Major addresses, lectures and launches

Dan Kahan
Cultural Cognition, Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem – Public lecture by Professor Dan Kahan (Yale University)

Professor Kahan will deliver a lecture entitled, Cultural Cognition, Climate Science Communication and the Measurement Problem. Details In studies funded by the National Science Foundation, Professor Kahan and his collaborators have investigated public conflict over climate change, public reactions to emerging technologies, and public understandings of scientific consensus across disputed issues. Articles featuring the Project’s studies [...]

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The ‘Great Recession’ in the Baltic States – A Public Lecture by Professor Charles Woolfson

In association with the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work, the Global Cities Research Institute is proud to present a free public lecture with noted international scholar, Professor Charles Woolfson, on Thursday, 3 July 2014 (3.30  pm – 5.00 pm). Professor Woolfson will deliver a lecture entitled, The ‘Great Recession’ in the Baltic States: The [...]

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John Pilger Documentary Film Screening – Utopia

The Global Indigeneity and Reconciliation Program, together with concerned Australians (cA), Arena Publishing and the Global Cities Research Institute is honoured to present the Melbourne premier of John Pilger’s new documentary film ‘Utopia’ on Tuesday, 4 February 2014 (6.30 pm – 9.30 pm).  Two years in the making, Utopia reveals a shocking national secret behind the [...]

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NICTA / RMIT Discovery Lecture with Nigel Gilbert

In association with NICTA (Australia’s Information Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence), the Urban Decision-Making and Complex Systems program and the Global Cities Research Institute is proud to present a Discovery Lecture with noted international scholar, Professor Nigel Gilbert on Thursday, 28 November 2013 (5.45 pm – 6.45 pm). Professor Gilbert will deliver a lecture [...]

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Mai Poina 2013
Guest Professorial Lecture and Materclass with Noenoe Silva

The Global Indigeneity and Reconciliation Program and the Global Cities Research Institute is honoured to host two upcoming events with noted Hawaiian scholar Noenoe Silva – a Public Lecture on Thursday, 26 September 2013 (6.00 – 7.30 pm) and a Global Indigeneity Masterclass on Friday, 27 September 2013 (10 am – 12 noon).  To reserve your place simply email sam.carroll-bell@rmit.edu.au by [...]

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Dr Bart Barendregt
Musical modernities: Princess Siti and the particularities of post islamist pop – Dr Bart Barendregt

Free Public Lecture, Melbourne – 22 November 2012 For decades Malaysia has been known as the home of contemporary nasheed, a musical approach that addresses questions about what it is to be a modern Muslim youth in Southeast Asia and how to reconcile piety with a ‘funky but shariah’ consumerist lifestyle. The popular song You [...]

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Why poverty persists: Poverty dynamics in Asia and Africa – Associate Professor Bob Baulch

Free Public Seminar, Melbourne – 21 November Why are some people trapped in chronic poverty, while others are able to escape it? This presentation will provide an overview of the major findings and policy recommendations from a recently published book on poverty dynamics in Asia and Africa: Why Poverty Persists: Poverty Dynamics in Asia and [...]

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Beyond behaviour: Social theory and climate change policy – Professor Elizabeth Shove

Free Public Seminar, Melbourne 15 November 2012 Hosted by the Centre for Design and the Sustainable Urban Regional Futures (SURF) Program, Global Cities Research Institute. Professor Elizabeth Shove is a pre-eminent sociologist who has dedicated her career to studying everyday life, inconspicuous consumption, and social change. In her most recent three year UK Economic Social [...]

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Hum Gurung
Sustainability in the Nepal Himalayas: Challenges and opportunities – Dr Hum Gurung

Free Public Seminar, Melbourne – 9 November 2012 Hum Gurung is former Chief Executive Officer of Bird Conservation Nepal and has recently formed the Himalayan Sustainable Future Foundation.  Dr Gurung is a member of IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEEP) and World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). He [...]

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Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit Launch – Hartmut Fünfgeld

Melbourne – 25 October 2012   Net Balance, RMIT and the City of Greater Geelong invite you to attend the launch of the Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit. The Toolkit has been developed to integrate climate adaptation into processes and decisions (i.e. mainstream climate change adaptation) and support robust decision making in the face of uncertainty. The Toolkit is relevant [...]

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Oren Yiftachel
Urban regimes and ‘gray spacing’: Between privatizing democracy and ‘creeping apartheid’ – Professor Oren Yiftachel

Free Public Lecture, Melbourne – 27 September 2012 The lecture will analyze the impact of structural economic, identity and governance tensions on urban regimes and societies in the 21st century. It draws attention to the pervasive emergence of ‘gray spaces’; that is, informal, temporary or illegal developments, transactions and populations. ‘Gray-spacing’ has become a central [...]

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Neoliberalism, sovereignty and the disappearance of the ‘commons’ in contemporary India – Professor Sankaran Krishna

Free Public Lecture, Melbourne – 5 September 2012 The rise of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) economies is often acclaimed as a resurgence of capitalist accumulation under neoliberal auspices and a harbinger of better times for the Global South. Yet, their recent growth has been accompanied by one of the biggest land-grabs in the [...]

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Partha Ghosh
Globalization and Delhi: Where to from here? – Professor Partha S. Ghosh

Free Public Lecture, Melbourne – 22 August 2012 This event is presented by the Community Sustainability program. Delhi is India’s eternal city.  From the days of Mahabharata in the second millennium BC to the present it has figured prominently in Indian life whether its rulers were Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims or Christians.  As a symbol of [...]

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Professor Jamal R. Nassar
The Arab Spring: Root causes and implications – Professor Jamal R. Nassar

Free Public Lecture, Melbourne – 26 June 2012 The Arab Spring did not emerge from nowhere. It had root causes that have been festering for a long time.  These include forces of frustration, forces of humiliation, and forces of anger. Such forces of change found their outlet of rage through a number of instruments of [...]

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