01 Dec 2017 - 01 Dec 2017
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW, Kensington

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This year, UNSOMNIA 2.017 brings together a group of talented UNSW researchers to ask the question: "What needs to change?"

Exploring the Grand Challenges that face humanity, and urgent questions that face us as Australians, this thought-provoking evening of talks will tackle everything from sex to sovereignty.


Lyria Bennett Moses: Disciplines as boxes

Khandis Blake: Our appreciation of human agency

Denton Callander: Society’s relation to sex

Solange Cunin: How we approach education

Megan Davis: Australian Democracy

Tom Frame: Humility must return to conversation

Martin Green: Pessimism about renewable energy

Helen Lochhead: City making by megaproject

Duncan McDuie-Ra: Impunity

John McGhee: The democratisation of Inner Space

Sarah Walker: Understanding refugee integration


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