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Displaying from Tuesday, March 17, 2015
 March 2015
Tuesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Symmetries - Building Blocks of the Laws of Nature? Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Professor Hermann Nicolai, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, will review some recent ideas and approaches towards a more complete theory of quantum gravity unifying the fundamental interactions of general relativity and quantum mechanics.
Wednesday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Living on the Edge: Suicide in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities Website | More Information
An On the Edge public lecture by Professor Pat Dudgeon, School of Indigenous Studies, UWA and Director of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project.

Suicide and mental health conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are double (...)
Thursday 19
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Twenty Years after the Beijing Declaration: how are women faring? : 2015 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture by Professor Carmen Lawrence Website | More Information
Twenty years ago Carmen Lawrence took part in the UN Conference on the Status of Women in Beijing. The event seemed like a watershed and the good will was palpable; participants were determined to develop a practical plan which committed governments to specific actions rather than collating lofty (...)
Saturday 21
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - *SOLD OUT* We Are Better Than This : An afternoon with Julian Burnside AO QC Website | More Information
Julian Burnside, winner of the 2014 Sydney Peace Prize, will present a lecture 'We Are Better Than This' on refugee justice (and injustice) in Australia. His talk will be followed by a conversation with Janet Holmes a Court.

This is a not for profit event sponsored by UWA Publishing, Not (...)
Tuesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The link between Neoproterozoic supercontinental break-up, snowball glaciation, and biospheric evolution Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Galen Halverson, T.H. Clark Chair of Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology, McGill University and 2015 UWA Gledden Visiting Fellow, will discuss the flurry of new radiometric ages that confirms the synchronicity in the onset and demise of two global glaciation events in the (...)

 April 2015
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Sustainable Suburbs? Best practices from Canada Website | More Information
This lecture by David Gordon, Director of the Queen's University School of Urban and Regional Planning will present current practice in better design and redevelopment of suburban areas, extensively illustrated with examples from across Canada provided by the Council for Canadian Urbanism.


 May 2015
Wednesday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Building liberal resilience? A critical view from developing Asia Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore, will argue that 'liberal resilience' plays into a growth-development-resilience 'trap' where economic growth has become a de facto synonym for development and, often, development a synonym for (...)
Thursday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Bringing Justice to the 'Hood: Is There a Home for Neighbourhood Courts in Australia? Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Sarah Murray from the Law School at The University of Western Australia will explore her research into Neighbourhood Justice Courts and the NJCs in Western Australia and the nation more generally. The City of Yarra in Melbourne is the home of Australia's only NJC, however (...)
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Rio Tinto Lecture - A Really Close Look at Flotation Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jan Cilliers, Professor of Mineral Processing and Head of Department of Earth Science and Engineering in the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London, will discuss techniques of industrial flotation, rather than simply laboratory or research curiosities. The talk (...)
Thursday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Photography as a Global Language: How a photograph from Wagga Wagga changed British Law Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Jennifer Tucker, Professor of History and Science in Society, Wesleyan University, reveals the significance of the Tichborne affair as a landmark in the emergence of nineteenth-century visual culture and modern evidence law.

COST: Free, but RSVP is required via (...)

 June 2015
Wednesday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - New Views of the Interior Ocean Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Dr Jeffrey Book of the US Naval Research Laboratory and 2015 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow will discuss emerging research in Seismic Oceanography, which has the potential to help close the gap in observing small variability in horizontal (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Paleofantasy Website | More Information
A public lecture by Professor Marlene Zuk, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota.

Today it seems everyone is fond of paleofantasies, stories about how humans lived eons ago, and we use them to explain why many elements of our lives, from the food we eat (...)
Thursday 18
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Why is religious violence on the rise? Website | More Information
In this public lecture, Professor Graham K. Brown, Head of the School of Social Sciences at UWA, will take a critical look at the rise of religious violence around the world. In mainstream and popular academic discourse, it is often presumed that religious violence has been on the rise. Yet (...)
Wednesday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Serendipity in the Digital Humanities Website | More Information
This public lecture by Toby Burrows, the European Union Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London, will look at serendipity in the context of humanities research processes generally.

Why are classification and categorization so important? What do (...)

 July 2015
Tuesday 14
18:30 - TALK - The Most Good You Can Do *SOLD OUT* : A conversation with Peter Singer Website | More Information
Peter Singer's challenging new book 'The Most Good You Can Do' has the power to change the way people think about how they live. Professor Singer presents a challenging new movement called 'Effective Altruism' in the search for an ethical life.

In this special Perth event, Professor (...)
Thursday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Species Richness on our Nutrient-Impoverished Soils - Help for Perth Gardeners : The 2015 George Seddon Lecture Website | More Information
Professor Hans Lambers, School of Plant Biology, UWA, will highlight the importance of maintaining Perth's biodiversity through our gardens and verges. South-western Australia is a global biodiversity hotspot, where the greatest plant diversity is found on the most severely phosphorus-impoverished (...)
Monday 27
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Systems Theory in Power Electronics: Methods, Applications and Case Studies Website | More Information
A public lecture by Michael Tse, Chair, Electronic Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and 2015 IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Much of the power electronics discipline has been built upon the application of circuits and systems theory. However, in the process of developing (...)

 August 2015
Monday 03
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Implications of Telomere Maintenance in Aging-Related Processes and Diseases : The 2015 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn is a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research. She discovered the molecular nature of telomeres - the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving the genetic information - and the (...)
Wednesday 05
16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Two Things We Can Do with Computers, or The Big Picture Website | More Information
A digital humanities lecture by Willard McCarty, Professor of Humanities Computing, King's College London.

In this talk Professor McCarty will begin with a brief discussion of modelling then sketch the history of simulation from its origins in the physical and social sciences to its (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - How to win a fight about the budget: How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate Website | More Information
An On the Edge public lecture by Richard Denniss, Executive Director, The Australia Institute.

The Federal Budget and much economic discussion is based on economic modelling. People who use economic models want you to think that modelling is boring. The last thing they want you to do is (...)


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