Events from 26 September, 2016

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  • 26th September, 2016 to 27th September, 2016

    Thailand in Comparative Perspective: An International Symposium

    The University of Sydney will host a two-day international symposium on the theme of Thailand in Comparative Perspective to promote the sharing of ideas and insights on the comparative outlook of recent developments in Thailand from a diverse bodies of knowledge in the social sciences and humanities.

  • 28th September, 2016
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    Field of Research (FoR) 1608 Jamboree (Sociology)

    Are you a University of Sydney academic or research student who is interested in the impact of society in your subject area? Have you thought about publishing or researching in sociology? Have you used FoR 1608 (Sociology)? THIS DAY IS FOR YOU.

  • 28th September, 2016
    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Clusters of development and democratisation: militarist, socialist, and colonial legacies across Southeast Asia

    The presentation offers a new theorisation and categorisation of Southeast Asian polities that have pursued rapid development through integration with a regional economy jointly dominated by American, British, Chinese, and Japanese power and capital.

  • 29th September, 2016

    Diasporas, Dual Loyalties, and Suspect Minorities: The Jewish Case

    In this seminar, Professor Morton Weinfeld (McGill University) will discuss issues with minority communities in liberal democracies with reference to the iconic Jewish case, as well as wartime victimization of Japanese, German, and Italian Canadians.

  • 29th September, 2016 to 30th September, 2016

    Making Waste: Reuse, Repurpose and Reduce?

    This two-day workshop focuses on the everyday material practices that are changing how we understand waste — as a concept, as an object and as a dynamic process of circulation, transformation and revalorisation. It takes as its starting point the fact that the way we manage waste is at the heart of environmental challenges and the development of more sustainable futures.

  • 30th September, 2016

    SSPS Postgraduate Research Day

    Join us for presentations by over twenty top postgraduate researchers across the School of Social and Political Sciences.

  • 4th October, 2016

    Through the looking glass: Austerity and the left in Britain

    In this seminar Professor Andrew Hindmoor (University of Sheffield and University of Queensland) will look at the role and legacy of the left in Britain, and the current political climate.

  • 5th October, 2016
    5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Who’s packing your lunchbox?: Eating at School and Work

    The food environment we experience most is not at home; it is the one we find in and around the places we work or study. Food courts, vending machines, corner stores and school canteens present a wide range of options for those of us eating on the run in the city. Unfortunately, our lunchtime decisions sometimes lead us to quick and efficient fast-food choices that weaken our performance for the rest of the day. To what extent should school administrators and employers be responsible for creating healthy food spaces or it is up to you – or mum – to pack a healthy lunchbox?

  • 5th October, 2016
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    SDN Democracy Futures | Podemos: a new beginning for progressive politics – or dead end?

    The Spanish political movement Podemos rose to prominence in the elections to the European Union Parliament in May 2014. Their discourse of ‘the people’ against ‘la casta’ of the established parties and institutions resonated with Spanish citizens in the aftermath of the economic crisis and the 15M movement. Since 2014, they have built up the organisational structure of the party and did well in the 2015 local and regional elections.

    However, the re-run of the general election in June this year was a disappointment. Podemos has gone from defining a clear opposition between the people and la casta to representing themselves as the defenders of social democracy. Gradually, the organisation has also become more top-down. Lasse and Simon will discuss the changes in Podemos’ discourse and the possible lessons from their successes and failures.ABC Radio National

  • 5th October, 2016

    Preparing for ARC Success

    Prof. Michele Ford, a member of the ARC College of Experts Social, Behavioural and Economic Panel, will be providing targeted advice for applicants to the ARC.