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.
Public Talks in 2019
4 JuneThe Human Cost of Drone Warfare
A public lecture by Alex Edney-Browne, International Relations, University of Melbourne.
The Rise of Militarism in Australia and What We Can Do About it
A public lecture by Margaret Beavis, GP and secretary of the Medical Association for Prevention of War.
Rheumatic Heart Disease: A Case Study
A public lecture by Dr Mark Engel, Associate Professor within the Medicine Department at University of Cape Town and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
11 JuneCharting courses through the Ice – Envisioning Antarctic Futures
A public lecture by Dr Daniela Liggett, Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research (Gateway Antarctica), University of Canterbury and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
12 JuneEveryday Life in a 17th Century Swedish Aristocratic Household
A public lecture by Svante Norrhem, Associate Professor of History at Lund University and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
18 JuneMissing Magnificence: tracing Catherine de Medici’s hidden cultural legacy
A public lecture by Professor Susan Broomhall, History, UWA
19 JuneThe Global Rembrandt
A public lecture by Arvi Wattel, School of Design (History of Art), UWA
25 JuneThe Russian Media Landscape, 30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
A public lecture with journalist Yevgenia Albats
9 JulyRight to Food: A reflection of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Right to Food
A public lecture by Professor Hilal Elver, Global Distinguished Fellow, Resnick Program for Food Law and Policy, UCLA Law School and UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
11 JulyCurrent Global Crises: towards a more humane global governance.
A public lecture by Professor Richard Falk, Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (2008-2014).
23 JulyPulling Back the Big Blue Curtain: big fish and big parks.
A public lecture by Jessica Meeuwig, Professor of Marine Science, The University of Western Australia and 2019 Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering Eminent Speaker.
24 JulyFinding Rembrandt in Love and Life
A public lecture by Dr Susan Broomhall, School of Humanities (History), UWA.
1 AugustNo Sense of Place?
The 2019 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Don Bradshaw, Emeritus Professor, Zoology.