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Dr Cassie Hilditch in NASA space uniform

UniSA Researcher Promoting Sleep Health with NASA

After gaining her PhD with UniSA’s Centre for Sleep Research, Dr Cassie Hilditch is lucky enough to have her dream job working as a contractor onsite at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California as a Senior Research Associate with the Fatigue Countermeasures Laboratory. Dr Hilditch is passionate about promoting how vital sleep – and a regular sleep schedule – really is and how irregular sleep patterns tend to be associated with poorer health and performance outcomes. Here she shares a little about her life in California and experience with the scientists, astronauts and pilots at NASA. more...

Hiba Mohamed

The Graduate Dedicated to Ending Violence Against Women in Africa

Hiba Mohamed is a fierce advocate dedicated to ending gender-based violence and the opportunity associated with such freedoms. After finding her voice studying Communications at UniSA, and a tenure at UN Women, she now works as a Public Policy and Global Advocacy Consultant at Global Partnership for Education, transforming education in lower-income countries. more...

Dr Brenton Hordacre

Promising New Technologies for Post-Stroke Depression

With one in five Australians impacted by a mental health condition during their lifetime, it is crucial that we strive for the best services, supports and solutions. Dr Brenton Hordacre is just one of UniSA’s researchers whose inspiring work in post-stroke depression is already having meaningful impact. Join us in making health a priority with UniSA’s Enterprising Researcher for Mental Health. more...

Jason Dunstone

The Magic of Curiosity and Being a Round Peg in a Square Hole

Not wanting to go down a traditional business pathway after university, Jason Dunstone set off on a unique career path with an offbeat take on market research that has served him well throughout his career. Now, as he is closing in on two decades at the helm of his own agencies – Square Holes and Budgie Love – this past year of chaos and uncertainty has only reiterated the importance of his work and the vital role curiosity has played in his success. more...

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Greetings from Trumpland: Journalism Alumni Covering Trump

Journalism graduates, Zoe Daniel (former ABC News US Bureau Chief), and Roscoe Whalan (ABC News Supervising Producer), had front row seats to the unlikely rise of Donald Trump – from improbable candidate to President – and have now detailed their experiences in new book, Greetings From Trumpland. In honour of the release, we recently held a book launch and in-conversation with both Zoe and Roscoe, hosted by fellow journalist Tory Shepherd. Watch it here.

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10 June >> Disinformation: A Toxic Mix of Media, Politics and Vested Interests. The Hon Kevin Rudd AC In-Conversation with Quentin Dempster AM

An online broadcast presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and ABC Friends, SA/NT. Former Prime Minister The Hon Kevin Rudd AC, in conversation with Walkley award-winning journalist Quentin Dempster AM, will address key questions around disinformation and the ways it has been weaponised in our media to undermine Democracy. The discussion will define the problem posed by disinformation in the context of a 24-hour news cycle in a click bait media world.

16 June >> Perspectives with Lisa Havilah: Reframing the Institution

Powerhouse Museum Chief Executive Lisa Havilah presents her visionary approach to leadership. Renowned for reshaping tested institutional structures into culturally and commercially vibrant contemporary arts epicentres, Havilah shares her personal ideology on the new role that cultural institutions will play and the moments that have shaped her innovative, ambitious approach to reframing the institution. Presented as part of Perspectives - an initiative developed by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, ACE Open and Guildhouse.

22 June >> Who Gets to be Smart: Bri Lee In-Conversation with Jane Caro AM

Join The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Matilda Bookshop as we discuss Bri Lee's latest book, Who Gets To Be Smart - a forensic and hard-hitting exploration of knowledge, power and privilege. Bri will be in-conversation with social commentator Jane Caro AM. Interrogating the adage, 'knowledge is power', and calling institutional prejudice to account, Bri Lee once again dives into her own privilege and presumptions to bring us the stark and confronting results.

