Events from 26 February, 2017
10th March, 20172.30pm-4.00pm
Leadership coups have become a frequent, if unwelcome, part of Australian politics in recent years. In his latest book, Disposable Leaders, Emeritus Professor Rodney Tiffen investigates the history and significance of this type of leadership merry-go-round for our democracy.
15th March, 201712:30pm - 2:00pm
In this seminar, Professor Adam Morton from Department of Political Economy will discuss the struggle between revolution and counter-revolution reflected in Russian works Conquered City and The Case of Comrade Tulayev, both of which address in different and connected ways the struggle for space, the spatial logistics of the state, and how the modern state organises space in Russia.
16th March, 20175.00pm - 6.30pm
Public Lecture | Social Transformation and Human Mobility: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Migration
In this lecture Professor Castles will draw on his ideas he has developed across his career, ideas about migration and change, racism and society, as well as globalism and precarity, in order to help make sense of the current events, but also to propose new ideas about the future of human mobility.
16th March, 20176.00pm-7.30pm
While the death of Hugo Chávez in 2013 shook the arguably-revolutionary social process which he led, the United Venezuelan Socialist Party (PSUV) remains a formidable force in national politics. But the right-wing opposition’s victory in the 2015 national assembly elections consolidated its return to electoral politics, showing that reports of the demise of the right Democratic Action (AD) party were somewhat exaggerated.
What are the social, political and economic features of this conservative restoration? What accounts for the increasing unpopularity of the Maduro presidency? Join our panel of established and emerging scholars to debate the Venezuelan conjuncture.
16th March, 20173:00pm - 5:00pm
ANTH Seminar Series | Digging the Well Deep: The Jewish “Ultra-Orthodox” Relationship with the Divine Explored through the Lifeworld of the Breslov Chasidic Community in Safed
Join the Department of Anthropology's first seminar with Zevic Mishor, who will explore the Jewish “Ultra-Orthodox” Relationship with the Divine Explored through the Lifeworld of the Breslov Chasidic Community in Safed.
17th March, 20178.30am - 5.30pm
Recently Professor Stephen Castles retired from his academic appointment at the University of Sydney. We are planning to celebrate the academic work of Stephen with a one and half day series of events in his honour.
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.
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.