Sydney Democracy Network
Everything Political
December 2015
Everything Political lists all events of political interest in Sydney: both on and off campus and hosted by SDN, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney or other Sydney organisations. Please contact if you would like to list an event in next month's newsletter.
Applications Open | 2016 WZB/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Exchange
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney enjoys an international linkage with Germany’s leading social science research institute, the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre. In addition to the mutual transfer of scientific materials and publications, the institutions work together in collaborative teaching, training, research staff and student exchanges.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, through the SDN, maintains an exchange agreement for academic staff and doctoral students with the WZB. The agreement allows for research exchanges in any field of the social sciences. The fellowships provide a contribution of up to $6,000 towards airfare and living costs for a research exchange conducted at the WZB by University of Sydney staff members (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral students. The fellowships are tenable between mid-April and December each year and allow for stays of no less than three weeks and no more than three months. Prerequisites for eligibility for the exchange include evidence of how the fellowship will contribute to ongoing research links between the WZB and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Successful candidates are asked to submit a follow-up report on their research.

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Tuesday 1 December
Northside Community | Applying Wellness and Enablement in Community Care
Speaker: Samantha Lawrie

AIIA NSW | Soft Diplomacy in China: The Way to Solid Results
Speaker: Rory Jeffes

The US Studies Centre | Investing in Women: How Increased Participation Will Transform Organisations and Societies
Speaker: Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Wednesday 2 December 
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences | Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference 2015
Speakers: Amy Allen, Paola Marrati, Alison Ross 

China Studies Centre | The Bronze Age Of The Altay Mountain
Speaker: Shui Tao

Lowy Institute | 2015 GE Australia-Papua New Guinea Emerging Leaders Dialogue Reception
Speaker: Charles Abel

The Ethics Centre | Ethics Taster
Speaker: Matthew Beard

UTS | Anti-Austerity: New Political Agendas in Europe?
Speakers: Simon Tormey, Rafael Rodríguez Prieto, Davide Schiappapietra and Nicholas Apoifis

Thursday 3 Decemberr 
The US Studies Centre | Women in Financial Services Leadership: US And Global Progress
Speaker: Mary Ellen Iskenderian 

Monday 7 December
Lowy Institute | Vice Admiral Tim Barrett Ao Csc Ran
Speaker: Tim Barrett

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences | Book Launch - The Politics of Gender Justice at The ICC: Legacies and Legitimacy by Louise Chappell
Speaker: Louise Chappell

Tuesday 8 December
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences | Welfare-to-work
Speaker: Siobhan O’Sullivan

Sydney Ideas | What Is Recognition? | Noel Pearson and Jonathan Lear in Conversation
Speakers: Noel Pearson, Jonathan Lear, Marcia Langton, Pamela Nathan and Duncan Ivison

Lowy Institute | A Larger Australia
Speakers: Anna Funder, Tom Switzer and Michael Fullilove

Wednesday 9 December 
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences | So, What? Public Lecture
Speaker: Samuel Weber

Everyday Social Media | High Noon in the Summer of Social Media:
Sandvig & Lovink on Alternatives, Algorithms, Critical Internets, Power & Platforms 
Speakers: Christian Sandvig and Geert Lovink  

Thursday 10 December
UNSW Law | We’re All Data Now: What Big Data Could Mean For Law & Policy
Speakers: Sheila Jasanoff, Annelise Riles and Christian Sandvig

Friday 18-19 December
Sydney Environment Institute | Accountability in Global Environmental Governance
Co-hosted with Department of Government and International Relations and School of Social and Political Sciences

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October 22, 2015 More technology doesn’t mean less inequality
Aim SinpengUniversity of Sydney

October 15, 2015 Flipped elections: can recalls improve democracy?
Anthoula MalkopoulouUppsala University

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