Past Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series

The Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series (JCDSS) at Sunway University seeks to give the community and the public an opportunity to listen to outstanding experts speak on a variety of issues, providing a platform for intellectual discourse and lifelong learning.

This is one of the many activities which Sunway University has embarked on to further boost its Social Responsibility efforts in education. All public lectures under the Series are free and open to the public. All are invited.

 

Past Lectures

09 Jan

Making News and Shaping Views; Riding the Rollercoaster of the Digital Revolution

Disseminating news used to be managed exclusively by media hierarchies. The elites had control of the organisations and crucially the means of distribution. Readers and viewers were essentially a passive audience. But, now the digital revolution has changed all of that.

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27 Nov

Optimism in the Past, Pessimism in the Future?

Why do we tend to glorify the past and look to the future with pessimism?

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21 Nov

How Quantum Mechanics Might Answer Life’s Biggest Questions

Quantum Mechanics is the most powerful and at the same time strangest theory in all of science. It underpins much of physics and chemistry, and without it we would not have developed modern electronics.

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19 Aug

Measuring The World – Can We Believe The Statistics?

In this lecture, Professor Denise Lievesley will draw on her experience of working as a statistician in the UN system to discuss the problems of gathering harmonised data from across countries with very different levels of statistical expertise and resources.

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