Thursday, 26 March

University of Sydney

5.00 – 6.00 pm
Nicholson Museum, The Quadrangle

6.00 – 7.30 pm
The Q Lecture
Philosophy Room S249, The Quadrangle

Introduction: Duncan Ivison, Dean of FASS
Moderator: James Der Derian, CISS/USYD
Speaker: McKenzie Wark, The New School

7.30 pm Dinner (International Participants)

Friday, 27 March

The Q Station, Manly

10.30 am
Eco Hopper Ferry to Quarantine Station (40 minutes)
(Departure from Circular Quay Wharf 6)

12.00 pm Welcome and Lunch
Duncan Ivison, Dean of FASS

1.15 pm Opening Remarks
James Der Derian, CISS

1.30 – 3.00 pm The Space-Time of War and Diplomacy
Moderator: James Der Derian, CISS

Christopher Fuchs, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Physics
Stephen Kern, Ohio State University
Arthur Miller, University College of London

Commentator: Glenda Sluga, History/USYD

Break and Interviews

3.30 – 5.30 pm Space: Geopolitical, Galactic and Virtual
Moderator: Colin Wight, CISS/SYD

Andrea Loehr, Harvard University
Mark Salter, University of Ottawa
McKenzie Wark, The New School

Commentator: Charlotte Epstein, CISS/USYD

5.30 – 7.00 pm
Beach Time and Drinks

7.00 pm
Dinner at the Boiler House

8.30 pm
Screening of Particle Fever (Director, Mark Levinson)

Saturday, 28 March

8.00 – 9.15 am
Watersports and Yoga at the Beach

9.30 – 11.00 am Time: Historical, Cultural and Quantum
Moderator: Iain McCalman, CISS/USYD


Mark Levinson, Filmmaker
Dean Rickles, Physics/USYD
John Phillip Santos, UT-San Antonio

Commentator: Simon Reay Atkinson, CISS/USYD

Break and Interviews

11.30 am – 1 pm War: Traditional, Memorial and Transformational
Moderator: Graeme Gill, GOV/USYD

Antoine Bousquet, LSE
Laura Shepherd, UNSW
Jairus Grove, University of Hawaii

Commentator: Frank Smith, CISS/USYD

1.00 pm Lunch and Interviews

2.00 – 3.30 pm Diplomacy: Adaptive, Spatio-temporal and Multilateral
Moderator: Jonathan Bogais, CISS/USYD


Anthony Burke, UNSW
Rebecca Adler-Nissen, University of Copenhagen
Vincent Pouliot, McGill University

Commentator: Megan MacKenzie, CISS/USYD

Break and Interviews

4.00 – 6.00 pm The Final Q2 Roundtable
Moderator: James Der Derian, CISS/USYD


6.00 – 7.30 pm
Beach Time and Drinks

7.30 p.m.
Dinner at the Boiler House