23 Jul
4:00pm - 5:00pm
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. Tuesday 23 July - 4.00pm Professor Joel Pearson, School of Psychology Professor Emery Schubert, School of the Arts & Media Register HERE for a seat. Monday 19 August - 3.30pm Professor Nigel Turner, School of Medical Sciences Professor Patsie Polly, School of Medical Sciences Register HERE for a seat. Tuesday 27 August - 3.30pm Professor Catherine Greenhill, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Salil Kanhere, School of Computer Science and Engineering Register HERE for a seat.Monday 16 September - 3.30pmProfessor Gavin Schwarz, School of ManagementProfessor Anthony Burke, School of Humanities and Social Sciences ADFA Wednesday 18 September - 3.30pm Professor Oya Demirbilek, UNSW Built Environment Professor Alistair Sproul, School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Engineering Wednesday 25 September - 3.30pm Professor Josef Dick, School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor Xiao Hua Wang, School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences Wednesday 2 October - 3.30pm Professor Jason Grebely, The Kirby Institute Professor Andrew Vallely, The Kirby Institute Tuesday 8 October - 3.30pm Professor Tracie Barber, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Nalini Pather, School of Medical Sciences Tuesday 22 October - 3.30pm Professor Helen Dickinson, School of Business, UNSW Canberra Professor Gabrielle Appleby, School of LawMonday 28 October - 3.30pmProfessor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, School of Chemical EngineeringProfessor Frances Kuo, School of Mathematics and Statistics Monday 4 November - 3.30pm Professor Shinichi Nakagawa, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Alistair Poore, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Wednesday 13 November - 3.30pm Professor Linlin Ge, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Paul Hagan, School of Mineral and Energy Resources EngineeringMonday 18 November - 3.30pm Professor Paul Andon, School of Accounting Professor Michael Handler, School of Law (The Allens Hub for Technology, Law & Innovation) Tuesday 19 November - 3.30pmProfessor Boaz Shulruf, Office of Medical EducationProfessor Tapabrata Ray, School of Engineering and Information Technology, ADFAMonday 25 November - 3.30pm Professor Julien Epps, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications Professor Daniel Christ, St Vincent's Clinical School, UNSW Medicine Tuesday 3 December - 3.30pmProfessor Moninya Roughan, School of Mathematics and StatisticsProfessor Katrin Meissner, Climate Change Research Centre   ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair Accessible UNSW’s Council Chambers accessible entrance is located via Gate 9 on High street (Gate 8 during roadwork). Any guests attending events can be dropped off directly out the front of the main entrance. There is accessible parking near the venue or in the Botany street parking station. However, these parking bays are subject to availability. Vehicles need to arrive via High Street, Gate 8 (during roadwork) and turn onto Chancellery lane. Accessible unisex toilet facilities are available on each publicly accessible floor of the building. If you require assistance when visiting the building, please contact T: +61 2 9385 1000 If you have any further questions, please email UNSW University Events university.events@unsw.edu.au   PAST EVENTS Thursday 21 March – 4:00 pm Professor Linda Corkery, Faculty of Built Environment Professor 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 Monday 6 May - 3.30pm Professor Vinayak Dixit, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Lisa Keay, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences Tuesday 7 May – 3:30 pm Professor Mike Letnic, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Robert Brander, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Monday 13 May - 3.30pm Professor Rebecca Guy, UNSW Medicine Professor Maree Hackett, UNSW MedicineMonday 3 June - 3.30pm Professor Gigi Foster, School of Economics Professor Ludmila Stern, School of Humanities and Languages Monday 17 June - 4.00pm Professor Cameron Holley, UNSW Law Professor Denis O'Carroll, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Monday 24 June - 3.30pm Professor Kalervo Gulson, School of Education Professor Iva Strnadová, School of Education Tuesday 2 July - 3.30pm Professor Philip Ward, School of Psychiatry Professor Melissa Green, School of PsychiatryMonday 8 July - 3.30pm Professor Lyria Bennett Moses, UNSW Law Professor Jake Olivier, School of Mathematics and Statistics  Mon 15 July - 3.30pmProfessor Shawn Kook, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Thomas Denson, School of Psychology
25 Jul
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pathways to policy seminar
