Events from 29 April, 2017
9th May, 20176:00pm - 7:30pm
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, 201712:00pm - 1:30pm
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, 201712:00pm - 2:00pm
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, 201710:00am - 12:00pm
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.
29th June, 2017 to 30th June, 201709:00am - 05:00pm
The workshop aims to adopt a new approach to the figure of the citizen by exploring both its emergence and disappearance in our era of rightlessness, mobility and depoliticisation. We situate these figures side by side in a dynamic that is reshaping citizenship and democracy within/between borders.
11th August, 2017 to 12th August, 20171-5:30pm on 11th, 9.00am-12.30pm on 12th
Join us for 'The Politics of Trump', a forum featuring over thirty academics from the Department of Government and International Relations, who will discuss the various issues raised by the election of President Donald Trump.