News and Events
During the month of September, the Sydney Democracy Network will be hosting a month-long carnival of talks, lectures, workshops, art and cinema probing and debating the latest scholarly thinking and formidable practical challenges facing democracy across the globe. Open to the general public, with contributions covering regions as diverse as the Asia Pacific, Europe and Antarctica, the Festival will feature such topics as journalism in the age of digital networks; the lack of public accountability of Australia’s extractive industries; corruption and political instability in China; and the future role of renewable energy resources and the future of democracy in the 21st century.
The annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association will meet from Sunday 28th September to Wednesday 1st October 2014 at the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
On 21st May 2014, the University of Chicago Centre for Latin American Studies hosted a forum in collaboration with the University of Sydney and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), entitled “Feeding the masses: China-Latin America agriculture connections through time.”
Best and the Brightest 2014[22 May 2014]
In May 2014 the Department's fifth annual Best and Brightest showcase for IVth Honours research was held at Parliament House.
New Book - Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell's Contribution to Political Economy[5 December 2013]
Last April the Department of Political Economy held a conference to celebrate the contribution of its Emeritus Professor Frank Stilwell. The speakers included an array of renowned heterodox economists and political activists from Australia and abroad. The topics included various aspects of economic policy, approaches to teaching, income inequality and social justice, regions and cities, and environmental issues.