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  • 9 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    The Geometry of Hazard

    A Geometry of Hazard: Risk, Climate, and Architecture in Brazil, c. 1949

    Architecture was an essential aspect of the modernization of Brazil, on both material and symbolic terms. In this lecture, Daniel A. Barber examines the influence of risk and speculation on the architecture in Rio de Janeiro back in the 1940s.

  • 9 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Power Institute - Marketing Pleasure for Profit: The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared

    The Power Institute is proud to present the first of our Sydney Asian Art Series talks, with a lecture by Professor Julie Nelson Davis who will explore the production of the now famous eighteenth-century Japanese book of ‘performing beauties’ prints, The Mirror of Yoshiwara Beauties, Compared.

  • 13 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Power Institute - Who was Dziga Vertov?

    The Power Institute is pleased to present a lecture by Professor John MacKay on the work of pioneer Soviet filmmaker and theorist Dziga Vertov.

  • 16 March 2017
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Public Lecture | Social Transformation and Human Mobility: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Migration

    In this lecture Professor Castles will draw on his ideas he has developed across his career, ideas about migration and change, racism and society, as well as globalism and precarity, in order to help make sense of the current events, but also to propose new ideas about the future of human mobility.

  • 17 March 2017
    8.30am - 5.30pm

    Professor Stephen Castles Festschrift

    Recently Professor Stephen Castles retired from his academic appointment at the University of Sydney. We are planning to celebrate the academic work of Stephen with a one and half day series of events in his honour.

  • 22 March 2017
    5.45pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Science Forum 2017: Hugs not drugs: revolutionising the treatment of addiction

    We have a problem with addictive drugs: 15% of all deaths worldwide each year are attributed to harmful use of alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs. Find out why researchers hope that developing small molecules that act on the ‘love hormone’ system may provide the solution for addiction.

  • 29 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China

    Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College examines China's crony capitalism as a result of the corruption in the post-Tiananmen era.

  • 8 April 2017
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    Celebration Concert

    International House 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert

    International House’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert, featuring performances by distinguished alumni, friends and current residents. The concert will include the world-premiere of a new work by celebrated Australian composer Chris Bowen, specially commissioned for the IH anniversary year.

  • 11 April 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture 2017

    In September 2016 scientists observed the collision and fusion of the two black holes by directly measuring their gravitational waves. David Reitze explains how they made the detection and discusses how gravitational astronomy promises to change our understanding of universe.

  • 26 April 2017
    5.45pm - 7.00pm

    Sydney Science Forum 2017: Bright Lights: the science of light at the nanoscale

    Nanophotonics research is addressing important challenges, such as producing cheap and reliable point-of-care medical diagnostic devices and reducing the huge carbon footprint of big data. Be dazzled by the science of these new technologies, and discover how light is making our future bright.