Events from 25 March, 2017

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  • 29th March, 2017

    The Origins and Dynamics of Crony Capitalism in China

    Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College examines China's crony capitalism as a result of the corruption in the post-Tiananmen era.

  • 29th March, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Democracy Futures | Post-Truth and the Unfinished Communications Revolution

    In this seminar, John Keane, co-founder of the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN) and Professor of Politics, will talk about why the unfinished revolution of communication is dogged by decadent counter-trends including the drift towards ‘post-truth', and discuss the lingering doubts of relevant critics.

  • 31st March, 2017
    2:30pm - 5:00pm

    Book discussion with Aihwa Ong - Fungible Life: Experiment in the Asian City of Life

    Join the  discussion with Aihwa Ong about her book Fungible Life, in which she explores the dynamic world of cutting-edge bioscience research in the Asian city.

  • 6th April, 2017

    Non-ARC Research Funding Seminar

    The Department of Political Economy is organising a seminar, open to all researchers from SSPS, FASS and beyond, on the topic of raising research funding outside of the ARC. The seminar will be led by Dr Phillip Toner, an Honorary Associate in Political Economy with significant experience in externally funded research. Professor Ariadne Vromen, FASS Director of Research Development for Social Sciences, Dr James Young, SSPS Research Support Officer, and other research staff will also be present to detail university support. All are welcome.

  • 6th April, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | Security, Power and Struggles for the “Soul" of Development

    This colloquium is an opportunity to learn about and discuss GIR visiting scholars Abrahamsen and Williams’ current book project.

  • 10th April, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Sydney Ideas | A Most Enterprising Country: How the surprising business acumen of North Korea lets it survive

    In this talk, Associate Professor Justin Hastings, of the University of Sydney, explores the puzzle of how the most politically isolated state in the world nonetheless sustains itself in large part by international trade and integration into the global economy.

  • 10th April, 2017
    12:00pm - 2:00pm

    SSP Seminar Series | Speaking back to ‘Advancement’: Engaging in critical policy analysis with Aboriginal community-run organisations in Western Sydney

    In this seminar, Alexander Page (PhD student in Department of Sociology and Social Policy) will talk about the top-down Indigenous Advancement Strategy implemented by the Commonwealth government in 2014. By analysing the impacts on Indigenous community-run organisations due to lack of consultation pior to implementation, and neglecting demands to alter these arrangements, Alexander argues that listening to the voices of Indigenous service delivery professionals affected is vital to transforming the state-sector relationship in Australia.

  • 12th April, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Democracy Futures | The Spirit of Democracy

    Sofia Näsström, Associate Professor from Uppsala University, will be presenting in this seminar. Sofia argues against the common interpretation of modern democracy which falls back on a sovereign people. She will then discusses the unique spirit that combines the features of government animation and principle of emancipation, and how it could be evived to meet new political crises.

  • 12th April, 2017
    5:00pm - 7:30pm

    Trapped In/ Pushed Out: Border Politics in the US and Australia

    From building walls, to stopping boats, to attempts to ‘trade’ refugees between countries, are we absolving rich countries of their international refugee obligations, and shifting the burden to poorer countries? Our panel examines the current policies of the United States and Australia.

  • 26th April, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Democracy Futures | China’s War on the Past; History in the People’s Republic of Amnesia

    In this seminar, guest speaker Louisa LimSenior (Lecturer of Audio-Visual Journalism at the University of Melbourne), will discuss Chinese Communist party's radical efforts to tighten its control over history since 2012. Using historical cases in 1989, Louisa examines the cost of remembering in a society where amnesia is, and looks at the efforts required to persist with this policy in the digital age.