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USSC - Understanding ISIS: A ...

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Key events

  • Date
  • 3 March 2016
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
    Jerry Mashaw

    Distinguished Speakers Program: Public Reason and Administrative Legitimacy

    Join us for our first Distinguished Speaker lecture on 'Public Reason and Administrative Legitimacy', presented by Presented by Jerry L. Mashaw is Sterling Professor of Law, Emeritus at Yale Law School.

  • 3 March 2016
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Somaesthetics and Design

    Somaesthetics is a new interdisciplinary field of research dedicated to the study and cultivation of the soma (the living body) as our medium of sensory perception (aesthesis). Richard Shusterman explains the application of somaesthetics in architecture and on human-computer interactive design.

  • 4 March 2016
    3.00pm - 4.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Neuroscience and Learning Analytics: a historic leap in understanding learning?

    A world leader in learning analytics thinking and theorising, Professor George Siemens, explores the research of the past decade that have solidified and advanced two important tracks in helping researchers understand learning: neuroscience and big data.

  • 5 March 2016
    2.00pm - 3.00pm

    The rise and fall of the classical English landscape garden: Celebrating 300 years of Capability Brown

    Join us at the Nicholson Museum for the next lecture in our free Saturday series.

  • 5 March 2016
    2.30pm - 3.30pm

    Women in Power: In Conversation

    Join us in conversation at the University Art Gallery.

  • 7 March 2016
    4.30pm - 6.30pm
    IWD 2016

    International Women's Day Panel Discussion

    The University of Sydney Business School, in partnership with the Australian National Committee for UN Women, presents an International Women’s Day Panel Discussion: 'Eliminating Violence Against Women'.

  • 8 March 2016
    5.45pm - 8.00pm
    RD 100X 100

    RD Watt Lecture 2016

    The RD Watt Lecture will be presented this year by Alumnus, Dr Matthew Morell, Director General of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Dr Morell will deliver " Research for development and its role in humanity's future: How rice science is building a better world."

  • 9 March 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - China, Tibet and the Colonial Question

    Dibyesh Anand examines the narrative of China as anti-imperialist, and a victim of imperialism and colonialism. Focusing on Tibet, and to an extent Xinjiang, he argues for conceptualising and understanding China as a colonising power.

  • 10 March 2016
    5.30pm - 7.00pm

    Insights 2016 - The Conversation Machine

    Professor Nick Enfield from the Department of Linguistics looks at what makes language possible in our species.

  • 10 March 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Renaissance Elsewhere

    Italian art in the period between ca. 1300 and ca. 1500 - what is called the Renaissance - is characterized by its extraordinary openness to the world. It is difficult to think of another tradition of art more focused on depicting “elsewheres.”