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3 May 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
From 1799 to 1804 Alexander von Humboldt made an extraordinary trip through Spanish America, a trip that resulted in a scientific and an aesthetic vision of the terrestrial globe. Upon his return to Europe, he set out his views of nature in graphs, maps and illustrations as well as in written works.
4 May 20176.00pm - 8.30pm
The disregard for evidence. The denial of accountability. A contempt for experts. Welcome to the era of post-truth.
9 May 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Lecture by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley, on the monumental sculptural works of American artist Louise Nevelson.
10 May 201712.30pm - 2.00pm
Democracy Futures | Be Realistic: Demand the impossible – the legacy of May ’68 for thinking about political possibility today
The events of May 1968, when France was brought to a standstill by a broad-based insurrection of students and trade unionists, were an extraordinary eruption even by the standards of that momentous year. As well as furnishing new slogans and motifs for imagining the “outside” of capitalism...
15 May 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Professor Ian Goldin identifies the drivers of global growth, showing why emerging markets are likely to continue to grow at high levels for the coming decades. He identifies future trends, identifying opportunities and strategies for seizing the opportunities and mitigating the risks.
16 May 201712.30pm - 1.30pm
Distinguishing wrongful exploitations of nature, with morally acceptable patterns of use.
20 May 20172.30pm - 4.00pm
Sydney Asian Art Series lecture by Joan Kee - Land Lords: Art, Property and Law in Post-Nineties China
The Sydney Asian Art Series presents leading international voices on early, modern and contemporary Asian art. The second in the 2017 series is a lecture by Joan Kee, Associate Professor of the History of Art, University of Michigan.
24 May 201712.30pm - 2.00pm
Democracy Futures | Revolutionary Woes: Liberté, égalité and France’s contemporary crisis of fraternité
The late-18th century French republican principles of liberty and equality were born of revolutionary forces that abolished the absolutism and privileges of the ancien régime. They paved the way for a speci cally French understanding of citizenship: political membership conferred through the...
30 May 20176.30pm - 7.30pm
Jane Gleeson-White on The Swan Book by Alexis Wright, a “paradigm shift in Australian literature’, with implications for Australia and the planet in an age of climate change.
7 June 201712.30pm - 2.00pm
In 1917 the Bolshevik leadership hitched its political platform to what they believed to be an inevitable historical process driven by scientific and industrial transformations: a permanent revolution. Conceived by Marx, elaborated by Trotsky and operationalized by Mao, the concept of permanent...