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The Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDHR) is a major new venture at the University of Sydney. It was launched in mid-2012 and aims to develop pioneering research, postgraduate training and public outreach initiatives that will have a long-term positive impact on academic and public life in Australia, the wider Asia and Pacific region and beyond. Building on the University's scholarly reputation and public profile for excellence in the social sciences, IDHR aspires to recognised leadership in research, postgraduate training and public policy discussion and intervention in all matters concerning the past, present and future of democracy and human rights, generously defined. Read more..
Dr Tim Soutphommasane has been awarded the prestigious NSW Premier's Literary Award (Community Relations Commission Award) for his book on multi-culturalism in Australia, Don't Go Back to Where You Came From.
The Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (IDHR) at the University of Sydney and representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama have agreed to host an on-campus lecture for students at the University of Sydney, in mid-June 2013. This will be the first engagement of the Dalai Lama during his Australian tour.
The University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is now open. These Fellowships allow outstanding researchers within 1-6 years of the award of their PhD to undertake research in any Department or School at the University of Sydney.
A new book by Associate Professor Allison Weir, published by Oxford University Press, 2013.
The 3rd Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences aims at promoting young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research. The two weeks program also creates an excellent basis for the advancement of their current research designs.
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