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ARTS AND CULTURE


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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Monday 5 September
How Do We Live With Ourselves? The Australian National Conscience
Emeritus Professor Alan Atkinson, Honorary Research Associate of the Department of History
Co-presented with Australian Book Review and the Department of Historyat the University of Sydney
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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 20 September
Twenty Years and Counting: reflections on the study of the oldest Buddhist manuscripts
Professor Richard Salomon, William P and Ruth Gerberding University Professor at the University of Washington and University Buddhist Education Foundation and Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
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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


Wednesday 7 September
Five Ways Your Heart Can Kill You That You Didn’t Know
Health Forums Series
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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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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


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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Thursday 1 September
Schattenkinder: Children born of war in the 20th and 21st centuries
Professor Sabine Lee, the University of Birmingham
Co-presented with the School of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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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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Monday 12 September
Doctrinal and Political Roots of the Islamic State
Professor Barbara De Poli, Ca’ Foscari University Venice, Italy
Co-presented with the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures in the School of Languages and Cultures
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Wednesday 21 September
Understanding China Today and Tomorrow
Co-presented with the China Studies Centre
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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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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 5 September
Dodging the Wrecking Ball: food in the high-rise city
Food@Sydney Seminar Series - Sydney Food Futures
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Thursday 15 September
Forest Countercultures of Upland Laos: Lessons for sustainability?
Co-presented with the Department of Lingusitics and the Macleay Museum
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