Institute of Advanced Studies

Public lectures


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
14 Apr  6pm  A Roadmap for Equality - The 2014 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture  Julie McKay, Executive Director, Australian National Committee for UN Women
28 Apr 6pm Quantum Technologies Jeremy O’Brien, Director of the Centre for Quantum Photonics, University of Bristol
29 Apr 6pm Hannah Arendt and the Banality of Evil: the story of the twentieth century’s most controversial philosophical idea Ned Curthoys, Associate Professor, English and Cultural Studies, UWA
7 May 6pm Australia’s national curriculum: A jump to the left and a jump to the right? Bill Louden, Emeritus Professor of Education at UWA
12 May 6pm Coral reefs in a stressed world: synergies, resilience and refugia Emily Darling, the David H Smith Conservation Research Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina
13 May 6pm Stigma of Mental Illness Norman Sartorius, President, Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes & former director of the World Health Organization’s Division of Mental Health
19 May  6pm UWA 2014 Research Tasting Night – An Intellectual Tapas  
26 May 6pm The Shadows of Success: A critical development geography of Southeast Asia Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
30 May 6pm  The Romantic German song cycle has no relevance to the modern Australian audience. Andrew Foote begs to differ. The D E & A G Peters Lecture-Recital by Andrew Foote, Head of Vocal Studies at UWA’s School of Music
8 July 6pm Advancing Cross-Cultural Understanding through Experimental Literary Translation Congrong Dai, Fudan University, Shanghai and Chinese translator of Finnegans Wake