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Sydney Ideas

Great minds don't always think alike

Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's public events program. We believe in the value of ideas that make a difference and have been bringing leading thinkers from around the world to Sydney since 2006.

Check out our events – month by month

Tracking digital espionage

  • Tuesday 12 February, 6-7.30pm
  • How much do governments know about our online history? Join Ron Deibert, digital detective and founder of Citizen Lab, as he reveals the hidden surveillance systems used to spy on civil society. Book now.

Truth, bullsh*t and weasel words

  • Wednesday 13 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Hear from Don Watson, award-winning author and former speechwriter for Paul Keating, as he decodes political language and reveals its influence on democracy and civil debate. Book now.

The Xinjiang crackdown

  • Wednesday 20 February, 6-7.30pm
  • Why has China detained as many as one million Muslim minorities in "re-education camps", and what are the political ramifications for us all as state policy becomes more aggressive? Book now.