Change the world through a career in legal policy!   About the speakers: Alastair Lawrie | Senior Policy Officer | PIAC Alastair Lawrie is the Senior Policy Officer at the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, where he works across a wide range of topics including anti-discrimination law reform. He has also volunteered as the Policy Chair of both the Victorian and NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobbies and was a finalist in the Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual category at the 2017 Australian Human Rights Awards. Adi Prigan | Policy Lawyer | LSNSW Adi is a Policy Lawyer at the Law Society of New South Wales, where she provides secretariat support to designated committees of the Law Society and provides policy advice to government and peak legal associations on behalf of the NSW legal profession. Adi began her career as a graduate at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, where over four years, she progressed policy and legislative reform projects for the Commonwealth Government in the areas of criminal and discrimination law. In her spare time, Adi has volunteered with community legal centres for animals. Mark Riboldi | Advocacy and Communications Manager | Community Legal Centres NSW ‘Mark Riboldi is the Advocacy and Communications Manager for Community Legal Centres NSW. He manages a small policy and communications team, working to increase access to justice in NSW through progressive law reform and increased support for the important work of community legal centres Renée Bianchi | Executive Committee | Women Lawyers Association of NSW  Before being called to the Bar, Renée was a litigation solicitor, specialising in public liability, product liability, and professional indemnity matters. Since being at the Bar, she has built up a diverse practice in common law, commercial, and equity matters. Renée is currently an Executive Committee member of the Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales, leading the Equitable Briefing Policy Subcommittee, and a member of the Women Barristers Forum. She is a Past President of NSW Young Lawyers and a Past Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Council of Australia.   Date and time: 25th July, 1–2pm  Location: Staff Common Room, Level 2 Law Building, UNSW Sydney This event will have free pizza.
29 Jul
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Drug use and human rights: The missing piece of the hep C elimination puzzle?
Australia is considered a world leader in providing access to hepatitis C cures. But, there remain significant gaps when it comes to hepatitis C prevention and treatment services for marginalised populations. A major factor contributing to these gaps is the systematic stigma and discrimination towards people who use drugs. Many of the experts believe that achieving hepatitis C elimination in Australia will require legal reforms. Access to good health is a basic human right. This World Hepatitis Day, the Kirby Institute, in partnership with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, is hosting a special seminar, that brings together experts from legal, health and community backgrounds to discuss strategies to ensure that people who use drugs have equal, discrimination-free access to health care.  Speakers include:  The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Patron, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney Professor Andrea Durbach, UNSW Law & Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney Dr Janani Shanthosh, The George Institute & Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW Sydney Associate Professor Kate Seear, Faculty of Law, Monash University; Academic Director, Springvale Monash Legal Service Ms Annie Madden, PhD student, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with experts and community members, facilitated by Scientia Professor Carla Treloar, Director, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney. RSVPs are essential. Please RSVP by 12 July 2019. More information on the event page: https://kirby.unsw.edu.au/event/drug-use-and-human-rights-missing-piece-hep-c-elimination-puzzle Location: Kirby Institute,  Wallace Wurth Building, UNSW Sydney
31 Jul - 01 Aug
9:00am - 3:15pm
World Legal Summit Sydney
This event will take place during business hours in Sydney, but link to similar events around the world. This first part of the WLS is designed to bring disparate jurisdictions together in collaboration around building a better understanding of what is happening with technology regulation and governance world-wide. Sydney will bring a unique viewpoint to the discussion, focusing on the legislative and governance structures in the city and more broadly across Australia. While there will be panels on each topic, the goal will be to facilitate local conversations that will link with the broader international conversation, identifying common themes and regional differences. The result will be a report that explores existing legal frameworks and law reform ideas for emerging technologies around the world. Participants are welcome to join for one or more sessions of interest, or stay for the full day. Collaborate with us and the global community to further the understanding of legislative and regulatory frameworks. These frameworks are enabling the sustainable development of emerging technologies and your input is important! The morning will focus on three themes: 9:30am-10:30am   Panel Discussion One: Identity & Governance: Regulation of the construction and use of digital identities, including on blockchain 10:30am-11:30am   Panel Discussion Two: Autonomous Machines: Autonomous transportation – changing rules for self-driving cars 11:40am-12:40pm  Panel Discussion Three: Cyber Security & Personal Data:  Legal frameworks to enhance cyber security and protect personal information The afternoon will focus on: 1.30pm – 3.10pm Regulation for artificial intelligence applications in the legal profession Places are limited - expressions of interest now being taken. More information about the World Legal Summit can be found here.
