Events from 30 May, 2015

  • Date
  • 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.

  • 23rd July, 2015

    Economic Sociology: State of Play and Fault Lines for Future Research

    The Department of Political Economy invites you to a forum on the topic of economic sociology.

    The case for economic sociology is stronger than ever. Internationally, there have been challenges to mainstream economic thought from the likes of Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century as well as a new defiance to neoliberal governmental practice in Europe, particularly in Greece and Spain.


  • 5th August, 2015

    2015 8th Annual Wheelwright Lecture in Political Economy

    The 8th Annual Wheelwright Lecture in Political Economy is coming on 5 August 2015. This year the Wheelwright Lecture will be given by Professor Erik Olin Wright (University of Wisconsin – Madison) who will be addressing issues linked to his projects on real utopias and understanding class.