Events from 24 April, 2017

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  • 27th April, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | The First Political Order: Sex, Governance, and National Security

    The first political order in any society is the sexual political order. How do the character and structure of male:female relations within a society affect its prospects for peace and security? In this colloquium Professor Valarie Hudson (Texas A&M University) will present on her relevant research project funded by the Minerva Initiative of the US Department of Defense.

  • 27th April, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    SSPS HDR Welcome Reception

    SSPS HDR Students!

    Join us at one of University of Sydney's most popular spots for an enjoyable evening, meeting new and returning HDR students as well as HDR supervisors, coordinators, and the Head of School. Look forward to gourmet pizzas, cheeseboards and an open bar tab for the hour.

    Please RSVP by Thursday, 20 April

  • 27th April, 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Inaugural CISS Global Forum | Peace and Security Under Uncertainty (Public Event)

    Co-organised with Sydney Ideas, the inaugural CISS Global Forum this year will explore the topic of "Peace and Security Under Uncertainty" in a public forum event featuring a diverse group of leading international security scholars, who will address the topic from their own unique perspectives and research areas.

  • 9th May, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Eurovision and the European Project: A political guide to the song contest

    In this Sydney Ideas forum, Anika Gauja and Julia Zemiro take us behind the glitter and glamour to reveal what Eurovision can teach us about identity, power and conflict in Europe today.

  • 11th May, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Virtue, democracy and global governance

    In this colloquium, guest speaker Dr Catherine Goetze (University of Tasmania) will look at the selection processes for the highest offices in inter-governmental and in non-governmental organizations. She argues that underneath this declaratory open selection access is a socio-economic structure that gives decisive advantages to specific social categories at the expense of others.

  • 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.

  • 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.