Institute of Advanced Studies

Public lectures


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Many of our public lectures are recorded. If you've missed one of our recent lectures, you can access recordings via our previous lectures pages.

The Institute of Advanced Studies hosts a selection of public lectures by prominent local, national and international speakers.

Public Lectures in 2015

Date Lecture Speaker
3 Jun 6pm New Views of the Interior Ocean Jeffrey Book, US Naval Research Laboratory and 2015 IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow
17 Jun 6pm Paleofantasy Marlene Zuk, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
18 Jun 6pm Why is religious violence on the rise? Graham K. Brown, Head, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia
24 Jun 6pm Serendipity in the Digital Humanities Toby Burrows, European Union Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London
23 July 6pm Species Richness on our Nutrient-Impoverished Soils - Help for Perth Gardeners - The 2015 George Seddon Lecture Hans Lambers, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia
27 July 6pm Systems Theory in Power Electronics: Methods, Applications and Case Studies Michael Tse, Chair, Electronic Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and 2015 IAS Distinguished Visiting Fellow
3 Aug 6pm Implications of Telomere Maintenance in Aging-Related Processes and Diseases - The 2015 Ian Constable Lecture Elizabeth H. Blackburn, the Morris Herzstein Professor in Biology and Physiology, University of California, San Francisco
5 Aug 6pm How to win a fight about the budget: How economic modelling is used to circumvent democracy and shut down debate - An On the Edge Lecture Richard Denniss, Executive Director, The Australia Institute
13 Aug 6pm  Pacific Solutions? Contexts, consequences, and legacies of Asian migration and deportation in the USA and Australia Ethan Blue, History, The University of Western Australia; Klaus Neumann, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology; Elliott Young, History Department, Lewis and Clark College
17 Aug 6pm  Hell Sounds, Birdsongs and Zeppelins: Emotions, Memory and the Soundscape of the Great War  Joy Damousi, Professor of History and ARC Laureate Fellow, University of Melbourne and 2015 Fred Alexander Fellow
19 Aug 6pm Uranium: Critical to a Clean Energy Future Vanessa Guthrie, Managing Director/CEO of Toro Energy Limited and 2015 ATSE Eminent Speaker
20 Aug 6pm Agricultural changes in the Argentinean Pampas Gustavo Striker, Assistant Professor, University of Buenos Aires
 7 Sep 6pm A Good Night’s Sleep: Sleep disorders and the shape of your face - A UWA Research Week Event Peter Eastwood, Centre for Sleep Science, and Ajmal Mian, Machine Intelligence Group, UWA