IAS public lectures aim to attract and stimulate lively discussion.
Lectures, often tied to a longer visit to UWA by a distinguished visitor, are part of the University's long-standing goal to share the research activity at UWA with the community at large. The Institute also sponsors a number of named, endowed or memorial lectures each year with both internal and external partners.
Many of our talks were recorded and the audio file and slides can be viewed by selecting one of the links below.
Lectures held in 2019
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- MindTrails: Using technology to change anxious thinking in the real world
A public lecture by Professor Bethany Teachman Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
- Charting 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.
- Right 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 and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
- Current 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)and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
- With or Without Body: Feeling, Creating, & Performing Emotion
This public event was part of the Limina 14th Annual Conference HUMANIFESTO: dissecting the human experience.
- Laparoscopes and Leonardo: unveiling the secrets of art using medical imaging
A public lecture by Professor Adam Gibson, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University College London (UCL) and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.
- PRISON versus WESTERN AUSTRALIA
A public lecture by Barry Godfrey, Professor of Social Justice, University of Liverpool and Russell Ward Visiting Professor, University of New England and 2019 UWA Fred Alexander Fellow.
- Why "home" matters the most for people on the move
A public lecture by Paolo Boccagni, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Trento, Italy and 2019 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet
A public lecture by Elke Krasny, Professor for Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Neural Machine Translation and the Translation Professions
A public lecture by Anthony Pym, Translation Studies (Intercultural Studies), The University of Melbourne..
Women, Inequality and the Butterfly Effect
The 2019 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture by Antoinette Kennedy AO
- The Art of Healing
The 2019 Robin Winkler Lecture by Helen Milroy, Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia.
This lecture series celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA
Shaping the Invisible: images reflected in music
A public lecture by Mr Robert Hollingworth, Reader in Music, University of York and Director, I Fagiolini
- Venice and the Ottomans: a visual artistic journey between the Serenissima and Istanbul
A public lecture by Dr Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia
- Missing Magnificence: tracing Catherine de Medici’s hidden cultural legacy
A public lecture by Susan Broomhall, Professor of History, University of Western Australia
Health and Medical Sciences
- The Human Cost of Drone Warfare
A public lecture by Alex Edney-Browne, International Relations, University of Melbourne.
- 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.
- From evidence to empowerment – translating UWA breastfeeding research into practice
A panel discussion with three of UWA’s leading breastfeeding researchers: Professor Valerie Verhasselt, Larsson-Rosenquist Chair in Human Lactology; Associate Professor Donna Geddes, Chief Investigator of the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group and Melinda Boss, Senior Research Fellow, School of Allied Health.
Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics
Will the Earth become too hot for your grandchildren to handle? The science and politics of carbon emissions and storage.
The Australian Academy of Science Selby Lecture by Herbert Huppert, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics, University of Cambridge.
From Ores to Ash: the Inner Workings of Hazardous Volcanoes.
A public lecture by Jon Blundy, Professor of Petrology, University of Bristol and 2019 UWA Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow.
- Glass Houses: the Internet of Things and its encroachment on intimacy
A public lecture by Dr Gilad Rosner, founder, Internet of Things Privacy Forum and Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
- Pulling 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.
- Pyrogeography and Fire Management
A public lecture by David Bowman, Professor of Pyrogeography and Fire Science, School of Natural Sciences,The University of Tasmania.
- No Sense of Place?
The 2019 George Seddon Memorial Lecture by Don Bradshaw, Emeritus Professor, Zoology.
- Coping with water scarcity: Lessons from giant cacti of the Americas
A public lecture by David Williams, Professor and former Head of Botany, University of Wyoming and Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.
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