Events from 21 October, 2017

  • Date
  • 23rd October, 2017

    Sydney Ideas - Demarchy for better public policy

    Democracy depends on sound public opinion about the major issues of the day. Today these issues are of unprecedented complexity and difficulty, requiring serious deliberation and decision making, and the need to move beyond the factional struggles and attempts to win over key parcels of votes we see dominating politics today.

  • 26th October, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Understanding post-War Jewish refugee migration through the First Holocaust Songbook

    In the concentration camps and ghettos of Nazi-occupied Europe, Jews wrote songs to maintain a sense of dignity in the face of relentless dehumanisation, pass the time, and satirise the enemy. In this seminar, Dr Anna Boucher (Government & IR) and Dr Joseph Toltz (Sydney Conservatorium Of Music) will analyse and perform several of the songs from the First Holocaust Songbook. The seminar also draws upon original archival research in Yad Vashem, and interviews conducted with remaining song authors and their descendants in Israel to trace the post-World War Two emigration of European’s Holocaust survivors.

  • 2nd November, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium | The political logic of the developmental state: Korea and Taiwan's smart grids strategy

    Guest speaker Dr Sun-Young Kim from Macquarie University will be presenting in this colloquium. Dr Kim will look at the fast growing high-tech industry in East Asian countries based on smart grids and the political logic behind this development strategy.

  • 9th November, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium | How to be a successful general: military decision-making in the 21st century

    Command has long been a major concern for military historians and security studies scholars. In this colloquium, Professor Anthony King from the University of Warwick will analyse the transformation of command from a relatively individualised system to a increasingly collectivised system in the 21st century. Professor King will focus on a decision making method called the 'Decision Point', which aims to assit the general in increasing the tempo and accuracy of decision making in a complex environment. Implications of this method for organisations and political power will also be discussed.

  • 16th February, 2018 to 17th February, 2018

    2nd Australian Political Theory and Philosophy Conference 2018

    The University of Sydney is proud to host the 2nd Annual Australian Political Theory and Philosophy Conference, on 16-17th February, 2018.