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  • Podcast | The rise of authoritarianism[6 April 2018]

    Authoritarian populists have disrupted politics in many societies, as seen in the U.S. and the UK, and entered government in states as diverse as Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and Switzerland.

    In the latest Sydney Ideas podcast, leading scholars Professor Pippa Norris and Professor John Keane discuss their new books and the power of populist authoritarianism around the world.


  • Scholarship open for 2018 OECD Paris Forum[23 March 2018]

    Applications are now open to represent Australia at the OECD Forum in Paris with our Global Voices scholarship. Join youth representatives from around Australia to meet with leaders and experts in international relations, economics, trade and development. Applications close Monday, 16 April.


  • How America fell behind the world on immigration[23 March 2018]

    The United States used to be an innovator. Now, the country's handling of immigrants is an international exception - and an economic drag. Dr Anna Boucher's latest collaborative research on changing immigration trends features in Politico. Read more


  • Sydney Writers' Festival program announced![19 March 2018]

    The 2018 Sydney Writers' Festival will feature 5 academics from the School of Social and Political Sciences, alongside numerous Australian authors, public figures, and international guests. This year's theme, 'power', will combine ideas of sex, money, politics and identity with the importance of literature and vigorous public debate.


  • Women of SSPS[8 March 2018]

    International Women’s Day seeks to celebrate women’s achievements, as well as act as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress. We caught up with five female researchers from the School of Social and Political Sciences to find out what ‘progress’ means to them in their respective fields.