Events from 25 March, 2017
29th March, 20176.00pm-7.30pm
Professor Minxin Pei, Claremont McKenna College examines China's crony capitalism as a result of the corruption in the post-Tiananmen era.
29th March, 201712:30pm - 2:00pm
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, 20172:30pm - 5:00pm
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, 20171-2pm
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, 201712:00pm - 1:30pm
This colloquium is an opportunity to learn about and discuss GIR visiting scholars Abrahamsen and Williams’ current book project.
10th April, 20176:00pm - 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, 201712:00pm - 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, 201712:30pm - 2:00pm
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, 20175:00pm - 7:30pm
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, 201712:30pm - 2:00pm
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.