Events from 25 May, 2015

  • Date
  • 25th May, 2015

    Gender, Migration and Domestic Work in Times of Crisis

    The Department of Sociology and Social Policy invites you to a seminar:’ Gender, Migration and Domestic Work in Times of Crisis’.

  • 25th May, 2015
    6 - 7.30 PM

    Nepal Earthquake Forum

    On 25 April, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Gorkha district Nepal, just west of the capital, Kathmandu. At least 8,000 people were killed in the earthquake. This Sydney Ideas event, coordinated by the University of Sydney’s School of Geosciences, will allow you to hear from three experts about the background and impacts of this disaster.

  • 27th May, 2015
    12.30 pm – 2.00 pm

    Beyond Lifestyle Politics in a Time of Crisis?: Comparing Young People’s Issue Agendas and Views on Inequality

    Contemporary research on young people and politics routinely portrays their political engagement as: individualized not collectivist; issues but not ideology driven; and post materialist instead of materialist. This shift towards ‘lifestyle politics’, often characterized as a ‘politics of choice’, is assumed to be universal for young people, rather than shaped by traditional social cleavages and structures.

  • 28th May, 2015
    4:00pm - 5.30pm

    Revolutions, Passive and Permanent

    The Department of Political Economy invites you to the last seminar in this semester, presented by Peter Thomas (Brunel University, UK). 

  • 1st June, 2015
    5.30 – 7.00pm

    Analysing Peace Journalism: a Critical Pragmatic Perspective

    Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies invites you to a seminar presented by Dr Shabbir Hussain:'Analysing Peace Journalism: a Critical Pragmatic Perspective'.

  • 3rd June, 2015
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Public Spending in Ancient Democratic Athens and Today

    This SDN Democracy Futures seminar analyses public spending in ancient democratic Athens.

  • 6th June, 2015
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong and the Future of China

    The aim of this forum is to examine the dynamics that triggered the emergence of the Umbrella Movement, to assess its social impact and political tactics and achievements, and to consider whether it can overcome the setbacks it has suffered to play a vital role in shaping not just the future of Hong Kong but political dynamics in mainland China as well. The forum is by invitation only.

  • 12th June, 2015
    6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Book Launch of Dr Sharon Quah’s ‘Perspectives on Marital Dissolution: Divorce Biographies in Singapore’

    Dr Sharon Quah from National University of Singapore is launching a new book ‘Perspectives on Marital Dissolution: Divorce  Biographies in Singapore’ in the University of Sydney. This book launch will start with Introduction of author and book by Associate Professor Catriona Elder from Department of Sociology, follow by author’s book reading, and close with a Q&A session.