Past events

12.30–2pm 8 December 2017
The rapid expansion and increasing complexity of our world can appear overwhelming. The ability of our body politic and the wider population to comprehend the behaviour of complex...
12.30–1.30pm 5 December 2017
This event is the fourth part of a four part series: Governance and the power of fear. While the political right may harness fear to resist change, fear (and fearlessness...
12.15–1.45pm 27 November 2017
The evidence that our climate is changing due to human activity is overwhelming. Yet attitudes towards climate change vary widely within the Australian community, with a small...
5.30–8pm 13 November 2017
As the cost of renewable energy generation is falling it has become increasingly popular for Australians to invest in community generation. How can we embrace the opportunities...
5.45–7.30pm 9 November 2017
PODCAST and PRESENTATION SLIDES ARE NOW AVAILABLE BELOW This event comprises a brief artistic and musical performance followed by a public lecture: Performance - Oblivion...
6–7.30pm 24 October 2017
Since President Trump’s announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement on June 1st, there have been mixed messages emerging from the US about its climate...
1–2pm 12 October 2017
Reducing emissions from the extraction, transportation, and burning of fossil fuels is an important mechanism for many countries in order to limit their greenhouse gas emissions...
12.30–1.30pm 29 September 2017
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is perhaps the biggest science-policy experiment ever, involving thousands of researchers and practitioners in each...
6–7pm 28 September 2017
A new book presenting future projections of the Earth's bio-geosphere On the 27 January, 2017, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the arms of its doomsday clock to...
4–5.30pm 28 September 2017
This month there will be have two student presentations. The first will be presented by Fenner Masters student, Alexandra Nichols. Alexandra will present her recent...
12.30–1.30pm 18 September 2017
Matching genetics and management to the operating environment is the fundamental challenge of agriculture. To not do this either incurs unnecessary risk/cost...
5.45–6pm 12 September 2017
This is the first in a series of works to be presented by artists working with climate change. The short work traverses the underworlds of rising sea levels, Greek philosophy and...
5.45–7.30pm 12 September 2017
LISTEN TO PODCAST OF THIS EVENT Please note that we've edited out the artistic work "A lightness of being" as it didn't translate well to a podcast!...
5.30–7.30pm 11 September 2017
In the 21st century Pacific views of the ocean as generative and supportive of distinct ways of human existence are challenged: for many islanders of...
9.30am 11 September – 3.30pm 12 September 2017
There have been many arguments about whether human notions of time are universal or whether they are conceptualised and experienced differently in different linguistic and...
6–7.30pm 5 September 2017
Why do journalists still ask if decision makers ‘believe in climate change’? Why does the media persist in ‘balancing’ public debates by pitching...
5.30–7.30pm 24 August 2017
This lecture discusses how distinctly geological and sociological ideas undergo mutual translation in current debates on climate change, climate justice, and the idea of the...
6–7.30pm 23 August 2017
Tracking Australia's greenhouse gas emissions: the science, challenges & opportunities Listen to a podcast of this event here. PRESENTATIONS FROM THIS SEMINAR...
22 August 2017
In this climate, energy & the environment research cluster snapshot, Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair, Christian Downie and Chacko Thomas will discuss their current...
6–7.30pm 10 August 2017
Contemporary scientific practice is much more diverse than it used to be and more change seems likely. Society has expectations of science and scientists but these expectations...

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