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ARTS AND CULTURE

Wednesday 26 April
Reading Australian Literature
Fiona Wright on The Cook by Wayne Macauley
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Tuesday 30 May
Reading Australian Literature
Jane Gleeson-White on The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
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Saturday 20 May
Sydney Asian Art Series
Land Lords: Art, Property and Law in Post-Nineties China
Joan Kee, Associate Professor of the History of Art, University of Michigan
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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Thursday 31 August
Outside the Square series
To Be or Not to Be? How to Be Cultured: Shakespeare and the arts in the 21st century
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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 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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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

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
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Friday 31 March, 2pm
Data-Rich Research in the Arts and Humanities
Professor Paul Arthur, Edith Cowan University
Co-presented with Sydney Digital Humanities Research Group in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Tuesday 4 April
Addressing the Social and Behavioural Needs of All Students
Professor George Sugai, Center for Behavioral Education and Research Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut.
The Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Thursday 6 April
Hot in the City: climate and health in urban environments
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Wednesday 10 May
Health Forums - Pain: a symptom or a disease?
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Tuesday 16 May
'The time-travelling brain’: how we remember the past and imagine the future
Associate Professor Muireann Irish, University of Sydney
The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia 2017 Paul Bourke Lecture, o-presented with the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science, and the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney
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Thursday 23 November
Outside the Square series
Why So Sad? How to Be Happy: metrics of happiness
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY

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
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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
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Monday 3 April
How Change Happens
Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam Great Britain
Co-presented with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP)
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Monday 10 April, 6pm
A Most Enterprising Country: How the surprising business acumen of North Korea lets it survive
Justin Hastings, Associate Professor in International Relations and Comparative Politics at the University of Sydney
Co-presented with the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) in the School of Social and Political Sciences, the University of Sydney
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Thursday 12 April
Trapped in/Pushed Out: border politics in the US and Australia
Co-presented with the School of Social and Political Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre
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Friday 28 April
Human Rights and the Rise of Islamophobia: academic responses in the age of populist anger and fear
A Sydney Ideas forum co-presented with the Religion, State and Society Network, School of Social and Political Sciences, and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, Sydney School of Law, at the University of Sydney, and the The Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS)
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Thursday 4 May
Outside the Square series
Is Truth Dead?How to Be Informed: navigating post-truth cultures
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Thursday 22 June
Outside the Square series
Is This Working?How to Be Connected: social media and its discontents
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Thursday 12 October
Outside the Square series
Are Teachers Obsolete? How to Teach: 21st century classrooms
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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
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY

Friday 31 March
Global Warming and the Mass Bleaching of Corals
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute and Greenpeace Australia Pacific
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Tuesday 4 April
The Trump Administration and the Future of US Environmental Law
Professor Robert L Glicksman, George Washington University Law School
Co-presented with the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law, Sydney Law School, the University of Sydney
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Thursday 6 April
Hot in the City: climate and health in urban environments
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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 Scienc
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Wednesday 26 April
Food@Sydney Cultivating our Campus
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Tuesday 2 May
Food@Sydney Growing Change: female empowerment through farming and social enterprise
Chido Govera, Zimbabwean farmer, campaigner, and educator
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Thursday 27 July
Outside the Square series
Are Humans the Only Beings that Matter? How to Be Sustainable: perspectives from the environmental humanities
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