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Sydney Ideas recommends

Our top picks around the University
Thought-provoking talks and seminars are regularly held across the University beyond the Sydney Ideas program. Here are some of our recommendations.

Coming up

Our house is on fire: how business can become an advocate for action

  • Tuesday 3 March
  • Join Tanya Fiedler, as she discusses with Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, why climate change matters to business, the types of changes we can affect, as well as some of the ethical and social dilemmas we might face on the way. Register now

Sydney Asian Art Series – Yung Ma

  • Tuesday 10 March
  • In ‘Reimagining and Conserving the Disappearance of Hong Kong through Moving Image’, curator Yung Ma presents a reflection on the challenges of conserving the image(s) of Hong Kong through art. Register now

Reducing the impact of heatwaves: bodies, housing and cool suburbs

  • Wednesday 11 March
  • Professor David Schlosberg, Associate Professor Ollie Jay and Professor Tess Lea join health industry professionals to discuss straightforward policy suggestions to keep the most vulnerable among us safe as climate change heats our cities. Register now

Rare Bites: Mary Brunton's Discipline - bad girls and moral tales

  • Wednesday 11 March
  • Dr Olivia Murphy discusses the one of the first intentionally flawed heroines in anglophone fiction, in Scottish author Mary Brunton's Discipline (1814) Register now

Mobilising Buddhist nationalists

  • Monday 16 March
  • Is ‘Buddhism under threat’ in Thailand? Assistant Professor Janjira Sombatpoonsiri, Chulalongkorn University heads this thought-provoking discussion of Buddhist radicalism in Thailand. Register now

Australia on fire: how to move beyond hysteria and embrace collective change

  • Wednesday 18 March
  • David Ritter, Greenpeace Australia Pacific CEO, sits down with a diverse collection of panellists ranging from community to industry to politics to academics, to discuss the urgent need to act, and to act now. Register now

The ethics of data science conference 2020

  • 25 – 27 March
  • Join world-renowned experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the use and misuse of our data. Book now

Politics in Action 2020: Updates from Southeast Asia

  • Friday 8 May
  • Invited experts will provide an analysis of the current political situation in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam, and discuss the broader implications of events in these countries for our region. Register here