Events from 29 May, 2017

  • Date
  • 30th May, 2017
  • 31st May, 2017
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    SSPS HDR Ethics Seminar

    The approach to ethics in research currently does not fully understand or incorporate the changes in the dynamical synthetic ecology in which our systems actually operate. This has been made even more complex and potentially uncertain and unstable through the levels of socio-info/techno connectivity we now enjoy compared to three decades ago. Our decisions and solutions are often deeply entangled in ways that it is almost impossible to measure (Atkinson 2010). This short talk will look at the place of ethics in our rapidly changing world and the indivisibility between ethics and technology, as we enter the Quantum Age.


  • 31st May, 2017
    1:30pm - 2:30pm

    PE Seminar Series | Trumpism, Critical Elections and Stages of Capitalism

    Terry McDonough, New Honorary Associate in Department of Political Economy, will present in this seminar. He will talk about 2016 Trump election and the impact on economic system.

  • 2nd June, 2017
    2:00pm - 4:00pm

    Acts Against Nature: Biology, Queer, Negativity

    This seminar will have Professor Elizabeth Wilson from Emory University, USA presenting. She will talk about alliances between biology and feminism, and the possible implications.

  • 7th June, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Democracy Futures | Quantum: The Next Permanent Revolution?

    Professor James Der Derian (Michael Hintze Chair of International Security Studies and Director of the Centre for International Security Studies) will talk about the chequered past of permanent revolution, and discuss how this idea could help us anticipate and understand what might possibly come with the next great transformation.

  • 22nd June, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Book Launch | Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant

    In this book launch co-organised by Sydney University Research Community for Latin America and SSPS, Dr. Sean W. Burges from The Australian National University will present his new book Brazil in the World: The international relations of a South American giant.

  • 27th June, 2017

    The Biopolitics of Epigenetics Symposium

    One of the most significant developments in the biosciences today is groundbreaking research in the so-called “new biologies”. This one-day symposium will focus on the most auspicious science in postgenomics: epigenetics. Experts in the social study of epigenetics have been invited to discuss the uses, implementation, and politics of epigenetic knowledge in society, policy, and law.

  • 29th June, 2017 to 30th June, 2017
    09:00am - 05:00pm

    The figure of the citizen in times of crisis: Disappearing, emerging and reimagined

    The workshop aims to adopt a new approach to the figure of the citizen by exploring both its emergence and disappearance in our era of rightlessness, mobility and depoliticisation. We situate these figures side by side in a dynamic that is reshaping citizenship and democracy within/between borders.

  • 3rd July, 2017 to 7th July, 2017


    The LCT Centre for Knowledge-Building will host the Second International Legitimation Code Theory conference (LCTC2) 3-7 July 2017, bringing together multidisciplinary researchers, practitioners and students from all over the world.

  • 28th July, 2017 to 29th July, 2017
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    BDS: driving global justice for Palestine conference

    The Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, Sydney University Staff for BDS, and a range of pro-Palestinian organisations including the Australia Palestine Advocacy network (APAN) are calling on supporters of Palestine justice, both activists and researchers, to participate in a two-day conference.