28 Aug
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reinventing Human Rights
The Australian Human Rights Institute and the Forced Migration Research Network invite you to a guest lecture: Reinventing Human Rights with Professor Mark Goodale (University of Lausanne) This talk is animated by both a deceptively simple assumption and a deceptively simple answer to a fundamental question. The assumption is that if it is true, as Lynn Hunt (2007) has argued, that human rights in their current forms were invented at critical moments in history, from the French Revolution to the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, then human rights can be reinvented. If this is so, then the fundamental question becomes: In light of everything we know about the current status of human rights in relation to the most pressing of contemporary problems, should they be reinvented? The talk begins by answering “yes” to this fundamental question and then proceeds by sketching out the rough outlines of a reconceived approach to human rights. The basic argument of the presentation is that human rights can and should form the basis for both justice-seeking and specific social and institutional action in the future. In this respect, I part ways from critics—from both the progressive left and neoconservative and nationalist right—who would like to see human rights consigned to the dustbin of history. Yet it also seems quite clear that human rights can and should play these vanguard roles only if they are radically reimagined. In other words, against the background of a number of conceptual, political, and ideological challenges, only a revolutionary—rather than a reformist—collective response will prove capable of freeing human rights from the catastrophic constraints of the current moment. Wheelchair Accessible: The Allens Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Contact: To discuss your access requirements, please email humanrights@unsw.edu.au
14 - 16 Nov
9:45am - 3:45pm
Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality: Writs as Constitutional Transfer
The courts are often a key site of the struggle for the enforcement of rights and accountability. The rise of constitutional adjudication globally is usually framed within the context of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the creation of independent constitutional courts in many parts of the world over the past three decades. This development is held up as a key moment in the globalization of constitutional law. And yet, there have been prior moments in history when key ideas and institutions of constitutional review spread across regions and around the world. One example is the prerogative writs, a set of common law remedies that were included in post-colonial independence constitutions across former British colonies, particularly across South Asia, as well as parts of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Crouch 2018). Constitutional writs – the remedies of habeas corpus, certiorari, prohibition, mandamus and quo warranto – are an important remedy both historically and for contemporary modes of administrative adjudication. In the immediate post-colonial era, the constitutional writs were a remedy sought for the protection of rights against the power of the state. While the postcolonial courts in Burma were among the first to develop the constitutional writs in 1948-1949, it is in India that the writs became associated with judicial activism. The writs in constitutional form were also included in places such as Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, among other countries. This workshop seeks to investigate the history, development and variations of this model of constitutional adjudication, following the transformation from the common law remedies of England to a constitutional means of protecting rights. It will also consider the symbolic status of constitutional writs, how the importance of these remedies has changed over time and under what conditions. This workshop seeks to draw attention to the role of constitutional writs as legal transfer and consider these remedies as the intersection of constitutional and administrative law and rights protection. The constitutional writs have important implications for the protection of rights against the power of the state and for addressing inequality. Papers in the workshop will consider the following questions: To what extent did courts have writ jurisdiction prior to independence from colonial rule (ie under the common law), and how was this power used to protect rights? How did the Indian constitution-makers formulate and understand the importance of the constitutional writs and the relationship with the provisions on rights? Why did other countries decide to include the constitutional writs in their independence constitutions? Was it part of a strategy of borrowing from the Indian constitutional model more generally? To what extent were specific discussion had over the inclusion of remedies and rights provisions? To what extent has the use of the constitutional writs as a remedy for the protection of rights against the state and to address inequality changed over time? Following Anuj (2017), to what extent do the constitutional writs serve the middle class, rather than offering a remedy for the poor against the abuse of power? Countries with constitutional provisions on quo warranto continue to grant this remedy, while its use has died out in Western common law jurisdictions. Why is this the case? When is quo warranto as a remedy granted and how in what kinds of cases is it used in today? This event is sponsored by UNSW Law School and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.