What's On


Thursday 9 March
Sydney Asian Art Series: Marketing Pleasure for Profit: The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compare
Professor Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania
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

Wednesday 15 March
What has Religion to do with Art?: A panel on Art and the Order of Existence
Thomas Crow and Hannah Williams in conversation with Mark Ledbury
Co-presented with the Power Institute in the Department of Art History and Film Studies at the University of Sydney


Wednesday 15 March
Health Forum: Big sugar: the new health threat?


Friday 24 February, 2017
Human Rights or Revolution: towards a history of Palestine solidarity
Dr Anna Bernard, King’s College London
Co-presented with the Department of English, for the 'Palestine in the International Imaginary, 1987-2017' conference, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Tuesday 28 February, 2017
Reverberations: the Holocaust, human rights, and the museum
Co-presented with the Museums and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Sydney

Thursday 16 March, 2017
From The Frontline Of Global Politics And The Middle East
Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharq Forum
Co-presented by the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures and the National Centre for Cultural Competence at the University of Sydney

Tuesday 21 March
The Destruction Of Memory: film screening and forum
Co-presented with the Museums and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Sydney

Thursday 23 March
Life After MOOCs: online science education needs a new revolution
Professor Pavel Pevzner, University of California at San Diego
Co-presented by the Education Portfolio and School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science

Wednesday 29 March, 12pm
Preserving the Past: the Dawkins reforms and the University of Sydney
A special lunchtime Sydney Ideas co-presented with the History of University Life Seminar

Wednesday 29 March
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

Thursday 30 March
Abolish Slavery in My Smartphone: Rethinking Capitalism, China, and Digital Labor
Professor Jack Linchuan Qiu, School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communications, and the Sydney Democracy Network, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the China Studies Centre

This event has now been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.
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


Wednesday 1 March
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

Tuesday 7 March
Plastic Plague: Global Governance and the 'Plastisphere' Professor Peter J Stoett, Director of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University in Montreal

Tuesday 14 March
Innovation in Australian Agriculture Benefits the World... And Vice Versa?
Dr Peter Carberry, Deputy Director General of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Tuesday 11 April
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 Sciencedetails