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Displaying from Monday, November 14, 2016
 November 2016
Wednesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Lights, Camera, Action: optics for life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Kishan Dholakia, Professor of Physics, University of St Andrews and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

Light is incredible. It has formed the basis of so many advances in the world around us, including revolutionising the way we communicate (...)
Wednesday 23
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Australian Cities in the World City Network, 2000-2016 Website | More Information
A public lecture by Ben Derudder, Professor of Human Geography, Ghent University and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Short Stay Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture, Dr Ben Derudder will use the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network’s state-of the-art methodology (...)
Thursday 24
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A More Liveable Perth: how do we create more pedestrian-friendly, less car dependent and more socially inclusive cities? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jasper Schipperijn, Research Unit for Active Living, University of Southern Denmark and 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

In this public lecture, international expert Dr Jasper Schipperijn will discuss how neighbourhoods provide opportunities (or (...)
Friday 25
8:45 - CONFERENCE - CHINA IN AUSTRALIA: Australia-China Transcultural Studies Symposium : Researchers from across disciplines and countries examine how Australia and China manage their complex, multifaceted relationship from economic, political, cultural, anthropological and pedagogical perspectives More Information
The Australian-China Centre for Transcultural Studies (ACTS), Beijing Foreign Studies University and The University of Western Australia invite you to engage in the critical issues and perspectives in a Globalised World at the China in Australia Symposium on the 25 November.

Scholars (...)

 December 2016
Thursday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Central Role of RNA in Human Evolution and Development : The 2016 Ian Constable Lecture Website | More Information
The 2016 Ian Constable Lecture by Professor John Mattick, Executive Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney.

The genomic programming of human development has been misunderstood because of the initially reasonable, but ultimately incorrect, assumption that most genetic (...)

 February 2017
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - One Hundred Prisoners and a Lightbulb Website | More Information
A public lecture by Hans van Ditmarsch, Senior Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.

Consider this riddle: "A group of 100 prisoners, all together in the prison dining area, are told that they will be all put in isolation cells and then will be (...)

 March 2017
Wednesday 01
18:00 - TALK - An Evening of Death Website | More Information
Death and grieving are essential aspects of human experience and imagining. And yet, discussion of both remains heavily circumscribed.

In this public forum we will lift the veil and peer into the unknown with special guests Dr Brooke Davis, Dr Fiona Jenkins and Dr Jennifer Rodger. We (...)
Tuesday 07
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Fifty Years of Writing Australian History from the Periphery : The Inaugural Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
By Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania.

Henry Reynolds is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He grew up and was educated in Hobart and after a few years in Europe he took up a lectureship in history at the Townsville University (...)
Thursday 09
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Price We Pay for Straight Line Thinking and the Battle for Beeliar Website | More Information
A public lecture by Carmen Lawrence, Director of the Centre for the Study of Social Change, School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia.

Too often planning decisions are made without reference to their human impact, except in the narrowest sense of projected economic (...)
Wednesday 15
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Families Still Seeking Asylum: Political Impacts and Community Responses in Australia : The 2017 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture Website | More Information
By Dr Caroline Fleay, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University.

The responses of most political leaders to people seeking asylum lie in contrast to growing numbers of others in Australia who are disturbed by the impacts of policies on asylum seekers and their (...)
Wednesday 29
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Challenges in Training and Educating 21st-Century Interpreters Website | More Information
A public lecture by Marc Orlando, Director of Translation and Interpreting Studies program, Monash University, Melbourne and 2017 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Working in a globalised and digitised world, and having to adapt to many different working environments, twenty- (...)
Thursday 30
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy’s Fragile Unity. The North & the South: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Website | More Information
A public lecture by John Davis, the Emiliana Pasca Noether Professor of Modern Italian History, University of Connecticut and 2017 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.

Ever since Unification in the mid 19th century, the differences between the north and the south - the ‘Southern Question’ - have (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - The Immediate Dangers of Nuclear War: consequences for, and responsibilities of the health professions Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Sue Wareham, Medical Association for Prevention of War

Many consider that the danger of nuclear conflict is as high now as it has ever been; worse, current simulations indicate that even a ’small’ nuclear conflict will produce not only catastrophic humanitarian (...)

 April 2017
Tuesday 04
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - 'The everyday stuff of life': Jane Austen and the law Website | More Information
A public lecture by Associate Professor Kieran Dolin, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

Jane Austen's novels are celebrated for their irony and wit and their sharply observant account of the social life of gentry families in Regency England. Underlying (...)

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Offshore Safety in the Wake of the Macondo Disaster: business as usual or sea change? Website | More Information
A public lecture by Jacqueline L. Weaver, the A.A. White Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center and Terence Daintith, Professorial Fellow, University of London’s Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Easter Sunday will mark the seventh anniversary of the incident in the deep (...)
Thursday 06
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Chinese Literature and World Literature: Views from the South : This China in Conversation teases out from an Australian and Chinese perspective the issues surrounding interpreting and reading world literature. Website | More Information
Join in a literature themed China in Conversation - a free public event with refreshments. World literature was long defined in the English speaking world as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged this European focus. Now it is better (...)
Tuesday 11
13:00 - EVENT - The Arts, the Law, and Freedom of Expression (with one eye on that cartoon) : Talking Allowed Series Website | More Information
In 2016, Bill Leak’s controversial cartoon generated widespread debate about free speech and racism in Australia. Following Leak’s death on March 10, and in light of proposed amendments to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, those debates have resurfaced and intensified.

Jani (...)

 May 2017
Tuesday 16
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Bite-Sized Austen: New interpretations in doctoral research Website | More Information
Parody and Prejudice: Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and the Literary Gothic Tradition by Colin Yeo, Doctoral student, English and Cultural Studies, The University of Western Australia.

The late eighteenth century saw a proliferation of popular women writers of Gothic fiction. In the (...)
Wednesday 17
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Time capsules from deep within the Himalayan Mountains: how tiny crystals record the evolution of Earth's largest mountain belt Website | More Information
A public lecture by Stacia Gordon, Associate Professor, University of Nevada-Reno.

The Himalayan mountain belt began to form as a result of the collision of India with Asia ~50 million years ago. This mountain belt continues to grow today, and has resulted in the largest mountains on (...)
Thursday 18
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - The Global Rise of Populism : A public forum and Q&A with academics from the School of Humanities and the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia Website | More Information
Nigel Farage’s Brexit, Donald Trump’s presidency and Pauline Hanson’s comeback to Australian politics have all been labelled examples of populism. What was unthinkable a few years ago has become a reality. The revival of nationalism, xenophobia, economic and political isolationism and the mistrust (...)


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