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International Festival...

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China in ASEAN...

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Events list

  • Date
  • 30 September 2016
    4.30pm - 6.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Fighting Corruption in Indonesia’s Natural Resource Sector

    Indonesia has struggled with corruption in its natural resource sector, with unchecked environmental destruction the result . Laode M Syarif, the newly elected Commissioner for Indonesia Anti-Corruption Commission (KPK) presents recent progress in the prevention and prosecution of corruption.

  • 4 October 2016
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Who’s packing your lunchbox?: Eating at School and Work

    The food environment we experience most is not at home; it is the one we find around the places we work or study. To what extent should school administrators and employers be responsible for creating healthy food spaces or it is up to you - or mum - to pack a healthy lunchbox?

  • 4 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Professor Liping Zhao

    Poorly balanced diets can turn the gut microbiome from a partner for health to a pathogen in chronic diseases. Microbiolgist Professor Liping Zhao explains his research into traditional Chinese medicinal food plants that could possibly alleviate obesity and diabetes with gut microbiota.

  • 5 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Professor Lucan Way

    How have the authoritarian regimes of the twentieth century – China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the USSR – persisted in the face of massive external pressure and catastrophic economic downturns? Can their resilience be traced to their origins in violent revolutionary conflict?

  • 6 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - American Politics in the Time of Trump

    Join Don Watson and fellow Quarterly Essayist James Brown for a discussion of the strangest election campaign the US has ever seen. In Quarterly Essay 63 - Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016.

  • 6 October 2016
    6.30pm - 8.00pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Dying re-imagined: designing a better way to die

    In this exclusive Sydney Ideas event, Dr Bruce (BJ) Miller - a TED speaker and hospice and palliative medicine physician, will reveal how The Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco is redesigning palliative care to bring compassion and imagination to the care of the dying.

  • 8 October 2016
    4.00pm - 5.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - Dr Zahi Hawass

    In an exciting multimedia presentation, the famous Egyptologist Zahi Hawass will talk about his adventure in archaeology. The lecture will introduce the mystery of the great pyramids and the Sphinx as well as the discovery of the tombs of the pyramid builders. An exclusive Sydney apperance.

  • 10 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Can Mindfulness Save the World?

    Take some time out from our fast paced, frenetic society to hear from a panel of experts and practitioners at the University of Sydney discuss the possible benefits and risks of mindfulness, and how it has been used in educational and workplace to produce resilient students and healthy employees.

  • 10 October 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Rise of the Populists

    Held the day after the second Presidential debate, this panel of academics, students and election observers will respond to the debate and discuss the changes in the traditional election campaign processes.

  • 10 October 2016
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Primo Levi Reads Dante. The role of literature in our world

    Is there a degree of suffering and degradation beyond which a man or a woman ceases to be a human being? A point beyond which our spirit dies and only pure physiology survives? And to what extent, if any, may literary culture be capable of preserving the integrity of our humanity?