Missed it live? Watch and listen to this year's talks and debates on the new, challenging and dangerous political trends facing all democracies today. The Festival will tackle pressing democratic questions including why race is still an easily ignitable issue, how to understand the global rise of populism and 'where to now' for our democracies in the context of global economic and political developments.
SDN is delighted to host Professor Minxin Pei of Claremont McKenna College, on a visit to the University of Sydney in March, 2017. During his time at the University, Minxin Pei will deliver a public lecture on crony capitalism in China with his insights from prosecuted cases of collusive corruption, on Wednesday 29 March.
Based with the University of Sydney, Ukraine Democracy Initiative (UDI) is a robust non-partisan and grassroots initiative founded by a group of experienced scholars and civic activists from Australia, Ukraine and abroad. We welcome Dr Olga Oleinikova as the new project coordinator.
Democracy Futures is an SDN series of public lectures with distinguished guests who examine the ideals and the workings of democracy from a wide range of perspectives. The topics for 2016 include: anarchism, civil religion, grassroots social justice, US decline and more…
The Democracy Futures project on The Conversation is a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The material published in this series aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century.