Events from 27 April, 2015
28th April, 20156.30pm-8.00pm
29th April, 201512.30-2.00pm
29th April, 20154:30pm-6:30pm
Applying a Constructivist Informed Ethic to assess the Liberal State’s Response to the Syrian Crisis: A Preliminary Step
The department of Government and International Relations invites you to the departmental colloquium on April 29th 2015, followed by light refreshments and snacks.
29th April, 20153-5pm
SSPS and SOPHI are coming together to hold a Higher Degree Research Workshop for our students focusing on administrative processes.
30th April, 20154.00pm-5.30pm
The Department of Political Economy invites you to a seminar: ‘The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement: From Agrarian Reform to Post-Neoliberalism’.
4th May, 201512.30 - 2.00pm
4th May, 20154.00pm-6.30pm
"In the 1970s we had only 3 dreams: a watch, a wireless and a bicycle..."
Confused by the expurgated history they learned at school and the silence of their grandparents, China’s young people are making their way with three new dreams to guide them: the dream of the present, to make China rich and powerful, the dream of the future, to find a better life; and the almost-impossible dream of the past, the dream of meaningful existence.
China’s 3 Dreams takes us deep inside the present dilemmas and dreams of China’s people - without mediation from Western presenters or narrators. Featuring rare archive and extraordinary testimony from former Red Guards and Rebels, here is a powerful parable of China in the twenty-first century.
6th May, 20154:00-6:00pm
The department of Government and International Relations and Centre for International Security Studies invite you to the upcoming seminar: ‘Engaging North Korea’.
12th May, 20156:30pm - 9:30pm
The US Studies Centre together with Sydney Ideas and Seymour Centre presents a panel discussion following a performance of Grounded, a play by George Brant. Dr David Smith will moderate the panel discussion, which will explore the themes of Grounded with a discussion of the issues as they are happening now: as women take on increasingly prominent roles in war, has military culture changed to reflect this new reality? How has the use of drones, so popular in the United States but so hated elsewhere, affected the way the US fights wars? How do drone pilots cope - or fail to cope - with the huge ethical dilemmas they encounter in their jobs?
27th May, 201512.30 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.