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Events list

  • Date
  • 31 January 2017
    6.30pm - 7.45pm

    Sydney Ideas - Networks for Big Biomedical Data

    As new big data technologies now allow scientists to measure cancerous tumors and take real-time scans of the active human brain, are we closer to understanding causes and providing possible cures for cancer as well as understanding the complexities of the human brain? Dr Genevera Allen explains.

  • 6 February 2017
    6.30pm - 8.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Paul Mason

    Paul Mason, former Economics Editor at Channel 4 and now writer and broadcaster on economics and social justice, will detail that we live in a time when it is easier to imagine the end of the world through ecological deterioration than it is to imagine the end of capitalism.

  • 8 February 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Madhouse Effect: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump

    With the election of Donald Trump, it seems climate change denial has reached into the most powerful political office in the world. In this special Sydney Ideas lecture climate scientist Professor Michael Mann provides a somewhat light-hearted take on a very serious issue.

  • 20 February 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Ecological Democracy: Looking back, looking forward

    Environmental political thought has developed significantly in recent decades, and is closely aligned with theories and practices of democracy. A panel of distinguished contributors to the ecological democracy debate respond to the current set of ecological, and democratic, challenges.

  • 21 February 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas and Sydney Environment Institute - Defeating the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock

    In 2016, thousands of people, led by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members, gathered to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—creating the #NoDAPL movement. Kyle Whyte's work on climate and environmental justice explores the significance for Indigenous peoples and environmentalism.

  • 22 February 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Turning Urban: strengths and vulnerabilities of China’s collectives in the process of urbanisation

    As China rapidly urbanises, what are the issues that confront village collectives as they have to defend their economic, social and cultural autonomy? Join us for the first lecture by Professor Luigi Tomba, the new director of the University’s China Studies Centre.

  • 23 February 2017
    7.30pm - 10.00pm

    Sydney Ideas with 2017 Mardi Gras - Transgender: looking back, moving forward

    Following the performance of The Trouble with Harry, join us for a special Q&A, discussing the history of transgender, the politics of the play and the role of the performing arts in shaping contemporary thought and opinion on trans issues.

  • 1 March 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Emergence and Evolution of Life Beyond Physics

    Theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher Stuart Kauffman proposes that the ever-changing phase space of evolution means we can write no laws of motion for evolution, and it is thus not reducible to physics. The evolving biosphere is the most complex system we know in the universe.

  • 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.

  • 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.