8 February 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
With the election of Donald Trump, it seems climate change denial has reached into the most powerful political office in the world. In this special Sydney Ideas lecture climate scientist Professor Michael Mann provides a somewhat light-hearted take on a very serious issue.
15 February 20175.00pm - 6.30pm
Most accounts of Myanmar’s rural economy paint a picture of stagnation, in a country characterised by chronic food insecurity, persistent poverty, and extremely low agricultural productivity. We present survey evidence showing that a recent, rapid and profound transformation has begun.
15 February 20175.30pm - 8.00pm
Please join Kalipso Chalkidou and Yot Teerawattananon as they discuss their experiences in working alongside policy makers to promote good processes and robust methods in setting fundable priorities for universal healthcare coverage.
20 February 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Environmental political thought has developed significantly in recent decades, and is closely aligned with theories and practices of democracy. A panel of distinguished contributors to the ecological democracy debate respond to the current set of ecological, and democratic, challenges.
21 February 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Sydney Ideas and Sydney Environment Institute - Defeating the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock
In 2016, thousands of people, led by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members, gathered to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—creating the #NoDAPL movement. Kyle Whyte's work on climate and environmental justice explores the significance for Indigenous peoples and environmentalism.
22 February 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Sydney Ideas - Turning Urban: strengths and vulnerabilities of China’s collectives in the process of urbanisation
As China rapidly urbanises, what are the issues that confront village collectives as they have to defend their economic, social and cultural autonomy? Join us for the first lecture by Professor Luigi Tomba, the new director of the University’s China Studies Centre.
23 February 20176.30pm - 9.00pm
Join fellow alumni for social drinks organised by the University of Sydney UK Alumni Association.
23 February 20177.30pm - 10.00pm
Following the performance of The Trouble with Harry, join us for a special Q&A, discussing the history of transgender, the politics of the play and the role of the performing arts in shaping contemporary thought and opinion on trans issues.
1 March 20176.00pm - 7.30pm
Theoretical biologist and complex systems researcher Stuart Kauffman proposes that the ever-changing phase space of evolution means we can write no laws of motion for evolution, and it is thus not reducible to physics. The evolving biosphere is the most complex system we know in the universe.
2 March 20171.30pm - 4.30pm
The Languages at Sydney: Go Global event will introduce students to the languages offered by the School of Languages and Cultures at Sydney. It will give students an opportunity to participate in language tutorials.