persons in Law and History
Professor Andrew Fitzmaurice
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY

Monday 1 August
Food Insecurity: putting good food back on the table
A forum in our Food@Sydney series co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Monday 15 August
Grandmothers and Human Evolution
Professor Kristen Hawke, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
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Tuesday 16 August
Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity: a looming healthcare crisis?
A Sydney Ideas Westmead forum, co-presented with the Westmead Institute for Medical Research
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
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Thursday 18 August
On the Importance of Time-out in the Era of Empathy and Attachment
Professor Mark Dadds, Sydney Child Behaviour Research Clinic, Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
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