News from the Department
The Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre (SAPMiC) at The University of Sydney invites researchers in migration and related studies to submit an abstract for this symposium by Monday 8th August, 2016.
World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Program opportunities for the Master of Health Security[1 July 2016]
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is pleased to announce a new World Health Organization (WHO) Internship Program opportunity for students enrolled in the Master of Health Security.
The voter paradox [1 July 2016]
Whatever the outcome of this election, hung parliaments and minority governments will increasingly be a feature of the Australian political landscape, writes Dr Peter Chen.
EIP Australian Voter Experience project [1 July 2016]
The Electoral Integrity Project launched this week the Australian Voter Experience project (AVE project). The study will collect high quality data to evaluate what Australians think of the voting experience following the 2016 Federal election.
Master of Public Policy[30 June 2016]
Brexit: what next for Britain, Australia and the world?[27 June 2016]
With Friday's historic referendum resulting in a call for Britain to leave the European Union, our experts explain what the change could mean for Europe, Australia and the rest of the world.
A survey of 600 Western Australians, conducted by Dr Christopher Neff and Dr Dr Tom Wynter, has found 75 percent of respondents support the West Australian government selecting non-lethal responses following shark bite incidents.
2016 School magazine is out![22 June 2016]
The SSPS Review showcases the latest achievements from our staff, students, and alumni. This edition is full of research into health security, the importance of climate change policy, a look at food poverty which affects 1.2 million Australians every year, and the issues faced by children born during wartime to foreign servicemen, plus much more.
How can we make sense of the Orlando shooting?[22 June 2016]
As the world mourns the tragic loss of 50 lives, how can we answer the questions around homophobia and mental health raised by the Orlando shooting? Dr Christopher Neff appeared on ABC’s The Drum to discuss the complex debate.
Taking the poverty out of 'food poverty'[22 June 2016]
According to recent reports, 1.2 million Australians regularly struggle to put good, healthy food on the table. In his latest article for the SSPS Review, Luke Craven looks at the important of how we frame social problems, and the way in which this shapes how policymakers and the public at large perceive its causes and consequences.
New book - Checkbook Elections [15 June 2016]
Professor Pippa Norris and Andrea Abel van Es' latest publication brings forth new concepts, theories and evidence to illuminate issues of political finance.
Pre-election web tool helps voters get up to speed[14 June 2016]
Prof Ariadne Vromen and A/Prof Anika Gauja are contributing to an online tool which allows Australians to assess their political leanings against the major parties' positions on key themes, in the lead-up to the July 2 Federal Election.
International Peoples Tribunal on the Nuclear Powers and the Destruction of Human Civilisation, July 6-8 2016:: call for volunteers[14 June 2016]
We are calling for volunteers (student and other) to undertake several jobs to assist with the Tribunal.
Prizes ceremony photo gallery[14 June 2016]
The photo gallery of the 2016 School Prizes Ceremony, which celebrates the oustanding results of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, is now available online!
ESRC GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY WORKSHOP: 'Examining the role of the private sector in health-related humanitarian response'[7 December 2015]
The entry of for-profit organisations in health-related humanitarian response has been a relatively new phenomenon, but the move towards what some have described as the “privatization” of humanitarian response has been observed across multiple humanitarian-related areas and activities, particularly in the areas of medical aid, surveillance and logistics. Visit this post to watch the individual video presentations from the ESRC Public Lecture.