Events from 4 May, 2016

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  • 5th May, 2016
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Why American Efforts at Nation-Building Usually Fail: Evidence from Iraq and the Post-Civil War Reconstruction of the U. S. South

    The Department of Government of International Relations is having Assoc. Prof. Robert Mickey from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor presenting in this seminar. 

  • 12th May, 2016
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Compassionate Policy Support: The Interplay of Empathy and Ideology

    Professor Stanley Feldman from Stony Brook University is joining the Department of Government and International Relations in this colloquium. He will be presenting on the topic of 'Compassionate Policy Support: The Interplay of Empathy and Ideology'.

  • 12th May, 2016
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Turkey Under the AKP

    The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has governed Turkey for more than a decade. How are the AKP’s state-led Islamisation and commitment towards creating a ‘devout generation’ located within the foundations established by the secular Kemalist Republic?

  • 19th May, 2016
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Analytic Activism

    If digital media has given rise to new forms of political campaigning, has the new media environment has also created space for new types of listening and measurement, or ‘analytic activism.’? Dave Karpf shares his research on important tactical and strategic innovations for advocacy organisations.

  • 20th May, 2016

    The Shark 'Attack' Myth

    From bigger boats to greater voices, it seems we are transfixed by a perceived threat of sharks on our shores. But as the numbers tells us, we are more likely to be struck by lightning than being taken by a shark. For this Sydney Writers Festival talk Dr Christopher Neff draws on his research in the United States, South Africa and Australia, to explain why shark bites enrapture the attention of politicians and the public – and what this tells us about the wider world of public policy.

  • 21st May, 2016

    Do Women Belong on the Frontline?

    Australia is one of the few countries in the world that allows its female soldiers to fight in combat roles. Can women be part of the band of brothers or do they slow male soldiers down and distract them from their jobs? In this talk for the Sydney Writers Festival, Megan MacKenzie explores these questions and myths about female soldiers, including those about physical standards, and chivalry, as well as the impact of motherhood on women’s ability to fight.

  • 25th May, 2016
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Exploring the implications of the 2016 Philippine elections

    The Philippines is the third largest economy, has the second largest population in the Southeast Asian region and is set to assume the chairmanship of ASEAN in 2017. We explore the implications of the currently unfolding 2016 Philippine elections on the democratic landscape in our region.

  • 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.