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  • 23 July 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas & Sydney Environment Institute - Climate + Capital

    "If, indeed, globalization and global warming are born of overlapping processes, the question is, how do we bring them together in our understanding of the world?" Dipesh Chakrabarty explores the implications of the science of climate change for historical and political thinking.

  • 28 July 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - ADDing WOMEN AND STIRring in Economic History

    The recent economic crisis has revivified interest in the history of economics. New questions about how we might go about studying the economic are being asked. Award winning Oxford economic historian Patricia Clavin asks what does adding women add to our understanding of the economics.

  • 29 July 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas Health Forum - Cancer screening: are we harming the healthy?

    Health experts are divided over the benefits of cancer screening – are we saving or harming lives? Join University of Sydney experts in this important discussion - we invite you to bring your stories, experiences and questions.

  • 30 July 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Transformation of Islamic Discourse in the Arab World and Africa: Boko Haram versus the State

    The rise of radical Islam organisations in Africa, such as Boko Haram in Nigeria, has led many to adopt a very simplistic approach linking it to al-Qaeda. Prof Hamdy Hassan presents a different narrative about the root causes of intellectual and religious extremism in Africa and the Arab World.

  • 30 July 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas & China Studies Centre - Contemporary Artists in China: how they operate between freedom and restriction

    Art scholar Edmund Capon joins contemporary Chinese artists Shen Jiawei and Lindy Lee for a conversation on contemporary art in China and the current attitude to the country's incredible cultural inheritance.

  • 30 July 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Globalisation and Indigenous Peoples

    This Sydney ideas lecture is the keynote address following a symposium Defence of Country: Aboriginal people dealing with the impacts of globalisation in Australia. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is the Special Rapporteur for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations.

  • 4 August 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Who’s Afraid of Media Pluralism?

    Despite recognising the dangers to democracy of concentrated media power, governments seem to find it extraordinarily difficult to legislate accordingly. Can civil society campaigning groups effect some change in moving towards transparency and a more democratic media?

  • 5 August 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Farmyard Choreographies in Early Modern England

    How do we read animals that have left almost no textual traces? There is little written record of what it was like to live with a cow; or what it was like to be a sheep in the early modern period. Erica Fudge examines some of the implications that might have a wider resonance in animal studies.

  • 5 August 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Dr Iona Heath

    Along with medicine’s celebrated ability to heal the sick, there is growing global unease about its capacity to harm the healthy. British GP, Dr Iona Heath is part of the new movement to wind back the harms of too much medicine.

  • 6 August 2015
    8.00pm - 9.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Eating Disorders: new approaches for treatment and management

    A panel discussion with specialists from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre on the complex issues raised in the new Seymour Centre play 'What is the Matter with Mary Jane?' a powerful, funny and inspiring, one woman show about the torturous world of eating disorders.