17 Jun
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. 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 Strnadová, School of Education Register HERE for a seat.Tuesday 2 July - 3.30pm Professor Philip Ward, School of Psychiatry Professor Melissa Green, School of Psychiatry  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. Mon 15 July - 3.30pmProfessor Shawn Kook, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Professor Thomas Denson, School of Psychology Register HERE for a seat. 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 Wednesday 16 October - 3.30pm Professor Linlin Ge, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Paul Hagan, School of Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering 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 SciencesMonday 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
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: 9:30-10:30pm   Panel Discussion One: Identity & Governance: Regulation of the construction and use of digital identities, including on blockchain 10:30-11:30pm   Panel Discussion Two: Autonomous Machines: Autonomous transportation – changing rules for self-driving cars 11:40-12:40pm  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.
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.