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Wednesday 17 October 2018
Building food utopias: voice, power and agency  
A panel, featuring international expert and Executive Director of Food First, Eric Holt-Gimenez, explore how social movements across the globe are transforming systems for food and farming sustainability.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 17 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: Law School Foyer, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydney-ideas/..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Friday 19 October 2018
Policy, politics and research  
Professor of Politics and Public Policy, University of Stirling, Paul Cairney discusses why policymakers don't listen to evidence but how researchers can make a real impact on policy. A panel will also reflect on the implications for universities: do researchers have the incentive and means to impact policy?
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Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm Oct 19 Cost: Free
Venue: Galleries, John Niland Scientia Building, Gate 11, Library Walk,, Kensington Campus, UNSW Sydney, Kensington
Submitted by: UNSW Sydney events.unsw.edu.au/event/policy-..
Enquiries: (02) 0466781252   melodie.coronel@unsw.edu.au
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Wednesday 24 October 2018
Why island nations' isolation on the climate change threat must end  
Join us and hear from Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati, one of the world’s most prominent advocates for global action on climate change and a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. Tong will discuss his climate change advocacy, the role of wealthy industrialised nations such as Australia, and more.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 24 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydne..
Enquiries: 93512943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 25 October 2018
Necessary evil: how to fix finance by saving human rights  
Join Professor David Kinley, Human Rights Law, University of Sydney, for a thought provoking discussion of his recent book Necessary Evil.
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Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm Oct 25 Cost: Free/Donation Welcome
Venue: Level 1, Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Submitted by: Politics in the Pub www.politicsinthepub.org.au
Enquiries: (02) 96749179/94890530
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Friday 26 October 2018
2018 Fiona Wain Oration  
CEO and President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker, will discuss the current state of sustainability in business, and how aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals is not only good for society and the environment, it makes good business sense. Presented by Sustainable Business Australia.
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Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Oct 26 Cost: Free
Venue: Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, Sydney
Submitted by: SBA sba.asn.au/
Enquiries: 02 8005 0780   sba@sba.asn.au
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Saturday 27 October 2018
Mirror Sydney with Vanessa Berry  
Join Vanessa Berry to discover some of Sydney's hidden and secret history – the city's overlooked and forgotten details and places, suburban landmarks, ghost signs, mysterious infrastructure and the rumours and myths that surround them. Vanessa Berry is a writer and artist and author of Mirror Sydney: an atlas of reflections.
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Time: 10:15am-12:30pm Oct 27 Cost: Free
Venue: hall, Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
Submitted by: Marrickville Heritage Society
Enquiries: (02) 9557 3823   heritagesociety@optusnet.com.au
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Monday 29 October 2018
Is there anything wrong with medicinal cannabis?  
An expert panel addresses the challenges faced by patients, researchers, doctors and regulators in Australia and around the world. Featuring Professor Iain McGregor, Academic Director at the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Oct 29 Cost: Free
Venue: CPC auditorium, Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydne..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Thursday 15 November 2018
2018 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture and Awards Ceremony  
Nobel Prize winning economist, and lifelong champion for global economic justice, Professor Joesph Stiglitz will deliver the much-anticipated 2018 City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and will be awarded the Prize at the Sydney Town Hall. Don't miss this exciting opportunity.
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Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm Nov 15 Cost: $25 Concession | $35 Adult | $45 Peacemaker
Venue: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Peace Foundation stickytickets.com.au/SPP
Enquiries: (02) 9351 4468  Bookings: peace.foundation@sydney.edu.au
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Wednesday 21 November 2018
Expanding the circle of regard for truth  
Do we need cultural change in our relation to truth? Join Professor Nick Enfield, Dr Dalia Nassar, Associate Professor Rebecca Scott Bray and Professor Duncan Ivison as they discuss the role of humanities in addressing the 'post truth' crisis.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Nov 21 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: Lecture Theatre 200, SSB (Social Sciences Building), University of Sydney, Camperdown
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydne..
Enquiries: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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