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How Wikileaks Will Transform Mainstream Media

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:22:39 GMT

A Sydney Ideas lecture co-presented with the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney (Running Time 97:42)

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Is Viral Marketing Good for You? The role of new media in public health

Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:22:38 GMT

This forum looked at the ways in which the not-for-profits and public sector can creatively deploy new media technologies and other strategies, to more effectively compete for mind-share on public health issues such as tobacco control, obesity prevention (Running Time 93:44)

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Assignment: China

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 05:59:08 GMT

Former CNN Asia correspondent Mike Chinoy, now a Senior Fellow at the US-China Institute at the University of Southern California, has gathered the perceptions, experiences and insights of these correspondents in Assignment: China, a fascinating seven-par (Running Time 56:39)

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Looking again at Picasso's Guernica

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 05:59:07 GMT

Pablo Picasso painted his large scale Guernica (1937) in response to the bombing of the Spanish town by German and Italian forces during the Spanish Civil War. Art historian T J Clark discussed Guernica, examining how a work of such enduring political res (Running Time 105:41)

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The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:30:44 GMT

An economist by training, then a successful businessman, Gunter Pauli is now devoted to redesigning production and consumption into clusters of industries inspired by natural systems. His ZERI network is based on open source research and experimentation w (Running Time 89:23)

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Cities - Athens: Gift of Athena

Wed, 8 Jun 2011 03:01:25 GMT

What are the myths that we tell about Athens? This lecture examines the legacy of Athenian culture. In particular, it focuses on looking at the darker side of that legacy. We like to imagine the Athenians as devoted to freedom and the spirit of reason. Ce (Running Time 58:13)

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Cities - Carthage, City of Memories

Wed, 8 Jun 2011 03:01:25 GMT

How did the memory of Carthage as Rome's greatest and most dangerous enemy colour how the Roman city was portrayed by Roman and Greek authors? Carthage became an anti-type through which Romans writers could explore aspects of their political and cultural (Running Time 70:53)

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Governance, Corruption and World Poverty

Wed, 1 Jun 2011 06:38:49 GMT

Should we give aid to countries whose governments are corrupt? Fighting corruption is a global concern because it is found in both rich and poor countries, but evidence shows it hurts poor societies more. What is the answer? Listen to this important forum (Running Time 87:25)

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Effective Engagement: The tonic for a reconciled nation

Wed, 1 Jun 2011 00:08:58 GMT

Commissioner Gooda argues passionately and with great clarity that without effective engagement the reconciliation agenda with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples will stall. (Running Time 75:36)

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Curating Tate Modern: Nine Years, Nine Exhibitions

Sun, 29 May 2011 23:28:56 GMT

In her nine years at Tate Modern internationally renowned curator Jessica Morgan has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions. Her talk reviewed these exhibitions, and discussed the rise of Tate Modern, now the most-visited modern art gallery in the wo (Running Time 67:59)

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Sustained Development Systems for 3 Billion

Tue, 24 May 2011 06:21:41 GMT

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam became the 11th President of India on 25th July 2002. During his five years in office his focus was on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020. A scientist and aeronautical engineer by training he advocates that it is possi (Running Time 46:59)

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Deepwater Horizon: What happened, why and where do we go from here?

Tue, 24 May 2011 00:03:17 GMT

The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in April, 2010 and the subsequent fire and offshore oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is considered one of the major environmental disasters in US history. In his lecture for Sydney Ideas Frank Alcock gives a com (Running Time 92:23)

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The Spirited Voices of Muslim Women in Islamic Reform Movements

Sun, 8 May 2011 23:45:32 GMT

Dr Amina Wadud has long been at the forefront of the ‘gender jihad’ – the struggle for gender justice within the global Islamic community. Her writings and vision for gender equality incorporate the wider struggle against other forms of oppression such a (Running Time 89:41)

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Hollywood Left and Right: How movie stars shaped American politics

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:37:37 GMT

Steven J Ross tells an important story that has escaped public attention: the emergence of Hollywood as a vital centre of political life and the important role that movie stars have played in shaping the course of American politics. (Running Time 87:29)

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Uncanny Landscapes: An artist talk with American photographer Gregory Crewdson

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 00:37:37 GMT

American photographer Gregory Crewdson has made a distinctive contribution to the aesthetics of photography with his ambitious and beautifully crafted work whose aesthetic owes as much to history painting and cinema as it does to contemporary photography. (Running Time 82:34)

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Editors on the Future of Editing: A roundtable

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 23:54:49 GMT

In the rapidly changing sector that is the Australian media, the responsibility and function of the editor has undergone perhaps the most dramatic change. A panel of highly experienced editors from a range of media formats came together to discuss what ha (Running Time 95:49)

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The Authority of Science: Is science just another voice in the policy debate?

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 23:19:17 GMT

A panel of academics discuss the current status of science in the formation of government policy, in both Australia and internationally. Panellists include: Associate Professor Theodore Brown, University of Illinois; Professor David Castle, University of (Running Time 89:26)

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Ways of Seeing: Reforming the Humanities

Fri, 8 Apr 2011 00:13:09 GMT

Associate Professor John Armstrong from the University of Melbourne in conversation with Professors Paul Griffiths and Ann Curthoys from the University of Sydney, discuss ideas for a 'reformation and renaissance in the humanities.' They consider the probl (Running Time 77:20)

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Theatre, Democracy and the End of Distraction: Working in the margins to make a difference

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 01:40:51 GMT

Peter O'Connor's research centres on the application of drama pedagogy within wider social justice or public education actions. In this presentation he shares just some of his remarkable experiences after 30 years of work in developing theatre for... (Running Time 76:15)

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