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A consistent approach to analysing ...

At this workshop, experts from the Charles Perkins Centre, CSIRO, ABS and FSANZ will discuss ... Read more

CAASTRO Uluru Astronomy Weekend...

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

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  • 28 July 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas Key Texts - Professor Barbara Caine

    We are very excited about the first of our lectures in the Key Texts series , presented by historian Professor Barbara Caine. She will explore the making of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom and raise questions both about how it fits in to a longer history of autobiography.

  • 29 July 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    Sydney Ideas - If a Climate Emergency is Possible, is Everything Permitted?

    Is geoengineering, the intentional manipulation of the planetary environment in the face of escalating climate change, a necessary evil or ethically short-sighted? Leading environmental ethicist, Stephen Gardiner, will discuss the philosophical implications of dramatic global techno-fixes.

  • 4 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100 journ

    Sydney Ideas - The Future of Cultural Journalism

    We know the media sector is undergoing massive changes - but what does this mean for cultural journalism? Is criticism dead and is there still a role for editors? A panel of cultural journalists come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead.

  • 5 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    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.

  • 5 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    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.

  • 7 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    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.

  • 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.

  • 11 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.00pm
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    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
    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?

  • 13 August 2014
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
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    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.