02 May
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Trade war battles
Please join us for the first in a series of lectures on US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law. The first speaker in the series is Associate Professor Kathleen Claussen from the University of Miami School of Law. Her primary scholarly interests include trade and investment law, dispute settlement and procedure, international contracts and issues in cross-border business transactions, national security including cybersecurity law, and federalism and conflict of laws. Prior to joining the Miami Law faculty in 2017, Professor Claussen was Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. There, she represented the United States in trade dispute proceedings and served as a legal advisor for the United States in international trade negotiations. This lecture is part of a series titled US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law, which is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia. The objective of this series is to bring together top scholars from the United States to engage in dialogue with members of academia and practice in Australia. Other events in the series   Using trade and natural resource law to weaponise Indigenous identity against Indigenous peoples Speaker : Associate Professor Julian Arato, Brooklyn Law School Date and time: 4 June, 5.15pm Location: Law Staff Common Room Register for this event hereAssociate Professor Michael Fakhri, a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law. The Private Law Theory of International Investment Law Speaker : Associate Professor Julian Arato, Brooklyn Law School Date and time: 4 August, 5.15pm Location: Law Staff Common Room Register for this event here A New Chinese Economic Law Order Speaker: Gregory Shaffer Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law Date and time: 8 October, 5.15pm Location: UNSW Law (exact location TBD) Register for this event here
06 May
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Professors
The 2019 Meet the Professors series is a wonderful chance for students and staff to celebrate the careers and achievements of our newly promoted and recruited professors. Our speakers will share their specialist knowledge and provide insights into ‘what’ and ‘who’ influenced their lives and careers. Location: UNSW Council Chambers, The Chancellery, Gate 9, High St Kensington   Monday 6 May - 3.30pm Professor Vinayak Dixit, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Lisa Keay, School of Optometry and Vision SciencesRegister HERE for a seat.   Tuesday 7 May – 3:30 pmProfessor Mike Letnic, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental SciencesProfessor Robert Brander, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental SciencesRegister HERE for a seat.   Monday 13 May - 3.30pm Professor Rebecca Guy, UNSW Medicine Professor Maree Hackett, UNSW Medicine Register HERE for a seat.   Monday 3 June - 3.30pm Professor Gigi Foster, School of Economics Professor Ludmila Stern, School of Humanities and Languages Register HERE for a seat.      Monday 17 June - 4.00pm Professor Cameron Holley, UNSW Law Professor Denis O'Carroll, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Register HERE for a seat.     Monday 24 June - 3.30pm Professor Kalervo Gulson, School of Education Professor Iva Strnadova, School of Education Register HERE for a seat.    Monday 8 July - 3.30pm Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, UNSW Law Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics Register HERE for a seat. All dates for the series will be published in the coming weeks. We are thrilled to announce all of the Professors participating in the 2019 series below. Engineering Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, School of Chemical Engineering Professor Vinayak Dixit, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Tracie Barber, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Julien Epps, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Professor Linlin Ge, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Salil Kanhere, School of Computer Science and Engineering Professor Shawn Kook, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Denis O’Carroll, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Paul Hagan, School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering Professor Alistair Sproul, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering Professor Adrian Russell, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering   Law Professor Gabrielle Appleby, School of Law Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, School of Law Professor Cameron Holley, School of Law   Medicine Professor Nalini Pather, School of Medical Sciences Professor Daniel Christ, St Vincent’s Clinical School Professor Jason Grebely, The Kirby Institute Professor Melissa Green, School of Psychiatry Professor Nigel Turner, School of Medical Sciences Professor Andrew Vallely, The Kirby Institute Professor Philip Ward, School of Psychiatry Professor Maree Hackett, The George Institute for Global Health Professor Lisa Keay, The George Institute for Global Health Professor Boaz Shulruf, Office of Medical Education Professor Patsie Polly, School of Medical Sciences   Science Professor Catherine Greenhill, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Tom Denson, School of Psychology Professor Josef Dick, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Katrin Meissner, Climate Change Research Centre Professor Frances Kuo, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Adam Micolich, School of Physics Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Joel Pearson, School of Psychology Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Alistair Poore, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Moninya Roughan, School of Mathematics and Statistics   Built Environment Professor Oya Demirbilek, School of the Built Environment   Business Professor Gigi Foster, School of Economics Professor Helen Dickinson, School of Business, UNSW Canberra Professor Paul Andon, School of Accounting Professor Gavin Schwarz, School of Management   Arts & Social Sciences Professor Ludmila Stern, School of Humanities and Languages Professor Iva Strnadova, School of Education Professor Kalervo Gulson, School of Education Professor Emery Schubert, School of the Arts & Media   PAST EVENTS Thursday 21 March – 4:00 pm Professor Linda Corkery, Faculty of Built EnvironmentProfessor Lisa Ford, School of Humanities and Languages Monday 15 April – 3:30 pm Professor Jacquelyn Cranney, School of Psychology Professor Jessica Grisham, School of Psychology    
