Expand your mind with the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Each year the Institute hosts or co-hosts public talks and other events by distinguished visiting and local scholars, artists, writers and public intellectuals. These events contribute to our goal of sharing current research, new ideas and encouraging discussion and debate within the broader community.

Listen to past talks

Public Talks in 2018

23 May

Duties to One’s Own Population and Combatants in War: is there an “Internal” Humanitarian Law?
A public lecture by Frédéric Mégret, Associate Professor of Law and Dawson Scholar, Faculty of Law, McGill University and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


24 May

How to Treat Persons: two anchors of moral judgement
A public lecture by Robert Audi, John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (Indiana, US) and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


31 May

Antartica Homeward Bound Voyage 2018
A public lecture by Veronique Florec, Research Associate, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, The University of Western Australia.

This lecture is part of the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies - Oceans Institute Series: All at Sea - Restoration and Recovery


5 June

Triumphant Entries during the Italian Wars 1494-1559: celebrating alliances and displaying cultural prowess in the face of unsteady peace
A public lecture by Elizabeth Reid, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UWA

This talk is part of the lecture series Peace and War: Representations in European Art and Literature. 


7 June

Towards Zero Hunger (SDG2) in Africa
A public lecture by Frans Swanepoel, Research Professor, Centre for Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, South Africa and 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow. 


19 June

An Evening With Dr Michael Mosley onThe Clever Guts Diet
Presented by Boffins Books, The City of Perth Library and the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies


17 July

The Nameless Artist in the Theatre of Memory: the challenges of writing on the artworking of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943)
A public lecture by Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art and Director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH), University of Leeds.