Events from 24 April, 2017

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  • 26th April, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Democracy Futures | China’s War on the Past; History in the People’s Republic of Amnesia

    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.

  • 27th April, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | Dreams of self-improvement in contemporary China

    How are “dreams” becoming a mode of governance and self-fashioning in contemporary China? In this seminar PhD student in Anthropology, Gil Hizi, will examine this question through his study of regimes of self-improvement, and more specifically - workshops in “soft skills”.

  • 27th April, 2017
    12:00pm - 1:30pm

    GIR Colloquium Series | The First Political Order: Sex, Governance, and National Security

    The first political order in any society is the sexual political order. How do the character and structure of male:female relations within a society affect its prospects for peace and security? In this colloquium Professor Valarie Hudson (Texas A&M University) will present on her relevant research project funded by the Minerva Initiative of the US Department of Defense.

  • 27th April, 2017
    5:00pm - 6:00pm

    SSPS HDR Welcome Reception

    SSPS HDR Students!

    Join us at one of University of Sydney's most popular spots for an enjoyable evening, meeting new and returning HDR students as well as HDR supervisors, coordinators, and the Head of School. Look forward to gourmet pizzas, cheeseboards and an open bar tab for the hour.

    Please RSVP by Thursday, 20 April

  • 27th April, 2017
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Inaugural CISS Global Forum | Peace and Security Under Uncertainty (Public Event)

    Co-organised with Sydney Ideas, the inaugural CISS Global Forum this year will explore the topic of "Peace and Security Under Uncertainty" in a public forum event featuring a diverse group of leading international security scholars, who will address the topic from their own unique perspectives and research areas.

  • 27th April, 2017
    4:00pm - 5:30pm

    PE Seminar Series | Ruling the Interregnum: Economic Ideas and Authority in Non-Hegemonic Times

    In this seminar, Rune Møller Stahl (visiting scholar in the Department of Political Economy) will present his paper invistigating the current state of economic theory and governance through the concept of interregnum.

  • 28th April, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Human Rights and the Rise of Islamophobia: academic responses in the age of populist anger and fear

    To officially launch The Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AIMMS) we invite you to a special presentation by Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and Professor Samina Yasmeen.

  • 9th May, 2017
    6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Eurovision and the European Project: A political guide to the song contest

    In this Sydney Ideas forum, Anika Gauja and Julia Zemiro take us behind the glitter and glamour to reveal what Eurovision can teach us about identity, power and conflict in Europe today.

  • 10th May, 2017
    12:30pm - 2:00pm

    Democracy Futures | Be Realistic: Demand the Impossible - the Legacy of May '68 for Thinking about Political Possibility Today

    This talk by Professor Simon Tormey examines the intellectual and political legacy of ‘68 and the emergence of concepts such as détournement, the spectacle and simulacra for describing communicative capitalism and the modes of resistance it enables.

  • 11th May, 2017
    3:00pm - 5:00pm

    ANTH Seminar Series | A sensory examination of tobacco violence

    In this seminar, guest speaker in Department of Anthropology, Associate Professor Simone Dennis from ANU, will present his research in tobacco violence. He is going to talk about auditory renderings of public participation made in smoky respirations, make a touching analysis of smoking in the family, consider miasmatic violence, and the nexus between taste and vision key to the violence made by Big Tobacco against the smoking person.