14 May
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Julia Gillard: Women & Leadership
Tickets SOLD OUT. Please join the waitlist to hear if any extra tickets are made available.     In 2019 women are still vastly underrepresented in positions of power. When will girls and boys grow up in a world that truly offers them equal access to leadership? What are the social and educational barriers holding women back from equality? As Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard views questions about women and leadership from different perspectives, and is now building a Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London. What are her insights on achieving real change? This event is presented in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Institute. Chaired by Jenny Brockie.     Tickets General Admission | $35 + booking fee General Admission | UNSW Alumni | $28 + booking fee General Admission | UNSW Staff & Students | $15 + booking fee   Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, King College London Through research, advocacy and practice, the Institute addresses women’s underrepresentation in leadership, and explore the ways gender negatively impacts the valuation of female leaders.      Access Sydney Town Hall’s accessible entrance is via the Druitt St (opposite the Queen Victoria Building). Accessible unisex toilet facilities are available on each publicly accessible floor of the building. If you require assistance when visiting the building, please contact Sydney Town Hall to discuss your requirements on 02 9265 9282.  Contact To discuss your access requirements and to book any access services, please call the UNSW Centre for Ideas on 02 9385 1000 or email centreforideas@unsw.edu.au. The Centre for Ideas is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9385 1000. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9385 1000. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 9385 1000. Companion Card The Centre for Ideas supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder.  Auslan The Centre for Ideas can provide Auslan interpreting services for selected talks upon request. 
29 May
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Dispossession and displacement in the Melanesian Pacific
Anthropologist Paige West asks us to consider the worlds and lives created by The Regional Resettlement Agreement (RRA) between Australia and Papua New Guinea ethnographically. Based on over twenty years of research in Papua New Guinea and six years of research with people whose lives have been altered by the RRA, Professor West argues that by examining the socialites created by and limited by this situation we can come to understand one possible trajectory for our global future. This event will be followed by networking and nibbles. About the speaker Professor Paige West is the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University and the Director for the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University. Her most recent book Dispossession and the Environment: Rhetoric and Inequality in Papua New Guinea was the recipient of the 2017 Columbia University Press Distinguished Book Award. In addition to her twenty plus years of research in Melanesia, Professor West is the founder of the journal Environment and Society, the past chair of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, the co founder of the Ranguva Solwara Skul and the Papua New Guinea Institute for Biological Research, and a recent Phi Beta Kappa National Distinguished Scholar. Location: Business School Lounge, Level 6, UNSW Business School (Map Ref: E12) An Institute for Global Development public lecture.
04 Jun
5:15pm - 7:00pm
Using trade and natural resource law to weaponise Indigenous identity against Indigenous peoples
Please join us for the second in a series of lectures on US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law. The speaker is Associate Professor Michael Fakhri, a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center at the University of Oregon School of Law. He is currently working on questions of how Inuit seal hunting in the Arctic is defining the relationship between international trade law and concepts of sovereignty. He is also a Conversation Leader with Oregon Humanities where he facilitates state-wide public conversations about meanings of fair and free trade. He holds degrees in law and biology, and prior to academia worked for major business law firm. This lecture is part of a series titled US-Australia Dialogues on International Trade and Resource Governance Law, which is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia. The objective of this series is to bring together top scholars from the United States to engage in dialogue with members of academia and practice in Australia. The lectures are free and open to all. Other events in the series The Private Law Theory of International Investment Law Speaker : Associate Professor Julian Arato, Brooklyn Law School Date and time: 12 August, 5.15pm Location: Law Staff Common Room Register for this event here A New Chinese Economic Law Order Speaker: Gregory Shaffer Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law Date and time: 18 October, 5.15pm Location: UNSW Law (exact location TBD) Register for this event here