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.
The world has gotten used to hearing 'America First', but is it ready for 'Asia First'? Leading global strategy adviser and international bestselling author Parag Khanna makes a case for why we need to start looking at the world, and future, from the Asian point of view. Book now
Andrew Denton and Dasho Kinley Dorji studied journalism together at Bathurst in NSW in the 1980s and have since made enormous contributions to the media and democracy landscapes in Australia and Dorji's home country of Bhutan. Hear them swap remarkable stories at this special Sydney Ideas event. Book now
What does it mean to call a climate emergency? Military and security experts have warned that as temperatures continue to rise, so too will security risks, including in extreme cases, the risk of armed conflict. Book now
Oxford professor and mathematician Helen Byrne will highlight the exciting applications of maths to model, predict and ultimately improve the effectiveness and development of cancer treatments. Book now
Indigenous children are still being removed from their families at increasing rates, despite the clear links to negative child health and education outcomes. Why and how is this still happening? Book now
As global warming rapidly heats up our planet, the likelihood and frequency of environmental disasters caused by extreme weather events - from bushfires to floods - rises substantially. But are we equipped to manage these disasters? Book now
Join us as award-winning filmmaker Genevieve Clay-Smith speaks about inclusive filmmaking, which sees people with intellectual disability and others from marginalised communities co-create short films and at the same time gain education and pathways to employment. Book now