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INCUBATE Demo Day...

Want to hear about the next disruptive innovations from the top student startups at University ... Read more

Symposium: Cultures of Freedom and ...

This symposium brings together international speakers to discuss the very important themes of Freedom, Justice ... Read more

Free Public Talk - Leadership, ...

Simon Scott, Director, Energy and Natural Resources Asia Pacific for Societe Generale Australia Ltd., will ... Read more

Sydney Abroad Fair...

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Free Public Lecture: Sydney Science ...

Sydney Science Forum House of Karls Presented by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Julius Sumner Miller Fellow ... Read more

Indigenous Constitutional Recognition - Problems, ...

In this distinguished speaker lecture, Professor Anne Twomey will provide a critical analysis of the ... Read more

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Events list

  • Date
  • 31 March 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Future of Fossil Fuels in a Climate-Challenged World

    Do technological developments in renewable energy also offer the potential to fundamentally disrupt the fossil fuel economy? In this special Sydney Ideas event, a panel of leading thinkers will address the issue of the future of fossil fuels in a climate-challenged world.

  • 31 March 2015
    6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Charlotte Wood

    Reading Australian Literature is a series in which acclaimed Australian writers reflect on the Australian books they value. We start 2015 with Charlotte Wood, the author of four acclaimed novels and a book of non-fiction, on ‘The Transit of Venus’ by Shirley Hazzard.

  • 1 April 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Walter Stibbs Lecture 2015

    What are the latest developments in the study of black holes? Professor Andrea Ghez, one of the world’s leading experts in observational astrophysics from UCLA’s Galactic Center Groupp, gives the 2015 Professor Walter Stibbs Lecture.

  • 2 April 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - The (Well-Known) Secrets of Human Motivation

    Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a theory of motivation. It is concerned with supporting our natural or intrinsic tendencies to behave in effective and healthy ways. Co-developer of the theory, clinical psychologist Professor Richard Ryan, provides an overview of SDT.

  • 9 April 2015
    6.15pm - 7.45pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Future of Islam, Democracy and Political Islam after the Arab Spring

    The fundamental questions post the Arab Spring are: is democracy in trouble or even dead; are we entering the next round of a war against global terrorism with ISIS and other jihadist groups; or is the Arab world currently in a stalled stage, part of an inevitable process of democratization?

  • 10 April 2015
    6.15pm - 7.45pm

    Sydney Ideas - Nomadic Citizenship: reflections on exile and revolution

    Within the large groups of Arab diaspora, one could identify a minority of bi-nationals and trans-nationals who were involved in both the fight for freedom in the homeland, and the spread of awareness in the hostland. Their form of belonging is what this address identifies as “nomadic citizenship”.

  • 13 April 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Civil Society and Resilience against Authoritarianism

    Join us for a panel that brings together scholars with direct experience of the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Bahrain. They will analyse the historical roots, the recent developments, and the challenges that civil societies in these countries are facing today.

  • 20 April 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Writing History, Making Race

    How did ideas about race develop across Britain and Australia in the early nineteenth century? And how was this related to the British and Caribbean slave-owners and pro-slavers who made sustained efforts, with some considerable success, to defend ‘their’ property and their interests?

  • 21 April 2015
    6.30pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Delia Falconer

    Novelist Delia Falconer continues the 2015 Reading Australian Literature Series with a presentation on Christina Stead’s ‘Seven Poor Men of Sydney’.

  • 23 April 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Enduring Legacies

    A panel of contributors to Griffith Review’s ‘Enduring Legacies’ edition explore the consequences of Australia's involvement in war with a critical eye. Shifting the focus away from battles and commemorations, they shine new light on long shadow of the great wars of the twentieth century.