Events from 23 May, 2017

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  • 24th May, 2017
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Dr. Alex King on “Applying behavioural insights in NSW government”

    Although social psychology and experimental and behavioural economics have been active research areas for decades, it is only recently that they have started being applied to improve government services and policies. In this seminar, Dr Alex King (Director of Behavioural Insights in Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW) will present on the how the NSW government apply behavioural insights to public policy, with focus on unpaid fines, payment of social housing rental arrears and returning injured workers to work.

  • 25th May, 2017
    12:00pm - 13:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | The Political Power of Global Corporations

    This colloquium featuring Asssociate Professor John Mikler will discuss the political power of global corporations, and how the power could be best conceived.

  • 31st May, 2017
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    SSPS HDR Ethics Seminar

    The approach to ethics in research currently does not fully understand or incorporate the changes in the dynamical synthetic ecology in which our systems actually operate. This has been made even more complex and potentially uncertain and unstable through the levels of socio-info/techno connectivity we now enjoy compared to three decades ago. Our decisions and solutions are often deeply entangled in ways that it is almost impossible to measure (Atkinson 2010). This short talk will look at the place of ethics in our rapidly changing world and the indivisibility between ethics and technology, as we enter the Quantum Age.


  • 29th June, 2017 to 30th June, 2017
    09:00am - 05:00pm

    The figure of the citizen in times of crisis: Disappearing, emerging and reimagined

    The workshop aims to adopt a new approach to the figure of the citizen by exploring both its emergence and disappearance in our era of rightlessness, mobility and depoliticisation. We situate these figures side by side in a dynamic that is reshaping citizenship and democracy within/between borders.

  • 11th August, 2017 to 12th August, 2017
    1-5:30pm on 11th, 9.00am-12.30pm on 12th

    The Politics of Trump - Government & International Relations forum

    Join us for 'The Politics of Trump', a forum featuring over thirty academics from the Department of Government and International Relations, who will discuss the various issues raised by the election of President Donald Trump.