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ARTS AND CULTURE


Monday 31 July
The Films of Mohamed Al-Daradji
A conversation with the filmmaker
Co-presented with the Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum and the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures, University of Sydney
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Thursday 3 August
Letters From Baghdad film screening
A Sydney Ideas and Nicholson Museum event
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Monday 7 August
Meditations on Mortality, Sorrow and Lament
Co-presented with Australian Book Review and the 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 with China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia, with support from the Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Tuesday 12 September
Reading Australian Literature
Sophie Cunningham on Cold Light by Frank Moorhouse
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Tuesday 3 October
Literature and truth
Post Truth Initiative Series
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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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EDUCATION


Thursday 10 August
The Global Education Opportunity Faces a Financing Challenge
Alice P Albright, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education
Co-presented with the University of Sydney Business School
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Thursday 10 August
Education Professionals Need a Language for Learning Design
Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE


Wednesday 2 August
Health Forum - Addiction: is it the new normal?
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Tuesday 8 August
Dental Health Forum - Putting the mouth into health
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Tuesday 15 August
Data Science - the Future of Better Health?
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY


Wednesday 2 August
New International Orders
The Thinkers Guide to the 21st Century series
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Friday 4 August
Space, Social Conflict, and the Future of Urban Society: a comparative view
Professor Michael Herzfeld, Harvard University
Co-presented with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre, the Department of Anthropology, and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning
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Monday 7 August
Christina Lamb
Co-presented by the Department of Media and Communications, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Tuesday 8 August
Pop Up Justice. Reflecting on Relationships in the Temporary City
A Festival of Urbanism iv event
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Tuesday 8 August
Battlefields of Memory: contested narratives of the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey
Professor Ayhan Aktar, Institute of Social Sciences, Istanbul Bilgi University
Co-presented by the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Beyond 1914: The University of Sydney and the Great War Project
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Wednesday 16 August
Why we need a Universal Basic Income
Associate Professor Karl Widerquist, SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University
Co-presented with the Department of Political Economy, School of Social and Political Science
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Tuesday 22 August
Hong Kong Twenty Years after the Handover: developments since 1997 and prospects for the future
A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the China Studies Centre and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, Sydney Law School
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Tuesday 22 August
Journalism, Resistance and Metadata
Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communications, Sydney Democracy Network, the Sydney Cyber Security Network at the University of Sydney, and the Walkley Foundation
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Wednesday 23 August
Feminism in the Age of Populism
The Thinkers Guide to the 21st Century series
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Monday 28 August
Tools for Truth: global media in the digital age
A Storyology 2017 event
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Tuesday 29 August
Wrongful conviction and truth
Post Truth Initiative Series
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Thursday 31 August
Contact and Openness in Adoption
Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
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Wednesday 13 September
Authoritarianism
The Thinkers Guide to the 21st Century series
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Wednesday 13 September
Politics and truth
Post Truth Initiative Series
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Wednesday 25 October
Globalisation
The Thinkers Guide to the 21st Century series
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY


Wednesday 26 July
Climate Change in the City: examining the effects of climate change on urban environments
Professor Harriet Bulkeley, Geography, Durham University
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute and the School of Architecture, Design and Planning
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Wednesday 9 August
The Glass Universe
Dava Sobel, acclaimed science writer
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
Presented by Sydney Ideas and Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 10 August
The Physics and Philosophy of Time
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
Presented by Sydney Ideas and the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 15 August
Are your Genes your Destiny? Genomics and the science of Gattaca
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
Presented by Sydney Ideas and the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine (VELiM) at the University of Sydney in partnership with the Garvan Institute for Medical Research
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Thursday 17 August
Scientists and Philosophers … need to talk!
Tibor Molnar, The University of Sydney
A Sydney Science Festival event for National Science Week
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Thursday 7 September
Geography of the world’s plant populations
Professor Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin
The 2017 Murray Lecture presented by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences 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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Monday 11 December
Caring (better) for the Seas
Co-presented with Sydney Environment Institute, and part of the Sustaining the Sea Conference at the University of Sydney, December 2017
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