UNSW Grand Challenges


UNSW Magazine sat down with Lyria Bennett Moses, Robert Brooks and Maurice Pagnucco to discuss the latest Grand Challenge, Living With 21st Century Technology. This is an edited version of the conversation.


UNSW Sydney’s UNSOMNIA made a triumphant return to a sold-out audience, posing an important question: what needs to change?


Sex, humility, the power of the sun, travelling to outer space, poverty, and more sex – just some of the topics to be covered at the 2nd UNSW UNSOMNIA event on Friday.


UNSW's Grand Challenge on Climate Change this week launches three ambitious climate change blueprints on energy, health and justice.


How Australia builds on its unique strengths at a time of rapid change and uncertainty will be discussed at a public forum at UNSW on 29 August.


Law academic Lyria Bennett Moses is leading UNSW's fourth Grand Challenge, which will tackle the pace of technological development.


UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston will outline how extreme inequality and poverty violate human rights when he delivers a free public lecture at UNSW on Thursday 10 August. 


Experts US climatologist Michael E. Mann, psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky and activist Anna Rose share their ideas on how to break the climate stalemate in a UNSW Grand Challenges event to be chaired by ABC TV’s Emma Alberici on 16 August.


Ageist assumptions about sex and sexuality will be challenged at a UNSW seminar that will highlight findings from the most comprehensive study of Australians aged 60 and over. 


From the disillusioned middle class to fake news, a Sydney Writers' Festival panel discussed how inequality has come to be a mark of the Trump presidency.