Egalitarianism, the idea that each person has equal worth;
that any limitations on achievement and ability to share in society's goods
should be systematically broken down, is a goal that UWA's Winthrop Professor Carmen
Lawrence has always been passionately committed to achieving.
In this year's Reid Oration, Dr Lawrence,
who served on the recent Commonwealth review of school funding in Australia,
will discuss the importance of equality in education.
The Federal Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Hon. Greg Combet AM, MP, delivered a public joint lecture on ‘Understanding Climate Change and the Carbon Price' to 250 guests at The University of Western Australia last week.
The role and value of historical reference in the face of intensifying environmental and ecological change will be the subject of a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia this Wednesday night.
Australia is a maritime nation with more territory in the ocean than on land and an economy that relies heavily on its oceans through fisheries, oil and gas and tourism.
In a new lecture series ‘Ocean Solutions for Humanity's Grand Challenges‘, presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies and The UWA Oceans Institute, experts will explore ways in which safe and sustainable uses of our oceans can open a pathway of wealth and well-being through what is, in effect, our last frontier.
Rape and sexual torture of women in times of war and crisis is not a new phenomenon. However it was only recently, following reports of mass rapes perpetrated during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda, that the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war has been widely discussed.
The controversial subject of shale gas and the use of "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing) will be the subject of a free public lecture at UWA this Monday 30 April by visiting UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Professor-at-Large Derek Elsworth.
The recounting of atrocities of war will be the subject of a free public talk at UWA this week by Professor Joanna Bourke, Professor of History in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck College.
We often view our ethical decisions as constraints on action - a set of "thou shalt nots". What if we instead looked at these choices as the opportunities to be more of who we already are, at our best?
Torrents of underground water from the heart of the Mojave Desert flow into Las Vegas casino waterfalls, fountains, lagoons and wave machines - an example of water use that is sucking America dry, according to one of the world's leading water authorities.
Robert Glennon, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and author of Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It will give a free public lecture at The University of Western Australia on 6 March.