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 2020

4 March
Trends and dangers in US philanthropy — are there implications for Australia?
A public lecture by Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


4 March
Reframing Human Rights: health, ‘dirt’ and ecologies of right-making
A public lecture by Professor Rosemary J. Jolly, Weiss Chair, Humanities in Literature and Human Rights, Pennsylvania State University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


5 March
Legal Humanism and the Automation of Everyday Life
A public lecture by Christophe Lazaro, Associate Professor of Law & Society, Centre for Philosophy of Law, University of Louvain and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


9 March
When Animals Talk Back. Perspectives on human-animal communication.
A public lecture by Don Kulick, Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden.


11 March
Interrogating an Ancient War on Terror: the persecution of the Christians reconsidered
A public lecture by Dr James Corke-Webster, Senior Lecturer, Roman History, King’s College London and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


17 March
What Does Intelligent Mobility Add to Sustainability? Some Top Agenda Issues to Consider
The Inaugural John Taplin Memorial Lecture in Transport by Professor David A. Hensher, FASSA.


18 March
Subsurface Energy Choices: challenges and opportunities
A public lecture by Professor Derek Elsworth, Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards, Pennsylvania State University and Robert and Maude Gledden Short Stay Visiting Fellow.


19 March

White Australia has a Black History
The 2020 Tom Stannage Memorial Lecture by Professor John Maynard, Chair of Aboriginal History, University of Newcastle and Director, Purai Global Indigenous History Centre.


26 March
Historically Hot: Reimagining Beauty from Japan's Past
A public lecture by Laura Miller, Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies and Professor of History, University of Missouri–St. Louis and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


31 March
School of Human Sciences 2020 Seminar Series
Oxygen Deprivation, temperature extremes and survival of the human brain
A public lecture by Professor Philip Ainslie, University of British Columbia, Canada and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


7 April
The Globalization of Pleistocene Art: challenges and issues
A public lecture by Oscar Moro Abadía, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.


16 April
School of Human Sciences 2020 Seminar Series
Hormonal Changes with Age in Women and Men: Impacts of Exercise
A public talk by Professor Helen Jones, Liverpool John Moores University, and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow and Dr Louise Naylor, School of Human Sciences, The University of Western Australia.
6pm-7pm

Keeping People Healthy and Out of Hospital: treating the global inactivity pandemic
A public talk by Professor Keith George, Liverpool John Moores University and 2020 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow and Professor Daniel Green, The University of Western Australia.
7pm-8pm


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