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ARTS AND CULTURE

Thursday 28 September
Reimagining Home in the 21st Century
Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communication
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Thursday 12 October
The X Factor in the Reformation
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Tuesday 17 October
Reflections on Writing by Omar Musa
The 2017 ASAL Patron's Lecture
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Tuesday 17 October
Reading Australian Literature
Beth Yahp on The Scent of Eucalyptus by Barbara Hanrahan
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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
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Thursday 19 October
50,000 years of Australian History: a plea for interdisciplinarity
Professor Lynette Russell, Monash Indigenous Studies Centre, Monash University
The 2nd Bicentennial Australian History Lecture, hosted by the Department of History
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Tuesday 24 October
The Limits of Globalisation in Art History
Professor James Elkins, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Co-presented by the Power Institute for the Keir Lectures on Art series
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EDUCATION


Wednesday 11 October
Can entrepreneurship be taught?
A Sydney Ideas forum for the University of Sydney Postgraduate Studies Expo
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Thursday 28 September
Consumer-Directed Care: myths and mysteries
Professor Jill Manthorpe from the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London
The Education and Social Work Dean’s Lecture Series
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Monday 16 October
Your Smartphone and You: how technology can impact our mental health
Co-presented with the Brain and Mind Centre, the University of Sydney
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Thursday 26 October
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health
Joe Williams, Indigenous mental health campaigner, and others
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POLITICS AND SOCIETY

Tuesday 10 October
Fighting Corruption in Indonesia: current issues, challenges and prospects
Co-presented with the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, and the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law
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Wednesday 11 October*
Authoritarianism
The Thinkers Guide to the 21st Century series
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* please note recent date change

Monday 16 October
An Analysis of Western Images of China
Co-presented with the Department of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures, and the China Studies Centre,
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Thursday 19 October
Food Choices and their Determinants: an economics perspective
Associate Professor Mara Thiene is an economist at the University of Padua
Co-presented with the School of Economics at the University of Sydney
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Monday 23 October
Demarchy for Better Public Policy
Co-presented with the Graduate School of Government, Sydney University Press and The newDemocracy Foundation
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Tuesday 24 October
Australia and China: before and below the nation
The keynote lecture for the Looking Back, Moving Forward: Symposium on the future of Australia-China relations hosted by the China Studies Centre
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Wednesday 25 October
Globalisation
The Thinkers Guide to the 21st Century series
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Thursday 26 October
Learning Lessons from Europe’s Multiple Crises
Professor Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor of European Integration at the University of Athens
Co-presented with the Sydney Democracy Network
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Thursday 26 October
Unwinnable Wars: Afghanistan and the limits of western military power
Professor Theo Farrell, University of Wollongong
The 2017 Michael Hintze lecture presented by the Centre for International Security Studies
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SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY

Wednesday 27 September
Renewable Reinvention - Global Green Shift?
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Tuesday 3 October
Finding Fibonacci
Dr Keith Devlin, mathematician at Stanford University and popular science writer
Co-presented with the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
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Tuesday 10 October
Future Imperfect: integration in the time of change
Dr Mark Stafford Smith, Chief Coordinating Scientist – Adaptation, CSIRO
Co-presented with the Planetary Health Initiative at the University of Sydney
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Monday 16 October
Chasing Corals, film screening and forum
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute
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Tuesday 31 October
Mathematical heroes and social justice: from victims to hell raisers
Professor Nassif A Ghoussoub, University of British Columbia
Director, Banff International Research Station for Mathematical
Co-presented with the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science
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Tuesday 7 November
The Future of Environmental Justice
Co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute as part of the Environmental Justice Conference 2017
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Thursday 9 November
Food Justice in the City: Toward a Just and Sustainable Food System
A forum co-presented with the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney
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Monday 11 December
Caring (better) for the Seas
Co-presented with Sydney Environment Institute, and part of the Sustaining the Sea Conference at the University of Sydney, December 2017
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