2010 News and Events

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SSPS Awarded Australian Research Council Future Fellowships

18 November 2010

Colleagues from Sociology and Social Policy have scored three of the 21 Future Fellowships awarded to the University of Sydney. Congratulations to Dr Adrian Hearn, Dr Melinda Cooper and Professor Catherine Waldby. Together they were awarded $2,020,426.

See a full list of University of Sydney recipients here.

Global recognition for Master of International Studies program

8 November 2010


Sydney Ideas - Farewell to Social Democracy?

Thursday 2 December 2010
New Law School Foyer
University of Sydney


Contesting Neoliberalism and its Future

Thursday 2 – Friday 3 December 2010
Women’s College
University of Sydney


Double Vision Keynote Address

5.45pm, Thursday 25 November 2010
New Law Building, Room 026


Double Vision: Biennial Australian Studies Conference

Thursday 25 – Friday 26 November 2010
New Law School
University of Sydney


The 2010 E.L. ‘Ted’ Wheelwright Memorial Lecture

Each year the Department of Political Economy holds a public lecture in honour of Ted Wheelwright. Ted Wheelwright (1921 – 2007), was one of the great contributors to Australian political economy. He was a significant figure in Australian labour history too, working in tandem with Ken Buckley, who died in 2006. Ken and Ted wrote two volumes of Australian history from a labour perspective and edited five volumes of Essays in the Political Economy of Australian Capitalism

In 2010 we welcome Professor Fred Block, University of California, who will present:

Re-Inventing Social Democracy for the Twenty First Century

Admission free. Refreshments afterwards at the Wentworth Building

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Markets and Society Research Network Inaugural Symposium: Contesting Markets

Thursday 30 September – Friday 1 October 2010
New Law School
University of Sydney


Australian Anthropological Society Annual Conference: Anthropology and the Community to Come

Thursday 23 – Friday 24 September 2010
Deakin University
Waterfront Campus

Research Grants Awarded to SSPS Staff

16 August 2010

Earlier this year Department of Anthropology lecturer Dr Erin Taylor, along with Dr Heather Horst from University of California Humanities Research Institute, was awarded US$15,000 by the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California (Irvine) for a joint project ‘Mobiles, Migrants and Money: A Study of Mobility at the Haiti-Dominican Republic Border’. The Gates Foundation has recently awarded the IMTFI another US$44,000 specifically for Erin and Heather to expand the project as part of a US$10million investment in the development of mobile banking in Haiti.

And congratulations to Associate Professor Lily Rahim (Government & IR) who has been awarded $21,600 toward her ongoing research project Reclaiming Gender Equality in Islam: Shariah reform in Australia and Malaysia, by the Australia-Malaysia Institute.


Human Rights and Development Seminar Series

Friday 13 August 2010
New Law School Lecture Theatre 020
University of Sydney
9:00am – 10:00am

Sociology and Social Policy Honorary Associate Appointed Editor of International Sociology

2 August 2010

Professor Christine Inglis, will be the Editor of International Sociology one of the two journals of the International Sociological Association, from August 2010.
Professor Inglis is the Director of the Multicultural & Migration Research Centre at the University of Sydney and since 1986 has been active in the International Sociological Association, being on the boards of its Research Committee 05 on Race Ethnic and Minority Relations along with holding the positions of President, Vice-President and Secretary. In 1992 Inglis became the first Australian elected to the ISA’s Executive Committee and in 1998 the first Australian to be elected as Vice-President, Publications.

Semester 2 Department Seminar Programs Now Available

26 July 2010

SSPS Appoints Leading Professors in the Disciplines of Politics and International Relations

26 July 2010

We are delighted to announce the following professorial appointments in the Department of Government & International Relations: Professor Colin Wight joins us from Exeter University where he is Professor of International Relations. Colin has interests in IR theory, critical realism and the philosophy of social science. He is editor of the European Journal of International Relations, which is A* and a top three journal globally in ISA rankings.

Professor David Schlosberg will be joining SSPS from Northern Arizona University. David is an environmental political theorist with interests in political mobilisation and social movements.

We very much look forward to welcoming these colleagues alongside our other new professorial recruits in the discipline of Politics and IR, Visiting Professor Pippa Norris, who is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and from University of Westminster, Professor of Political Theory, John Keane.


The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the School of Social and Political Sciences and the Institute for Social Sciences, University of Sydney present: The Hybridized State: Past, Present, Future

Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 July 2010
Darlington Boardroom
Institute Building
University of Sydney

How do academics manage the realities of the academic world?


International Peace Research Association Conference: Communicating Peace

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 July 2010
Footbridge Theatre
University of Sydney


Turning the Tide: Anthropology for Native Title in South-East Australia

Wednesday 1 – Thursday 2 July 2010
Darlington Centre
City Road
University of Sydney

The Department of Anthropology is co-hosting with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies an important ‘first’ – a workshop designed specifically for anthropologists working in native title contexts of south-eastern Australia.

Anthropologists from universities, government arenas, native title representative bodies, and independent consultants will meet over two days to discuss issues specific to this region and develop strategic approaches. The department hopes this initiative will become one of a series that can provide a collegial network for ongoing support for anthropologists working on native title in this region.
A Research Monograph based on presentations and discussions is expected later in the year.

For further information, contact Dr Gaynor Macdonald


Chakma King to visit Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Wednesday 30 June 2010
Mackie Building K01
University of Sydney
10:30am – 11:30am

‘The Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Process: Lessons for Peace Building and Accord Implementation’

His Highness Raja Devasish Roy is the chief of the Chakma Administrative Circle and the traditional raja of the ethnic Chakma community, which lives mostly in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) as well as India and Burma. He trained as a barrister, is a human rights and indigenous rights advocate, an advocate for sustainable environment and biodiversity and has been recently appointed as the Indigenous Expert Member from Asia at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for 2011 – 2013.

All are welcome.
CPACS Contact: Dr Lynda-ann Blanchard