Australian-born philosopher Peter Singer, once described by the New Yorker as”… the most controversial philosopher alive” will visit UWA on 14 July to give a public talk on what he calls ‘Effective Altruism’.
Serendipity often plays a significant role for humanities researchers – or at least their research tends to incorporate the making of what appear to be accidental or fortuitous connections between apparently unrelated phenomena. In a digital environment dominated by the single search box, how can this kind of approach be encouraged and designed for?
The University of Western Australia Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson marked the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Arts building and the university's ongoing commitment to research collaboration and wider engagement in the region by awarding three ‘personal chairs' in Asian Studies to senior staff. The positions highlight the significance of Australia's relationship with Indonesia, Japan and Korea.
A decade on from the devastating and unprecedented 2004 Tsunami that hit Indian Ocean countries, The University of Western Australia'sProfessor Chari Pattiaratchi will present a public lecture tonight on the advances in tsunami science and lessons learnt.
Join The University of Western Australia's Oceans Institute and the Institute of Advanced Studies in a celebration of our ocean community at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle next weekend (Saturday 25 October 2014).
Memento Mori, often translated from the Latin as ‘remember
your mortality', will be the subject of discussion at the 2014 Manning Clark
House Day of Ideas symposium to be held at The University of Western Australia
this Friday 17 October.
The rich and diverse culture of Afghanistan will be the
subject of a series of exciting free public events co-sponsored by the
Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia and the Western
Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett today announced the appointment of The University of Western Australia's Professor Peter Klinken as the new Chief Scientist of Western Australia, the third UWA researcher to be appointed to the role.
The fascinating life and work of the Hannah Arendt, political theorist and author of one of the twentieth century's most controversial philosophical ideas: ‘the banality of evil', will be the subject of a free public talk at The University of Western Australia next Tuesday 29 April.
Despite significant increases in public debate about gender equality and the empowerment of women, progress towards equality for women is slow.
Julie McKay, 2013 Young Australian of the Year (ACT), will give the 2014 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture on Monday night, 14 April, outlining her vision for equality, focussing on the key levers for accelerating progress towards gender equality.
Should we be eating more fish for a healthy brain? Scientist Michael Crawford, Director of the London Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition will discuss the importance of marine life to the future of human development in a free public lecture at the Maritime Museum Fremantle on 10 November.
Wild marine fisheries comprise approximately 15% of all animal protein in the human diet, however, the world now faces a global fishing crisis. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 70% of all commercially important marine fish stocks are fully fished, overexploited, or depleted.
The Law of the Sea is one of the oldest areas of
international law and underpinned by the fundamental principle of freedom of
the seas, however this principle has not necessarily benefited marine species. As
recent events have shown, conservation and management of marine species has
been made more challenging because of the law's support for exploration and
What kinds of objects can be said to have changed the world? In a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia this Tuesday 20 August, Professor Alison Bartlett will talk about ‘things that liberate', that is, some of the objects that have changed Australian women's lives through their association with the women's movement and feminism since 1970.