Events from 27 August, 2016

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  • 31st August, 2016

    EIP/Varieties of Democracy (VDEM) pre-APSA workshop

    One central goal of the EIP/VDEM workshop is to bring together leading organizations at the forefront of the construction, dissemination and use of expert-based indicators. The workshop aims to generate a lively conversation about the standards and best practices which should be followed in this sector, to explore whether there is a broad consensus.

  • 8th September, 2016

    GIR Colloquium Series | Human Rights and Humanitarianism: Are these Distinctions without a Difference?

    This talk by Professor Michael Barnett (George Washington University) considers whether and how a practice perspective might help us sort through the differences between human rights and humanitarianism, and, in turn, how this exercise contributes to an understanding of the limits and promise of a practice perspective.

  • 26th September, 2016 to 27th September, 2016

    Thailand in Comparative Perspective: An International Symposium

    The University of Sydney will host a two-day international symposium on the theme of Thailand in Comparative Perspective to promote the sharing of ideas and insights on the comparative outlook of recent developments in Thailand from a diverse bodies of knowledge in the social sciences and humanities.

  • 28th September, 2016
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Field of Research (FoR) 1608 Jamboree (Sociology)

    Are you a University of Sydney academic or research student who is interested in the impact of society in your subject area? Have you thought about publishing or researching in sociology? Have you used FoR 1608 (Sociology)? THIS DAY IS FOR YOU.

  • 4th October, 2016

    Through the looking glass: Austerity and the left in Britain

    In this seminar Professor Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield and University of Queensland) will look at the role and legacy of the left in Britain, and the current political climate.

  • 13th October, 2016

    Morality politics in the European Parliament: An Analysis of MEPs’ Vote on Abortion and Embryonic Stem Cell Research (1998-2013)

    This seminar presents the research of Dr Caroline Close (Université Libre de Bruxelles CEVIPOL) which examines how the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) vote on morality issues, i.e. issues that are framed in terms of (religious) values.

  • 27th October, 2016

    Hidden Agendas: The Dark Side of Public Policy

    This presented by Professor Allan McConnell this seminar provides a novel heuristic to help analysts approach this important but grossly under-researched topic of hidden political agendas. After tackling difficult methodological issues surrounding how we research the 'hidden', it addresses issues such as who hides? What do they hide? What tools/ techniques are used to hide?