How do we meaningfully engage with Pacific peoples and issues across the region? Scholars in geopolitics, security and climate explore in a Talanoa (shared conversation) hosted by Professor Jioji Ravulo.
What is really going on 'under the hood'? What can we do each day to improve our own - and our collective - mental health? Hear a team of experts share cutting-edge research and explore practical ways to reach peak mind and brain health. Host James O'Loghlin and Professor Ian Hickie will also discuss their new book, Minding your Mind, based on their popular podcast. This talk is for anyone who wants the best for their mental health.
In this talk, The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury, shares why he believes that competition policy is fundamental to economic dynamism and rising living standards. He looks at what lessons the Hilmer Review and National Competition Policy can teach us thirty years on and what Louis Brandeis famously called ‘the curse of bigness’. He argues that more startups, more mobility, and more innovation are key to creating a zippier economy.
In this Sydney Ideas event, British-Australian scholar of Islam and the Middle East, Dr Kylie Moore-Gilbert, highlights the complex nature of state hostage taking, and outlines how Australia’s approach can be refined to tackle this insidious and growing global problem. She also shares her current involvement in lobbying to reform both Australia’s strategic response and the provision of support services to victims and their families.
In this dynamic lecture, hear from Professor of Astronomy, Peter Tuthill and renowned science communicator, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki AM as they take us on a guided tour of the latest photos from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA’s largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed. Hear about Peter Tuthill's work, the only Australian to have an experiment on the JWST! See stars romancing and dancing, explore fresh angles on planetary climates and learn how with today’s technologies we may be able to stop, and reverse, climate change.
Hear from global leader Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, scholar, activist and 2021/2022 Senior Fellow at Brown University. Kakenya is the founder of an international nonprofit organisation that seeks to educate girls, end harmful traditional practices including FGM and child marriage, and transform her community.
Why white Australia needs to rectify its wrongs
In the aftermath of devastating climate disasters like Australia’s recent east-coast floods, how do communities – those at the centre of the crisis and those on the periphery – support each other emotionally during times of climate distress?
Delve into the surprising ways that artificial intelligence can enhance our human intuition with esteemed Australian mathematician Professor Geordie Williamson and MC Adam Spencer.
Hear from young people and academic experts, including a leading US researcher, who are driving research that is changing the out-of-home care system, using creative methods for social change.
How can we foster the conditions for creativity to thrive? Hear from NSW's 24 Hour Economy Commissioner Michael Rodrigues, City of Sydney Deputy Lord Mayor Jess Scully, writer and poet Sara Saleh, Carla Theunissen from Sydney Olympic Park Authority, and host Steph Harmon, Culture Editor of Guardian Australia.
Sydney Ideas launches its 2022 programming by canvasing bold ideas from across the University to understand what’s on the horizon and the priorities for the year. What’s trending – or what shouldn’t be trending – and how should we set the agenda?
An expert panel including researchers in public health and bioethics, oral lifespan health, and Dr Brendan Murphy, Secretary of the Department of Health and former Chief Medical Officer, discuss the key issues and groups left unaddressed by Australia's COVID response.
Hear from Kate Crawford, Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and one of the world's foremost scholars on the social and political implications of artificial intelligence.
Vaccines offer a way out of COVID but its success is not without challenges. How do we overcome the gaps in understanding so that we’re backing the best chance we have in keeping ourselves and the community safe?
A philosopher, an improv comedian, a psychologist and an economist walk into a Sydney Ideas webinar... to discuss happiness. Can we find ways to be happier than we were before, while in the face of ongoing uncertainty and a global pandemic?
What is Australia doing for refugees from Afghanistan and for those that are already here? Explore this critical discussion with academic experts and community leaders as we focus on what Australia owes to Afghanistan and the world.
How's your sleep been recently? We unpack the research and provide options on how to practice better sleep hygiene.
As Australia looks to reopen, what is it we need to be prepared for? We get the experts to weigh in, bringing the science and politics together to address this multifaceted issue.
The boom in bird watching – or birding – since the pandemic started has been a boon. It's not only a joyful hobby but has also translated to significant citizen science projects.
Hear from artist, activist, educator and Senior Australian of the Year 2021, Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann AM, and MIT’s Dr Otto Scharmer, in this conversation hosted by Professor Jioji Ravulo from the University of Sydney.