Events from 18 March, 2018

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  • 22nd March, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Pastoral power and political spirituality: Foucault and political theology

    In this talk, Professor Saul Newman from Goldsmiths University of London will look at Michel Foucault and his political theology, and explore the pastoral power and political spiritualiy.

  • 22nd March, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Sydney Ideas - The Rise of Authoritarianism

    Join this Sydney Ideas event which brings together two leading scholars on Authoritarianism - Professor Pippa Norris and Professor John Keane to discuss their new books. 

  • 28th March, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Global Security Cultures: The 2018 Michael Hintze Lecture

    Why do politicians believe that war is the answer to terror when the experience of Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Mali tell us this is not the case? Why do contemporary conflicts never end? Join us for discussion of these questions and more at the annual Michael Hintze lecture, to be presented in 2018 by Professor Mary Kaldor CBE from the London School of Economics.

  • 12th April, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Social Networks, Governance Networks, and Unemployment

    In this seminar, Associate Professor Gaby Ramia and Dr Michelle Peterie will report on an Australian Research Council Funded (ARC) study and discuss the relationship between networks and unemployment.

  • 26th April, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium | To Arms or to the Streets? State Inclusion and Religious Uprisings

    Why do some religious groups resist states with nonviolent means, whereas others take up arms or remain passive? In this seminar, Associate Professor Charles Butcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology will use a formal decision model to examine the relationships between state includsion and religious uprisings.

  • 10th May, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | The Social Nature of Partisan Identity

    There is growing evidence that partisanship is a powerful social identity in both US and Western Europe democracies. In this seminar, Professor Lonie Huddy from Stony Brook University will look at the pros and cons of Partisan identity, and  explore the conditions under which partisan animosity can be ameliorated without undermining strong partisan identities. 

  • 24th May, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium | Sexual Violence in the Australian Defence Forces: mapping three decades of scandal and 'zero tolerance'?

    In this seminar, Associate Professor Megan Mackenzie, Eda Gunaydin (current PhD candidate) and Umeya Chaudhur (Bachelor of Arts (Hons I)/Laws student) will present on their research which examines nearly three decades of media coverage, and policy responses to sexual violence and assault in the Australian Defence Forces.

  • 7th June, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Business actors, political resistance, and strategies for policymakers

    Existing energy policies remain well short of achieving a rapid transformation to a low carbon system of energy supply. One of the principal reasons has been political resistance from incumbent fossil fuel industries. In this seminar, Dr Christian Downie will showcase his paper that argues the specific strategies policymakers can employ to help overcome the resistance from incumbent fossil fuel industries.