Events from 23 April, 2018

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  • 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.

  • 4th May, 2018

    Sydney Ideas | Unpacking privilege

    Join us for a discussion around privilege, oppression and inequity in society today, where our panellists will attempt to answer the important question - what is privilege? Who has it, and who doesn't?

  • 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. 

  • 17th May, 2018
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    SSPS HDR Social Event

    Join us at one of University of Sydney’s most popular spots for an enjoyable evening of socialising, gourmet pizza, and drinks. All new and returning HDR students are invited to join us, as well as HDR supervisors and coordinators.

  • 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.

  • 4th June, 2018

    Why we need to think about inequality and climate change

    This panel will bring together speakers who make the case for the necessity of seeing climate change and inequality as entwined challenges.

  • 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.