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ARTS AND CULTURE

Thursday 23 February, 2017
Transgender: looking back, moving forward
The Trouble with Harry Q&A co-presented with the Seymour Centre. Part of the 2017 Mardi Gras.
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Tuesday 31 January, 2017
Networks for Big Biomedical Data
Assistant Professor Genevera Allen, Statistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, USA
Co-presented with the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science for the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) Summer School
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Monday 6 February, 2017
Can Robots Kill Capitalism?
Paul Mason, Journalist and broadcaster
Co-presented with the Department of Political Economy in the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS), and the Greens Political Education Trust
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Tuesday 21 February, 2017
Defeating the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock: what it means for Indigenous people and environmentalism
Associate Professor Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Wednesday 22 February, 2017
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 29 March, 2017
The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China: insights from prosecuted cases of collusive corruption
Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College, US
Co-presented with the Sydney Democracy Network and China Studies Centre
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday 8 February, 2017
The Madhouse Effect: climate change denial in the age of Trump
Professor Michael E Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Monday 20 February, 2017
Ecological Democracy: looking back, looking forward
A panel discussion co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Wednesday 1 March, 2017
The Emergence and Evolution of Life Beyond Physics
Professor Stuart Kauffman, theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher, emeritus professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania
Co-presented with the Centre for Complex Systems and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science at the University of Sydney
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Tuesday 11 April, 2017
Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture 2017 - LIGO, Gravitational Waves, and the Final Ballet of a Pair of Black Holes: The Birth of a New Kind of Astronomy
David Reitze, Executive Director of the LIGO Laboratory at the Caltech and a Professor of Physics at the University of Florida
Co-presented with Sydney Institute of Astronomy, School of Physics, Faculty of Science, the University of Sydney, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration, and the U.S. National Science Foundation
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