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

12 November, 6pm
Leading the Rebellious with Empathy: a new paradigm for (STEM) education
A public lecture by Dr Johannes Strobel, Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

13 November, 6pm
Artistic Diaspora: An exploration of the Italian cultural legacy in WA

This lecture is part of the 2019 lecture series that celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA


19 November, 6pm
Perils of Fornicating on the Beach: reproductive constraints in a keystone fish may underpin collapse of the Northwest Atlantic foodweb

A public lecture by Dr Craig Purchase, Associate Professor of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


20 November, 6pm
Astrochemistry
A public lecture by Professor Dahbia Talbi, Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier, University of Montpellier, France


21 November, 6pm
Engineering Empathy
A public lecture by Professor Philip Gerrans, Professor of Philosophy, University of Adelaide and 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


26 November, 6pm
Technology and the Future of Work: an international perspective in the shadow of the competition for talent
A public lecture by Gordon L Clark, Professorial Fellow, University of Oxford; Sir Lewis Matheson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Banking and Finance, Monash University and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


27 November, *1pm
Heat Therapy: An ancient practice to target modern diseases
A public lecture by Christopher T. Minson, PhD, Kenneth and Kenda Singer Professor, and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


27 November, 6pm
Re-presenting Islam and Muslims Post 9/11: Images, Words and Refusals

A public lecture by Zulfikar Hirji, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, York University, Toronto.
28 November, 6pm
The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin
A public lecture by Richard Vokes, Associate Professor in Anthropology, The University of Western Australia.


10 December
Medical Image Computing (MIC): we are living in interesting times
A public lecture by Dr Ron Kikinis, founding Director, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston


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