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Wednesday 17 October 2018
Boxes fit for kings: aromatic gifts around the late-seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century Indian  
Sydney Ideas, the University of Sydney's China Studies Centre, The Power Institute and VisAsia, with support from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, are proud to present the Sydney Asian Art Series for 2018 with speaker Nancy Um, Professor in the Department of Art History at Binghamton University.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 17 Cost: Free with online registration required
Venue: History Room S223, The Quadrangle, 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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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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Hot and bothered: a talk on menopause  
Join a philosopher, a medical doctor, a 'midlife midwife' and a Chinese herbalist as they discuss the wild world of menopause. What menopause treatments are out there? How does one handle it mentally, especially at work? Why is it so taboo? With Kirsten Black, Maree Lipschitz, Lily Liu and Wendy Rogers.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Oct 17 Cost: 32.50
Venue: Belvoir Upper Rehearsal Room, 18 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Submitted by: Clear Spot Club clearspotclub.com
Enquiries: 0411985765   clearspotclub@gmail.com
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Thursday 18 October 2018
Trump’s foreign policy: how Australia should position itself?  
Join Bob Howard, Research Associate, Department of Government and International Relations,University of Sydney and Peter Hartcher, Political Editor Sydney Morning Herald as they discuss how Australia’s foreign policy should deal with the changing US global interest under Trump Presidency.
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Time: 6:15pm-7:30pm Oct 18 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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Crossing the cultural divide  
Australia is a multicultural country. How can we learn from each other, grow closer together and find a new richer collective identity that will carry Australia into the future? Hear from Stephen Lam, former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong who directed the region’s handover from British to Chinese sovereignty.
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Time: 6:30pm-7:45pm Oct 18 Cost: $25pp
Venue: Dendy Opera Quays, 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney City
Submitted by: City Bible Forum citybibleforum.org/civicrm-event..
Enquiries: 02 9251 1166
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Friday 19 October 2018
The challenge of politicising multicultural Australia and how to overcome it  
Join us for a morning conversation with Richard Di Natale, Leader of the Australian Greens. Breakfast will be served at 7.30am. The talk will start at 8am.
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Time: 0:30am Oct 19 Cost: Free
Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Suite 502, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Affinity www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-chal..
Enquiries: (02) 8065 2502   info@affinity.org.au
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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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Sunday 21 October 2018
Their Eminences, an éminence grise, and ruffled feathers  
Fr Peter McMurrich, Vicar Provincial of the Marist Fathers, speaks at the Australian Catholic Historical Society on the history of St Patrick's, Church Hill, and its sometimes rocky voyage in the Archdiocese of Sydney.
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Time: 2:00pm-3:15pm Oct 21 Cost: Free
Venue: Crypt, St Patrick's Church Hill, Grosvenor St, The Rocks, Sydney
Submitted by: School of Mathematics australiancatholichistoricalsociety.com...
Enquiries: 93857093   j.franklin@unsw.edu.au
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Tuesday 23 October 2018
Why we care: supporting carers  
Carers are the unsung heroes in our society, providing unpaid care valued at $60.3 billion annually – more than $1 billion per week. Felicity Rogers from Carers NSW joins us to talk about caring, the resources available to carers, and helping carers improve their health, wellbeing, resilience and financial security.
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Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm Oct 23 Cost: Free - Everyone Welcome
Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts (SMSA), Level 1, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Submitted by: Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts smsa.org.au/events
Enquiries: (02) 9262 7300   tkc@smsa.org.au
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Hope on the horizon for Indigenous youth mental health  
Join us as a panel of community heroes, including Mark Spinks and Professor Ian Hickie, discuss their approaches to tackling youth mental health challenges in the 21st century.
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Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm Oct 23 Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Venue: MacLaurin Hall, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney
Submitted by: The University of Sydney sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/sydne..
Enquiries: 93512943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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The birth of state in Greater Mesopotamia  
The Anthony McNicoll Lecture in the area of Middle Eastern archaeology will see Professor Marcella Frangipane share important new insights into the birth of early state societies in the greater Mesopotamian world.
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Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm Oct 23 Cost: Free and open to all with 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: (02) 9351 2943   sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au
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Communicating with local councils about renewable energies  
Concerned environmental advocate Catharine Clements will guide us through the Climate Council and UN frameworks for communicating with local councils. Optionally meet also at 6 pm at Cellini’s Restaurant, opposite Hobbyco, Level 2, QVB south - look for Citizens' Climate Lobby T-shirts.
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Time: 7:00pm-8:45pm Oct 23 Cost: Free
Venue: Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Level 1, Sydney
Submitted by: Sustainable Population Australia au.citizensclimatelobby.org
Enquiries: 0419973952 or 0467004892   brian@ccl.org.au
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Wednesday 24 October 2018
AFL & cross-cultural understanding  
Join us for an lunchtime lecture with Sam Graham, CEO of AFL NSW/ACT. The topic of Sam’s talk will be ‘AFL & Cross-Cultural Understanding’. Light lunch will be served at 12:00 pm. The talk will start at 12:30 pm.
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Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm Oct 24 Cost: Free
Venue: Affinity Intercultural Foundation, Suite 502, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt St, Sydney
Submitted by: Affinity www.eventbrite.com.au/e/afl-cros..
Enquiries: (02) 8065 2502   info@affinity.org.au
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Auhtor Talk: Dymocks Luncheon with Jane Harper  
For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense set against a dazzling landscape in The Lost Man.
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Time: 12:30pm-2:15pm Oct 24 Cost: $100 for two course meal and all beverages
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 199 George St, Sydney
Submitted by: Dymocks www.dymocks.com.au
Enquiries: 02 9449 4366   literaryevents@dymocks.com.au
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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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