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International Festival...

Come down to Eastern Avenue for an explosion of food, music and fun from all ... Read more

Festival of Democracy 2016...

The Festival (from 1 - 7 September) will tackle pressing democratic questions including why race is still ... Read more

RU OK? to rock ‘n’ ...

RU OK? to rock and roll. Join The Interceptors for a fabulous night of 70’s ... Read more

China in ASEAN...

The 2016 ASEAN Forum co-hosted by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and China Studies Centre will ... Read more

2016 Sydney China Business Forum...

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Events list

  • Date
  • 30 August 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Holocaust: the known, the unknown, the disputed and the re-examined

    The Holocaust is one of the most researched events of the twentieth century. Yet it continues to spark popular interest and scholarly controversy. In this lecture Professor Michael Berenbaum will reflect on the current state of research.

  • 30 August 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - China and the West: Dynamics of Power, Passion and Personalities in the Chinese Art Market

    Using past and present collectors of Chinese art, Goddard’s talk will explore the cultural, political and economic forces that shaped collecting taste in the 19th and 20th cent, and will address the challenges faced by the new members of the Chinese art community in 21st cent global marketplace.

  • 31 August 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Australian Mosque: locality, gender, and spirituality

    Do contemporary Australian approaches to 'sacred space' of the mosque offer a distinctive contribution to the wider Islamic global heritage? This panel considers the diverse cultural expressions of mosque design, past and present, in areas where Muslim populations are both minorities and majorities.

  • 1 September 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Schattenkinder: Children born of war in the 20th and 21st centuries

    This paper explores the integration of children born of war into post-conflict societies by investigating children fathered by foreign soldiers in several conflicts spanning much of the 20th and 21st centuries: the WWII, the Vietnam War, the Bosnian War and the sub-Saharan African conflicts.

  • 1 September 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - We Need to Talk about Antarctica

    What do scientists working in Antarctica have to teach us? What are the chances of reforming and strengthening the Antarctic Treaty System? Can citizens play a role in shaping its future?. A panel discussion presented with the Sydney Democracy Network's Festival of Democracy.

  • 5 September 2016
    5.00pm - 6.30pm
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    Food@Sydney : Dodging the Wrecking Ball: food in the high-rise city

    Sydney’s population will reach five million in 2016. What food-related urban planning policy actions are required? Join our panel of experts to explore this question, and to anticipate what Sydney’s urban food system will look like in the future.

  • 5 September 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - How Do We Live With Ourselves? The Australian National Conscience

    As a modern idea, national conscience dates back to the anti-slavery campaign of the late eighteenth century. Its origins were Christian yet they arose from notions of national character. Alan Atkinson’s suggests that, in an age of reviving nationalism, national conscience has a new relevance.

  • 6 September 2016
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Populism, Race and Democracy

    Western democracies have seen a resurgence in far-right populist movements. How are we to make sense of these developments? What do they mean for race relations? And what implications do they have for our democratic future? Presented with the Sydney Democracy Network's Festival of Democracy.

  • 7 September 2016
    6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas Health Forum - Five ways your heart can kill you that you didn’t know

    We know that obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking can raise the risk of a heart attack - but what about the factors you aren’t aware of?

  • 7 September 2016
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Sydney Ideas - Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: Old Visions, New Realities

    A public lecture by Ross Garnaut, an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. Presented with the Sydney Democracy Network's Festival of Democracy.