What's On


ARTS AND CULTURE



5 August
Farmyard Choreographies in Early Modern England
Professor Erica Fudge, English Studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and Director of the British Animal Studies Network
Co-presented with HARN, the Human Animal Research Network
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7 August
Robots: the unfinished revolution
A panel discussion
Co-presented with the Sydney Democracy Network and the Consulate of the Czech Republic in Sydney
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11 August
New Asia Now Forum
Writers Miguel Syjuco (The Philippines), Annie Zaidi (India) and Sheng Keyi (China) with Beatriz Carrillo Garcia and Dr Tiffany Tsao from the University of Sydney, and Julianne Schultz, editor of Griffith Review.
Co-presented with the China Studies Centre and the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre
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28 August
Philosophy as a Way of Life: not just for the ancients
Professor Justin E H Smith, history and philosophy of science, the University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot
Co-presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network
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1 September
Key Texts: Beauty, Art and Life: Kant’s Critique of Judgment
Dr Dalia Nassar, Department of Philosophy
Co-presented with the Sydney Intellectual History Network
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15 September
Reading Australian Literature: Malcom Knox on David Ireland's 'Glass Canoe'
Co-presented with the School of Letters, Arts and Media at the University of Sydney
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13 October
Mireille Juchau on Patrick White's 'Riders in the Chariot'
Co-presented with the School of Letters, Arts and Media at the University of Sydney
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE



5 August
Too Much Medicine: exploiting fear for the pursuit of profit
Dr Iona Heath
Co-presented with the School of Public Health
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6 August
Eating Disorders: new approaches for treatment and management
A panel discussion with leading eating disorder specialists from the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre.
Co-presented with the Seymour Centre as part of What is the Matter with Mary Jane? performance.
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8 September
Talking About Mental Health in the Media
Co-presented with Department of Media and Communications and Sydney Medical School
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY


5 August
Peace, People and Power: social change from anti-Apartheid to the climate movement
Dr Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
Co-presented by the Sydney Environment Institute and the Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney
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12 August
MOOCs: What have we learned?
Daphne Koller, Co-Founder and President of Coursera
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12 August
Beauty Without Harm
Part of The Small Changes: Environmental Conversations series, co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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17 August
Einstein’s Wonderful Idea: A century of space-time, black holes and expanding universes
Geraint Lewis, Professor of Astrophysics at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, Faculty of Science.
This event is part of Sydney Science Festival 2015 at the University of Sydney
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18 August
Bringing Science to Wellness
A panel discussion.
This event is part of Sydney Science Festival 2015 at the University of Sydney
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19 August
The Ethics of Communicating Climate Change: insights from Aristotle
Professor Melissa Lane, Class of 1943 Professor of Politics, Princeton University
This event is part of Sydney Science Festival 2015 at the University of Sydney
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20 August
Screening of 'Particle Fever'
Screening and Q&A
This event is part of Sydney Science Festival 2015 at the University of Sydney
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21 August
Exploring the Creativity of STEM in the Classroom
A panel discussion
This event is part of Sydney Science Festival 2015 at the University of Sydney
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Full listing of all Sydney Science Festival events at the University of Sydney

POLITICS AND SOCIETY


4 August
Who’s Afraid of Media Pluralism? Corporate power, concentration and ownership in the digital era
Professor Steven Barnett from the University of Westminster in conversation with Adam Brereton, Opinion Editor, Guardian Australia and co-founder and director of the Sydney Democracy Network Professor John Keane, the University of Sydney.
Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communications and the Sydney Democracy Network
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13 August
Should Voluntary Euthanasia Be Legalised?
Professor Peter Singer and His Grace, the Most Rev. Dr Anthony Fisher O.P.
Co-presented by the University of Sydney Catholic Society
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18 August
Shell Shock, Gallipoli, and the Generation of Silence
Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University
Co-presented with Beyond 1914 – The University of Sydney and the Great War
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24 August
The Intellectual and Revolution: on Egypt's new strand of intellectuals
Professor Randa Abou Bakr, English and comparative literature at Cairo University
Co-presented with the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures and the Religion State and Society Network
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25 August
US-China Relations: What's Ahead and What Do They Mean for Australia?
Co-presented with the China Studies Centre and United States Studies Centre the University of Sydney
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31 August
What is Veiling?
Professors Sahar Amer and Martine Antle, University of Sydney and James Liebold La Trobe University
Co-presented with the Department of Arabic Language and Cultures and China Studies Centre details

10 September
Australia and Brazil: 70 years of bilateral relations
His Excellency Mr Rubem Antonio Corrêa Barbosa, Brazilian Ambassador to Australia
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17 September
ADDing WOMEN AND STIRring in Immigration History
Evelyn Hu-de Hart (Brown) and Sophie Loy-Wilson (Sydney)
Co-presented with the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney
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