25 Oct Past event
After the Crash: Australia in the world ten years on from the GFC
Kevin Rudd, Ken Henry, Richard Holden and Gordon de Brouwer with Jennifer Hewett (chair).
24 Sep Past event
Wallace Wurth Lecture: Daniel Dennett on Consciousness
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT What have we learned in the last fifty years? It’s one of the complex puzzles we have tried to solve; the nature of human consciousness. Debates about free will, morality, the differences between humans and animals, and the distinction between brain and mind are staples of the explorations of consciousness by philosophers and scientists.
15 Aug Past event
Jack Beale Lecture: The Battle for the Environment
Hear from one of Australia’s leading environmentalists and former politician, Bob Brown.
14 Aug Past event
The Einstein Lecture: The Quantum Computing Revolution
Please note: This event is currently sold out. Please join the waitlist and we will be in contact if seats become available. Click on the tickets button above to access the waitlist. “A quantum computer would be able to solve problems in minutes that would otherwise take thousands of years.” – Michelle Simmons.
19 Jul Past event
iGen: Understanding the Connected Generation
iGen – those born after 1995 – are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones. What does this mean for young people today? iGen is growing up more slowly as adolescents, taking longer to engage in adult activities such as working, driving, dating, having sex, and drinking alcohol. iGen spends more of their leisure time with digital media and less time seeing their friends face-to-face; they also spend less time sleeping.
27 Jun Past event
Google's Vint Cerf in conversation with Toby Walsh
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google, will be in conversation with UNSW Scientia Professor Toby Walsh to discuss issues including the development and future of the internet, the Internet of Things and digital security. The event will be introduced by Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science at UNSW and President of Science and Technology Australia.
18 Jun Past event
Still divided by race
Award-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times, Nikole Hannah-Jones and UNSW PVC Indigenous and Professor of Law Megan Davis will discuss civil rights, activism, race, segregation and protest in the United States and Australia. The discussion is moderated by The New York Times' Australia bureau chief, Damien Cave. Presented by
24 Mar Past event
World Without Mind
CENTRE FOR IDEAS: PAST EVENT We love our tech toys, tools and networks but what are we sacrificing for their daily convenience? As the big four – Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon – get bigger, they consume more and more of our attention. Privacy, contemplation and autonomous thought are just some of the casualties. Franklin Foer argues that this transformation has gone so far that it endangers our ability to think. Are we on our way to a world without mind?
15 Mar Past event
The Art of Homelessness
Homelessness in wealthy cities is such an extreme form of inequality that it is often easier to ignore it than show empathy. Andres Serrano’s giant portraits from his ‘Residents of New York’ and ‘Denizens of Brussels’ series make it impossible to turn away from his homeless subjects. Join us for a conversation about his work at a time when Australia is dealing with its own homeless crisis.