24 June >> 2021 ARA and Hawke Centre Conversation – Levelling the Playing Field: The Refugee Reality in Sport

Is sport really the great leveller? On the surface the same rules apply to all participants, uniting people from every age, race and cultural background. But sports participation rates for refugee and CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) groups are significantly lower than the general population. What unwritten rules and unacknowledged barriers do CALD groups face and how can they be overcome? Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and Australian Refugee Association (ARA), this conversation will shed light on these important questions.

14 July >> Dr Norman Swan: So You Think You Know What’s Good for You?

We all want to be healthier, but do you know what's good for you? Informative, accessible and easy to understand, So You Think You Know What's Good for You? is a book that has everything you need to know about health and wellbeing, delivered with Dr Norman Swan's trademark clarity and wit. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.

15 July >> Samstag Museum of Art’s SYMPOSIUM

Artists draw on historical collections in the creation of new work. In this series of online conversations artists, collection curators and historians come together to discuss cultural agency, the politics of display, colonial legacies, and generative pathways to repair. Featuring James Nguyen & Victoria Pham with Stephen Zagala (Research Fellow, World Cultures, South Australian Museum), James Tylor with Dr Frances Wyld (Lecturer, Aboriginal Studies, UniSA), Taloi Havini with Professor Nicholas Thomas (Director, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge).

21 July >> 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture delivered by Craig Foster AM

Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, Craig Foster AM, former Socceroos captain and now human rights advocate will present the 2021 UniSA Nelson Mandela Lecture. Despite calls of ‘togetherness’ and ‘shared humanity’, of the ‘interconnectedness’ of everyone in society in Australia and around the world during the height of COVID-19, the pandemic uncovered staggering inequality. Craig explores a new social bargain with human rights at its core.

31 July >> Illuminate Discussion

As part of Illuminate Adelaide's MAAD - Music and Art After Dark, The Avalanches - Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi will be in conversation with Australian radio legend, Zan Rowe (triple j, Double J) along with artist Jonathan Zawada for a special panel unpacking the band’s past, present and future. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre.


23 April to 24 September >> Alex Martinis Roe: To Become Two

Alex Martinis Roe brings To Become Two to the Samstag Museum of Art, a film installation concerned with the structure of relationships within collectives, and how these relationships underpin feminist political practices. Alex Martinis Roe is a Samstag scholar, who undertook post-doctoral research at the Universität der Künste, Berlin from 2013-2016.

23 April to 17 July >> James Nguyen and Victoria Pham: RE:SOUNDING

Vietnamese-Australian artist James Nguyen and Victoria Pham explore Đông Sơn drum. Nguyen is an artist working in in Naarm/Melbourne, who has exhibited across Europe, the U.S. and the Asia Pacific. Pham is a sound composer, archaeologist and artist who specialises in archaeoacoustics, working between London, Sydney and Paris.

23 April to 24 September >> Reading Room

Spend time in Samstag’s Reading Room. You will find books and other materials that have informed our current exhibitions, along with titles that build upon the ideas raised. Enjoy this informal place to sit and read the books, dive into the research behind the artworks, or just relax.

2 June to 30 June >> SA Refugee Week 2021 Youth Poster Awards Exhibition

This exhibition showcases selected posters submitted by students from South Australia's primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions. The artwork is a response to Refugee Week and themes which are critical in the acceptance and settlement of new arrivals to Australia. Those themes include multiculturalism, cultural diversity, anti-racism and the welcoming of refugees into Australia. Presented by The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

16 July to 31 July >> Ghost Stories

Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi (The Avalanches) turn their gaze to the visual art world to bring us an exhibition showcasing the works that influenced the pair's most recent Australian Music Prize-winning album We Will Always Love You. Featuring works by Jonathan Zawada and The Experience Machine, the exhibition will offer audiences a rare insight into the album’s cosmic and meditative visual language. On display in The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre’s Kerry Packer Civic Gallery as part of Illuminate Adelaide.

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