News and Events
Ahead of the Federal Election, a group of leading academics (including SSPS' Prof Danielle Celermajer) have released a new audit questioning what the Coalition, the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and the Australian Greens are doing to address poverty in Australia and beyond.
As the world mourns the tragic loss of 50 lives, how can we answer the questions around homophobia and mental health raised by the Orlando shooting? Dr Christopher Neff appeared on ABC’s The Drum to discuss the complex debate.
According to recent reports, 1.2 million Australians regularly struggle to put good, healthy food on the table. In his latest article for the SSPS Review, Luke Craven looks at the important of how we frame social problems, and the way in which this shapes how policymakers and the public at large perceive its causes and consequences.
Where can a Master of Political Economy take you? Meet Felicity, she runs the Labour Environment Action Network, and has played a key role in stopping Hinchinbrook from being overdeveloped, as well as helping Australia deliver its Kyoto Protocol.
Congratulations to CPACS Visiting Scholar Patricia Garcia who has been awarded the Officer of the Order of Australia for her extensive humanitarian work.
How would you turn Sydney into a first tier city? Apply now for the Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship worth $10,000 a year, open to first and second-year undergraduate students.
International Peoples Tribunal on the Nuclear Powers and the Destruction of Human Civilisation, July 6-8 2016:: call for volunteers
We are calling for volunteers (student and other) to undertake several jobs to assist with the Tribunal.
The photo gallery of the 2016 School Prizes Ceremony, which celebrates the oustanding results of our undergraduate and postgraduate students, is now available online!
The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies is currently offering $5000 partial scholarships for a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies.
2016 School magazine is out![22 June 2016]
The SSPS Review showcases the latest achievements from our staff, students, and alumni. This edition is full of research into health security, the importance of climate change policy, a look at food poverty which affects 1.2 million Australians every year, and the issues faced by children born during wartime to foreign servicemen, plus much more.
Pre-election web tool helps voters get up to speed[14 June 2016]
Prof Ariadne Vromen and A/Prof Anika Gauja are contributing to an online tool which allows Australians to assess their political leanings against the major parties' positions on key themes, in the lead-up to the July 2 Federal Election.
Development studies[14 June 2016]
Confront the challenges in achieving sustainable economic development on a local, national and global scale through the Master of Development Studies.
Experts urge reform of work, care and family policies[13 June 2016]
Our researchers contribute to calls for urgent policy change to reflect demographic and workplace shifts and represent growing numbers of workers who have care responsibilities.
Workplace policies must reflect 21st century realities[10 June 2016]
Work and care policy needs to reflect research evidence, writes Dr Elizabeth Hill.
Peace and Conflict Studies[30 May 2016]
Prepare for the intellectual and practical challenges of a career in peace building with the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies.
Missed Yanis Varoufakis' guest lecture last week? Images and video footage of his talk on Political Economy as the social sciences' "red pill" are now available to view.
The Great White Lie - Chris Neff on Shark Attacks[23 May 2016]
From bigger boats to greater voices, it seems we are transfixed by a perceived threat of sharks on our shores. But as the numbers tells us, we are more likely to be struck by lightning than being taken by a shark. Tom St John writes about Dr Christopher Neff's Sydney Writers Festival talk, which looks at why shark bites enrapture the attention of politicians and the public – and what this tells us about the wider world of public policy.
Yanis Varoufakis: Living as an Outsider[23 May 2016]
From his “very recent and very short” political career, it is clear that Varoufakis is a man with very strong opinions. The strength of his convictions generally garner a similar response in turn, hence his reputation as one of the more polarising figures in international politics. Tom St John writers about Yanis Varoufakis' public lecture on the European political crisis for the Sydney Writers Festival.
Dr Megan Mackenzie - Women in the Military[23 May 2016]
Platoon, Blackhawk Down, Full Metal Jacket, and American Sniper - Hollywood has a long tradition of hyper-masculinity in film. It’s in this fetishised world of fraternal loyalty and physical courage, argues University of Sydney lecturer Dr Megan Mackenzie, that we form and perpetuate the myth that women don’t belong in the armed forces.
Congratulations to Pippa Norris and the Electoral Integrity Project, which has been awarded the 2016 Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University!
If popularity trumps security[5 May 2016]
What if Trump continued to defy all expectations and was elected to be the 45th president of the US? In particular, what kind of foreign policy could be expected from Trump and what would be the security implications of that policy? Colin Wight write in Security Solutions Magazine.
Thinking of postgraduate study? Equip yourself with the analytical and critical skills for understanding contemporary real-world problems through our Postgraduate Program. See what our students and alumni have to say about their experience studying with us and the careers they've forged.
SSPS speakers among Sydney Writers Festival highlights[1 April 2016]
This year's Sydney Writers' Festival features a wide range of University staff, and alumni, including SSPS' Christopher Neff and Megan MacKenzie who will be talking about issues ranging from shark attacks to women in combat.