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Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's premier public lecture series program, bringing the world's leading thinkers and the latest research to the wider Sydney community.

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Sydney Ideas is the University of Sydney's premier public lecture series program, bringing the world's leading thinkers and the latest research to the wider Sydney community.

    What will the future look like for women and work?

    What will the future look like for women and work?

    The global pandemic has harshly exposed pre-existing gender inequalities, particularly around paid and unpaid work. How is the landscape shifting for women and work, and where might we nudge the scales towards equality?

    FEATURING:
    – Elizabeth Broderick AO, former Sex Discrimination Commissioner and member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Discrimination Against Women
    – Professor Rae Cooper AO from the University of Sydney Business School
    – Mariam Mohammed, co-founder of MoneyGirl;
    – Harinder Sidhu, who has recently returned from a post as Australia's High Commissioner to India
    – Anna Burns, Public Programs Manager at the University of Sydney, moderates this conversation.

    For more information visit the Sydney Ideas website: https://bit.ly/3fh8z4O

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Connect For: A Better Future

    Connect For: A Better Future

    How are organisations and industry utilising the UN Sustainable Development Goals to envisage a better future?

    To understand the challenges – and consider possible solutions – the University of Sydney has launched a new program of innovation and impact, "Connect For: A Better Future".

    Hear an insightful discussion marking the launch of the program and delves deeper into the key issues at play.

    FEATURING:
    - An introduction by Belinda Hutchinson AC, University of Sydney Chancellor
    - A panel discussion with Louise Herron AM, CEO of Sydney Opera House, and Innes Willox, Chief Executive of Australian Industry Group; facilitated by Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)at the University of Sydney
    - Closing remarks by Dr Michael Spence, University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal

    Connect For: A Better Future runs from July–September 2020. Learn more about the program here: https://bit.ly/3jqOVGf

    TRANSCRIPT available here: https://bit.ly/39Yq9ZE

    • 30 min
    Road to recovery: employment opportunities post-pandemic (18 June 2020)

    Road to recovery: employment opportunities post-pandemic (18 June 2020)

    COVID-19 has revealed the precariousness of our lives and systems. How can employment & education help us temper the long term impacts of continued social distance.

    As we start talking about rebuilding, many are left vulnerable, facing uncertain futures. How can we ensure the cracks don’t become chasms and instead develop a plan that supports an inclusive future and supports social cohesion?

    Our panel tackle these big questions and consider how we rebuild, or at least think about the future.

    THE SPEAKERS
    – Professor John Buchanan, University of Sydney Business School
    – Professor Allan Fels AO, University of Melbourne
    – Emeritus Professor Geoff Gallop AC, University of Sydney
    – Sam Mostyn, non-executive director and sustainability advisor
    – Professor Jaky Troy, Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research at the University of Sydney.
    – Professor Ian Hickie (Moderator), Co-director of the Brain and Mind Centre

    For more information, visit the Sydney Ideas website: https://bit.ly/2MJred8

    • 59 min
    Geopolitics in a post-pandemic world (2 June 2020)

    Geopolitics in a post-pandemic world (2 June 2020)

    Against the backdrop of COVID-19, what's been going on with China and the US, and what does this mean for the global economic and strategic landscape? We discuss civil unrest in the US, trade wars, situation in Hong Kong, and more – with Chinese politics scholar Minglu Chen, Asia-Pacific security expert Jingdong Yuan and political scientist David Smith. Bill Birtles, ABC's China Correspondent, moderates this conversation.

    For more information, including the podcast transcript, visit our website: https://bit.ly/2LsUpAl

    • 56 min
    In this together: reckoning before reconciliation (29 May 2020)

    In this together: reckoning before reconciliation (29 May 2020)

    'In this together' is the theme for National Reconciliation Week 2020 in Australia. Professors Jaky Troy and Lisa Jackson Pulver, lawyer Teela Reid and GUIR founder Ken Zulumovski, come together to discuss whether true reconciliation is achievable, without Australia first meeting the objectives of truth and justice.

    For more information and further resources, including the transcript, visit our website: https://bit.ly/2XfAhHI

    • 44 min
    The road ahead: Australia's economic future (28 May 2020)

    The road ahead: Australia's economic future (28 May 2020)

    As we start down the long road of recovery there are many discussions being had about how we live, work and rebuild. In this, we need to have a discussion about Australia’s economic future – and the role education and research will play in our recovery, rebuilding and reimagining.

    This conversation brings together leaders in government, higher education and finance to consider the complex issues – and potential solutions – for a recovery.

    THE SPEAKERS
    – Dr Michael Spence AC, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney
    – Cathryn Carver, Executive General Manager (Client Coverage) at NAB
    – Mark Scott AO (moderator), Secretary of the NSW Department of Education

    For more information and further resources, including the transcript for the podcast, visit our website: https://bit.ly/2XdLus3

    • 43 min

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