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Education & The Arts...

EDUCATION & THE ARTS: Thinkers who ignite and provoke debate. The first in a new series. ... Read more

The first 1,000 days - building ...

What is now clear is that genetic programming occurs in the fetus during pregnancy such ... Read more

CAASTRO Uluru Astronomy Weekend...

Designed for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages, Ayers Rock Resort, in partnership with the ARC ... Read more

Building resilience critical to end ...

Co-hosted by the Charles Perkins Centre global food and nutrition security project node and the ... Read more

Walter Westman Lecture - Sustainability: ...

By Peter Newman, CUSP, Curtin University. The evidence for climate change engulfing our future is ... Read more

Wireless wellbeing and personalized health: ...

There has been an unprecedented explosion of digital technology for personal use this century. These ... Read more

2014 Sydney China Business Forum...

2014 Sydney China Business Forum will provide a unique opportunity for leaders in government, business and ... Read more

Events list

  • Date
  • 4 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 journ

    Sydney Ideas - The Future of Cultural Journalism

    With proliferation of bloggers and other reader–reviewers, is there still a role for 'expert' art-journalism? Are readers still willing to pay for discerning art reviews? A panel of cultural journalists discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead.

  • 5 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100x100 will kymlicka content

    Sydney Ideas - Animals and Social Justice

    Should we also consider animals when we imagine social justice? While there have been some improvements in welfare and public awareness of animal suffering, political philosophers are now looking at how we might construct societies to provide social justice towards animals.

  • 5 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 bal

    Sydney Ideas - The Image in Question: Anachronism and the Theoretical Object

    In a willfully anachronistic reading of Dürer’s 'Melencolia I', Professor Bal stages the artist as responding to Freud's explanation of melancholia in psychoanalysis. This lecture is part of the ‘Image in Question' conference.

  • 7 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    Food Seminar Series

    Sydney Ideas - Food@Sydney Seminar Series #1

    Does too much of the world’s food goes to waste? Wasted food represents a burden on our environmental resources that we can’t afford, and loss of product that could be made available for those in need. A panel of academics and NGO’s build our understanding about the values of the foods we eat.

  • 7 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100x100 gerald epstein content

    Sydney Ideas - Keeping Good Science from Going Bad

    Advances in life sciences and biotechnology offer the potential to improve quality of life for all. However, the scientific base that makes these benefits possible can be subverted to do harm. Gerald Epstein of the US Dept of Homeland Security discusses this dual-use dilemma in the life sciences.

  • 11 August 2014
    4.00pm - 5.30pm
    100 nic

    Sydney Ideas - Who controls shifting information power in crises?

    International broadcaster Nik Gowing has extensive reporting experience over three decades in diplomacy, defence and international security. He predicts and identifies the new vulnerability, fragility and brittleness of institutional power in the new all-pervasive public information space.

  • 11 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
    100x100 michelle de kretser

    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Michelle de Kretser

    Reading Australian Literature is a new series in which Australian writers reflect on the Australian books they value. In an engaging public lecture, they will discuss a favourite Australian literary text. We start with Michelle de Kretser on Tirra Lirra By The River by Jessica Anderson.

  • 13 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Renaissance scholars and the Jewish origins of Christianity

    Professor Anthony Grafton from Princeton University is one of the foremost historians of early modern Europe and the cultural history of Renaissance Europe. He discusses his recent research into how modern scholars and artists recast the story of Jesus’s last meal as a Christian event.

  • 13 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 forest

    Sydney Ideas - Deforestation and Development: drivers, implications, and policy approaches

    Between 2000 and 2010, the earth lost just over 5 million hectares of forest per year, an area the size of Costa Rica. Professor Alix-Garcia explores current research on the economics of land use change and policy innovations to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation.

  • 13 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 aust

    Sydney Ideas - A Debt to Society Forum

    The combination of fiscal austerity and financial abundance has become an enduring feature of Anglo-American economies since the 1980s. This panel reflects upon the recent history of austerity. How can we account for the political and affective force of austerity and how can we challenge it?