Events from 11 February, 2016

  • Date
  • 18th February, 2016 to 19th February, 2016

    Singapore Governance: Reform Without Democratisation

    The People’s Action Party (PAP) has governed for nearly 60 years, but its political legitimacy and governance record, strongly tied to the delivery of material and social goods, has been subjected to considerable challenge.

    The workshop will investigate the pressures on Singapore’s governance model, focusing on a list of themes/questions.

  • 24th February, 2016
    6:00 - 7:30pm

    Is Demoncracy in Poland in Danger?

    A recent series of controversial moves by the new Polish Government, especially the weakening of the Constitutional Tribunal and subjecting the public media to ministerial appointments and supervision, have triggered mass protests in Poland and concerns among EU officials. Professor Jan Pakulski will analyse these developments in the broader context of the rapid economic development, new social divisions, and the polarisation within the Polish political elite combined with electoral re-alignment.

  • 29th February, 2016
    2:00 - 4:00pm

    Multiculturalism and it Discontents in the Netherlands

    The Department of Sociology and Social Policy invites you to a special seminar with Dr Geert de Vries from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College. He will be talking on 'Multiculturalism and it Discontents in the Netherlands'. 

  • 3rd March, 2016

    Energy Security, Environmental Angst, and Japan’s Evolving Developmental State

    The Department of Government and International Relations invites you to a seminar with Professor Brian Woodall from Georgia Institute of Technology. He will talk about 'Energy Security, Environmental Angst, and Japan’s Evolving Developmental State'.

  • 9th March, 2016

    TurnitIN & Blackboard workshop

    Dr Jennifer Dowling from FASS e-Learning will be providing a very quick refresher on Blackboard and Turnitin — in light of the new policy requirements — followed by a Q&A discussion.

  • 9th March, 2016
    6:00 - 7:30pm

    China, Tibet and the Colonial Question

    Join Associate Professor Dibyesh Anand in the insight of China's rule over Tibetans, and discuss the colonial and imperial questions.

  • 13th April, 2016
    3.00pm - 4.00pm

    Navigating in a Fog: Plotting a Marxist Political Economy

    To celebrate his retirement from the University of Sydney, Professor Dick Bryan from the Department of Political Economy will present a lecture on 'Navigating in a Fog: Plotting a Marxist Political Economy', followed by drinks and canapes.

  • 14th April, 2016
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Epistemologies of the South: Mapping new directions in Australian social sciences

    Convened by Raewyn Connell and Fran Collyer, this workshop will foster connections among Australian researchers, and with colleagues from Brazil and South Africa. Across the day, there will be discussion about current and future possibilities for research and collaboration on social and political sciences.