4 December 20155.30pm - 7.00pm
For the 2015 Charles Perkins Centre Oration, celebrated theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and author, Professor Paul Davies proposes that by regarding cancer as an ancient biological phenomenon, as opposed to a modern disease, new approaches to therapy be suggested.
8 December 20156.30pm - 8.30pm
What is recognition? What kind of acknowledgement is involved? How does recognition affect the identities of both sides? Noel Pearson and Jonathan Lear discuss the constitutional, philosophical and psychoanalytic perspectives of the complex question of recognition of indigenous peoples.
10 December 20155.30pm - 7.00pm
One of the key players in the eventually successful control of Ebolavirus disease across three West African nations in 2014, Dr Rick Brennan, Director of WHO's Department of Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response, will reflect on the two years of challenging work that control required.