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ARTS AND CULTURE


Monday 15 February
Australian Book Review Patrons’ Annual Lecture
Cultural Renewal in Modern Australia: philanthropy, public discourse and the role of the ‘public academy’ in the modern era
Kim Williams AM
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Thursday 3 March
Somaesthetics and Design
Professor Richard Shusterman, Director of the Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University
Co-presented with the Thursday Night Lecture Series in the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning
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Thursday 10 March
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
The Conversation Machine
Professor Nick Enfield
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Wednesday 16 March
2016 McNicoll Lecture: Understanding Çatalhöyük and the Origins of Settled Life
Professor Ian Hodder, Professor of Anthropology and Dunlevie Family Professor at Stanford University
The McNicoll lecture is presented by the McNicoll Visiting Lectureship and the Department of Archaeology
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Thursday 22 March
Reading Australian Literature 2016
Tegan Bennett Daylight on Helen Garner’s Cosmo Cosmolino
Presented with the School of Letters, Art and Media at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 16 June
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
The Chinese Enigma: China through European Eyes 1750-1900
Professor Yixu Lu
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE


Tuesday 1 March
Soda Politics in the US: Lessons from the food movement in action
Professor Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University
Co-presented with the Charles Perkins Centre
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY


Wednesday 24 February
Is Democracy in Poland in Danger?
Co-presented with the Sydney Democracy Network and the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs
Professor Jan Pakulski, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tasmania
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Thursday 25 February
Fixing the System
A panel discussion co-presented with Griffith Review
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Wednesday 9 March
China, Tibet and the Colonial Question
Associate Professor Dibyesh Anand, Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London
Co-presented with the Sydney Democracy Network and the China Studies Centre
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Thursday Thursday 4 August
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
For a Political Economy of Space and Place
Professor Adam David Morton
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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


Tuesday 9 February
Energy Cultures in Historical Perspective: what we can learn for the future
Professor Christof Mauch, Director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Chair in American Culture and Transatlantic Relations at LMU Munich, and an Honorary Professor at Renmin University in China
Co-presented with Sydney Environment Institute
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Thursday 11 February
The 2016 Q Lecture: Terrorism in an Age of Quantum Insecurity
Dr. Jairus Grove, University of Hawaii Center for Futures Studies
The 2016 Q Lecture is presented presented by the Centre for International Security Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Thursday 10 March
The Energy Challenge: nanotechnology solutions towards sustainable development
Professor Federico Rosei, Director of the Centre Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Québec, Canada
Co-presented with the School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
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Friday 11 March
A Scientific Approach to Teaching Science and Engineering
Co-presented with the Charles Perkins Centre Science of Learning Science Node
Professor Carl Wieman, Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University and Nobel Laureate
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Wednesday 23 March
Small Changes Series: Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise
A panel discussion hosted by Tina Perinotto, Publisher and Managing Editor of The Fifth Estate
Co-presented with Sydney Environment Institute
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Wednesday 13 April
Small Changes Series - Subversive Adaptation: How to talk about climate change without talking about climate change
A panel discussion hosted by Tina Perinotto, Publisher and Managing Editor of The Fifth Estate
Co-presented with Sydney Environment Institute
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Wednesday 18 May
Small Changes Series - Plastic Water: The social and material life of bottled water
A panel discussion hosted by Tina Perinotto, Publisher and Managing Editor of The Fifth Estate
Co-presented with Sydney Environment Institute
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Thursday 28 July
Insights 2016: Lecture Series
Participating Publics: engaging with science and technology
Professor Mike Michael
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