Are our ethical codes and standards doing enough to slow down climate change? This panel will consider these and other profound questions facing all professionals in the age of global warming. Booked out.
Is living free of cynicism and contempt the key to success? In this inaugural Sydney Policy Lab lecture, Marc Stears argues that it is possible for democracy to thrive but only if people act to save it. Book now.
What is the role of Australia in sustaining our region's seas, skies and soil? A panel of experts will examine the role and responsibilities in balancing environmental sustainability and economic growth in Southeast Asia. Book now.
Australian dramatist Alana Valentine, cosmologist Geraint Lewis, poet Tricia Dearborn and physicist Zdenka Kuncic explore some home truths as they face off for a lively debate about the authenticity of art and science. Book now.
Gilded glass bottles blown in India, porcelain flasks produced in Japan. This lecture follows these intriguing items from their diverse places of manufacture to their points of distribution and demonstrates their strategic power as bestowals. Booked out.
Climate change is a serious problem for Pacific Island nations, who often battle flooding, coastal erosion and rising sea levels on their own. How can industrialised nations like Australia assist them? Book now.
Hear award-winning director Bruce Beresford (Ladies in Black, Driving Miss Daisy) discuss his impressive 50-year journey in cinema, from Australia to Hollywood, and his creative processes and philosophy on film, in this in-conversation event with Dr Bruce Isaacs. Book now.
Whether you want to gain new professional qualifications, change your career direction or pursue a personal ambition, our courses will steer you to places you never imagined. Join us for a series of events to find out about honours, research and master’s degrees.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is partnering with the Sydney Underground Film Festival to bring you a range of unique, quality independent and experimental films that challenge the conservative conventions of filmmaking.
As a generation of young Australians are consigned to ‘permanent renter’ status, realities once thought unimaginable in this country are becoming the norm. Our expert panel – a sociologist, an urban planner and a young economist – will interrogate the affordability crisis and offer new ways of thinking about how we could live better.
Artificial intelligence has been fascinating and terrifying audiences since John McCarthy first coined the term in 1955. Join our panel of experts as they weigh-in on Hollywood’s portrayal of machine learning and it's real-world applications.
Odysseus, hero of Homer's Odyssey, is remembered primarily for his ability to think his way out of difficult situations. But his problem-solving ability is not his only cognitive attribute. This public talk begins with a brief discussion of what is referred to today as emotional intelligence and its scope. Professor Elizabeth Minchin then observes how the poet, through his narrative, reveals this ability in Odysseus: his emotional intelligence serves the hero well in some social situations but (as happens to us all) fails him in others.
What are businesses and social media platforms allowed to do with their users’ profiles? Our panel of experts—a cybersecurity analyst, a media scholar and a white-hat hacker—will provide a sobering analysis of the state of the internet today and explain the unintended consequences of our online behaviour.
Join us on for Raising the Bar 2018, which will see 20 University of Sydney academics take their research out of the lecture theatre and into our city. Can’t wait that long? You can also listen to all the talks as podcasts on SoundCloud or via iTunes.
Discover the surprising similarities between the universe of Roland Barthes and the fantastical world of James Bond, with a focus on four key topics: sex, violence, haiku and the alleged topsy-turvy dimension of Japan.
Join the discussion as our speakers dismantle the harmful narratives that purport to represent Indigenous and refugee communities in Australia, offering in their place powerfully transformational stories from non-white story-tellers.