Institute of Advanced Studies

Public lectures


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 2014

Date Lecture Speaker
21 Oct 6pm Impacts of enhanced UV-B radiation on the ocean ecosystems Susana Agustí, Professorial Fellow, UWA Oceans Institute, and Research Professor, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA)
23 Oct 6pm Afghanistan – Axis of World History - Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures Series Alison Betts, Professor of Silk Road Studies, University of Sydney
25 Oct 2pm Celebrating Oceans Initiatives 2014  
27 Oct 6.30pm A Future Made Together: New directions in the ethics of autism research Liz Pellicano, Director, Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), Institute of Education, University of London
28 Oct 6pm A decade of developments in tsunami science and warning systems since the 2004 Sumatra event Charitha Pattiaratchi, Winthrop Professor of Coastal Oceanography, UWA
30 Oct 6pm Defining Humanity: Photography, humanitarianism and empire Jane Lydon, Inaugural Wesfarmers Chair in Australian History, UWA
4 Nov 6pm WA on the threshold - new understanding, new discoveries and new opportunities with the SKA Peter Quinn, Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
11 Nov 6pm Was self-government for Western Australia based on a betrayal of Indigenous people? Ann Curthoys, Honorary Professor of History, University of Sydney and 2014 IAS Short-Stay Visiting Fellow
18 Nov 6pm  Emerging biosciences capacity in Africa: Case study of the Regional Cassava Viruses Disease Diagnostic Project  Joseph Ndunguru, Molecular Plant Virologist, Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI), Tanzania