Events from 21 April, 2018

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  • 4th June, 2003 to 4th June, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Why we need to think about inequality and climate change together

    Climate change has the potential to significantly accelerate inequality. At the same time, rising inequality in Australia is making it harder to tackle climate change. This panel will bring together speakers including Professor David Schlosberg from Sydney Environment Institute who make the case for the necessity of seeing climate change and inequality as entwined challenges.

  • 6th March, 2018 to 29th May, 2018
    11:45pm - 1:30pm

    Electoral Integrity Project Lunchtime Research Seminars

    The Electoral Integrity Project lunchtime seminar series welcomes leading scholars from Australia and around the world to present papers on electoral integrity in Semester 1, 2018. The seminars are designed for presenters to gather feedback on unpublished work in progress. Presentations will be followed by interactive Q&A with the audience.

  • 26th April, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium | To Arms or to the Streets? State Inclusion and Religious Uprisings

    Why do some religious groups resist states with nonviolent means, whereas others take up arms or remain passive? In this seminar, Associate Professor Charles Butcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology will use a formal decision model to examine the relationships between state includsion and religious uprisings.

  • 27th April, 2018
    12noon - 1:30pm

    LCT Centre Roundtable: Elena Lambrinos on Ballet Education

    "Precision and Perfection: Teaching legitimate knowledge and knowers in ballet" LCT Centre postgraduate Elena Lambrinos explores Legitimation Code theory in relation to ballet education. 

  • 1st May, 2018
    04:00 - 5:30pm

    PE Seminar Series | "At the length truth will out" (hopefully): The reception of Henryk Grossman's crisis theory

    Henryk Grossman recovered Marx's theory of economic crisis, based on the tendency for the rate of profit to fall, in his best known work, The Law of Accumulation and Breakdown of the Capitalist System, published in 1929. Dr Rick Kuhn's paper considers the adequacy of Grossman's arguments and those of his critics, as well as the circumstances which have favoured their persistence.

  • 4th May, 2018

    Sydney Ideas | Unpacking privilege

    Join us for a discussion around privilege, oppression and inequity in society today, where our panellists will attempt to answer the important question - what is privilege? Who has it, and who doesn't?

  • 8th May, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Ocean’s Forms: Process, Structure, and Imagination at Sea

    Void. Mirror. Sanctuary. Habitat. Drowned Earth. Saltwater country. These represent a tiny fraction of the ideas and images the ocean has been seen to express. This Sydney Ideas seminar will gather insights from philosophy, marine geoscience, art, and literature to explore how different ways of knowing the sea have informed one another, and how they might inform one another in the future.

  • 9th May, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Varieties of Empathy, Joy and Wonder in Animal Ethics

    Empathy, joy and wonder are emotions often lacking from how other animals are defined and treated. Within the cultural politics of emotion in general, they tend to be similarly marginalised. This talk by guest speaker Elisa Aaltola explores such politics in the context of attitudes toward animals, and suggests that the emotions of empathy, join, and wonder offer a viable and vital foundation for anew animal ethic.

  • 10th May, 2018
    1:00pm - 2:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | The Social Nature of Partisan Identity

    There is growing evidence that partisanship is a powerful social identity in both US and Western Europe democracies. In this seminar, Professor Lonie Huddy from Stony Brook University will look at the pros and cons of Partisan identity, and  explore the conditions under which partisan animosity can be ameliorated without undermining strong partisan identities. 

  • 10th May, 2018
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | 'Creativity and performance in the repatriation of King Ng:tja'

    In this seminar, Dr Kirsty Gillespie explores the various elements created for ceremonies to repatriate an ancestor through elements of painting, music, and smoking practices.