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Social Sciences at the University of Sydney ranked first place in Australasia, and 24th in the world
Social Sciences at the University of Sydney ranked in first place in Australasia ahead of the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland and the Australian National University, and 24 in the world by the highly respected U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings. See also here.
The 2014 Wheelwright lecture in Political Economy at Sydney University was held on Wednesday 3 September. Named after the pioneering Australian political economist Ted Wheelwright, this prestigious annual event was initiated in 2008.
Professor Catherine Waldby (Sociology and Social Policy), is a CI on a newly awarded NHMRC grant, which brings together expertise from across the University to research the regulation of biobanks.
Ebola and health diplomacy[1 October 2014]
CISS Professor Frank L Smith is interviewed on ABD RN Radio on the United States military involvement to battle the Ebola virus spread in West Africa.
APSA 2014 Conference[17 September 2014]
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.
Festival of Democracy | 24-27 September[16 September 2014]
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.