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Displaying from Monday, November 21, 2011
 November 2011
Monday 21
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Energy and Water for a Warm Crowded World : A free public lecture by Lord Ron Oxburgh Website | More Information
This lecture will discuss the challenges of population growth and meeting the growing needs for energy and water, while neither destroying the other ecosystems on which we depend, nor pushing the Earth’s climate yet further from the norm of the last ten thousand years, and moreover, to do this (...)

 February 2012
Thursday 02
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Another India: Land, Water and Rural Poverty Website | More Information
Discussion of India in the public sphere in Australia often focuses on the growth of the Indian economy, trade relations, and the emergence of India as a powerful economic and political actor within the international system. Less present in media and public discourse on India is consideration of (...)
Wednesday 22
16:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Where will the food come from in a hotter, more crowded world? Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Distinguished Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Evan Pugh Professor, Penn State University.

The climate is warming. Water tables are falling around the world. Biodiversity is under ever-increasing pressure. The (...)
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - A World of Opportunities: Social innovation in the international and Australian cultural sector Website | More Information
A Public Lecture by Vanessa Kredler, UNESCO.

This presentation will introduce the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, which is being developed under the auspices of UNESCO. The NMEC is an ambitious new museum project that will look at Egyptian civilization from (...)

 March 2012
Tuesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - America's Water Crisis and what to do about it : Trepidation and Inspiration for Western Australia Website | More Information
A public lecture by Robert J Glennon, The Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona.

Australia and the United States are both facing a water crisis. Recent and severe droughts, especially in Western Australia and in Texas, have (...)
Wednesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Responding to Marine Disasters Website | More Information
Ocean disasters of the last decade have brought to public awareness the significant consequences and threat to life on earth posed by tsunamis, climate change and industry accidents. In this public lecture, three expert commentators will offer their expertise on the future of disaster management in (...)
Wednesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - What Does Ethics Have to do with Leadership? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Levine, Winthrop Professor of Philosophy and Jacqueline Boaks, The University of Western Australia.

Talk of leadership seems to dominate public discourse. Many of us have images of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a moral leader harnessing and focussing the hopes of (...)
Thursday 15
18:00 - MEMORIAL LECTURE - SOLD OUT - The sexualisation of girls and the digital age: navigating the debates, averting moral panics and responding to another challenge for gender equality : The 2012 Grace Vaughan Lecture Website | More Information
Speaker: Donna Chung, Winthrop Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, The University of Western Australia.

In the last decade there has been increasing concern by a cross section of the community about what has been termed the sexualisation and ‘pornifcation’ of children (...)
Wednesday 21
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Semipermeable Public Lecture Series : Presented by SymbioticA & Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA Website | More Information
Alien Agencies: Research-Creation and Ethnographies of the Nonhuman

A public lecture by Dr Christopher Salter, Director, Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Art and Technology.

What does it mean that nonhuman matter “performs”? How can contemporary techno-s (...)
Monday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Being an ecologist in Western Australia: Life in a biological wonderland caught in a minefield of polarized debates Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Richard Hobbs, 2011 WA Scientist of the Year.

Professor Hobbs studies the patterns and processes of life - species and how they interact, ecosystems and how they work - and how humans intersect with and affect these species and ecosystems. Working as an (...)
Wednesday 28
18:00 - FREE LECTURE - Semipermeable Public Lecture Series : Presented by SymbioticA & Institute of Advanced Studies at UWA Website | More Information
"Artists in the Labs" Speaker: Jill Scott

The artists-in-labs program, based in Zurich Switzerland started as a pilot project in 2003 to place artists into Swiss scientific research environments. The program examines current debates and discourses that can help art and science (...)

 April 2012
Wednesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Re-Inventing Ethics Website | More Information
A public lecture by Mary C. Gentile, Director of the ‘Giving Voice to Values’ curriculum, Babson College

Does ethics make us happy? Too often we view our ethical decisions as constraints on action - a set of “thou shalt nots”. What if we instead looked at these choices as the (...)
Wednesday 11
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Stars are Getting Closer: the European Extremely Large Telescope Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Joe Liske, staff astronomer, European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany.

403 years after Galileo Galilei first pointed a telescope at the night sky European astronomers are set to build the largest optical telescope ever in the Chilean Atacama desert: with a (...)
Thursday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Repeat Lecture - The sexualisation of girls and the digital age: navigating the debates, averting moral panics and responding to another challenge for gender equality : The 2012 Grace Vaughan Lecture Website | More Information
Speaker: Donna Chung, Winthrop Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, The University of Western Australia.

In the last decade there has been increasing concern by a cross section of the community about what has been termed the sexualisation and ‘pornifcation’ of children (...)
Thursday 26
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Experience of Combat: Terror and Trauma Website | More Information
A public lecture by Joanna Bourke, Professor of History, Birkbeck College and 2012 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.

War is atrocious. In this this talk, Professor Joanna Bourke will explore the changing ways in which stories of murderous violence in wartime been told, reflecting on the terror (...)
Monday 30
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Shale Gas and Fracking: Environmental Saviour or Devil Incarnate? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Derek Elsworth, Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University & 2012 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large.

Shale gas is just one of a variety of approaches that may be taken to reduce the carbon footprint (...)

 May 2012
Monday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Female Body as Political Body: Rape, War and the Nation Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ruth Seifert, Professor of Sociology, University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg, Germany.

Rape and sexual torture of women in times of war and crisis is not a new phenomenon. However it was only recently, following reports of mass rapes perpetrated during the (...)
Tuesday 08
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Stalin Famine in Ukraine (1932-1933) Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Serhiy Kvit, President, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA), Ukraine.

In 2005 the Orange Revolution in Ukraine made international headlines, with the streets of Kyiv teeming with people protesting the result of a presidential election that (...)
Wednesday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Engineering and Social Justice Website | More Information
A public lecture by Donna Riley, Associate Professor of Engineering Picker Engineering Program, Smith College.

Professional ethics for engineers as traditionally conceived focuses narrowly on the decisions and actions of individual professional engineers, leaving little room for (...)
Friday 11
15:00 - VISITING SPEAKER - Dr Anthony Dillon : Political correctness is not helping indigenous Australians More Information
Abstract: The disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal people in this country remains a high priority for all. An assumed major barrier to addressing the needs of Aboriginal people are cultural differences. Difference between groups, whether they be groups based on race, gender, age, location, etc. (...)


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