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The 2014 Annual Conference of the Australian Political Studies Association is meeting from Sunday 29th September until Wednesday 1st October 2014 in the New Law School at the University of Sydney.
The Sydney Democracy Network (SDN) invites you to the second annual Festival of Democracy, hosted at the University of Sydney from the 24th to the 27th of September. Four full days of talks, debates, workshops, art and cinema will focus on the formidable practical challenges confronting democracy across the globe. SDN invites the general public to join the discussion on a range of tough issues: disaffection with political parties and the democratic process; the lack of public accountability of Australia’s extractive industries; corruption and political instability in China; the crisis in representative democracy; how democracy functions in the face of economic and social inequality; and the rise of anti-democratic regimes. Speakers and sessions will cover regions as diverse as the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.
Arooma Gul, an MHRD Alumni from the second batch (2010 – 2011) was awarded second prize in the Global Campus of Human Rights and Democratisation Photography Competition "Visualising Democracy". Her photo, "Sheepish" explores the reality of life of international labor migrants in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
MHRD Alumni Mariah Grant has authored an article for international news wire, Reuters. Mariah, who studied with the program in 2010-2011, is currently living and working in Thailand with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women's International Secretariat.