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|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 email@example.com if you would like to list an event in next month's newsletter.
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|Michael West teams up with SDN
|SDN welcomes Michael West, an investigative journalist whose work is focused on the Australian financial, business and government sectors. He has recently been appointed adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, School of Social and Political Sciences, and will work together with Sydney Democracy Network on a series of projects focused on dark money in public life. Michael's ongoing articles can be found on michaelwest.com.au and he tweets at @MichaelWestBiz
|EVERYTHING POLITICAL EVENTS
|Thursday 1 December
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis | The Representation of MEM Citizens in Australian Politics and the Decline of Ethnic Voting in Australia
Speaker: Juliet Pietsch
The Ethics Centre | Leading Edge
Speaker: Alison Watkins
Centre for International Security Studies | Health Security: Exploring Health Emergencies in the 21st Century
Speakers: Kerry Chant, Christine Middlemiss, Jason Gale and Tania Sorrell
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis | Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar
Speakers: Michael Fuerstein, Robert E. Goodin, Hélène Landemore, Robert B. Talisse and Daniel Weinstock
Friday 2 December
UTS | Anti-Austerity: New Political Agendas in Europe?
Speakers: Simon Tormey, Rafael Rodríguez Prieto, Davide Schiappapietra and Nicholas Apoifis
Sunday 4 December
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences | Youth, Health and Practical Justice - an Interdisciplinary Conference
Speakers: Maya Newell and Matt Noffs
Monday 5 December
China Studies Centre | Ideals of Miscegenation: Ethnicity, Sexuality, and the Chinese Ideology of “Region”
Speaker: Ha Guangtian
UNSW School of Humanities & Languages | Hume’s Lesson of Moderation in Political Action
Speaker: Oliver Feltham
Tuesday 6 December
Sydney Intellectual History Network | Women in 19th Century Philosophy
Speaker: Dalia Nassar
Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis | Introducing Non-human Democracy
Speaker: Jean-Paul Gagnon
Centre for International Security Studies | 'Making Meaning(S) of Images in International Security'
Speaker: Megan Mackenzie
Lowy Institute | Are We There Yet?
Speaker: Natasha Stott Despoja Am
AIIA NSW | “Aim High in Creation!” – Filmmaking in North Korea
Speaker: Anna Broinowski
Wednesday 7 December
Sydney Intellectual History Network | Food for Thought: on the Margins of Intellectual History
Speakers: Robert Appelbaum, Garritt Van Dyk, Jacqueline Dutton, Darra Goldstein and Barbara Santich
UNSW Law | Women's Health Rights Night
Speakers: Christine Forster, Dr. Edith Weisberg, Denele Crozier and Syl Freedman
Evatt Foundation | Public Conversation: Indigenous Incarceration and Community Solutions
Speakers: Linda Jean Burney and Bob Debus
Instituto Cervantes Sydney | On the Edge of Madness: Shakespeare and Cervantes
Speakers: Luis Salvador-Carulla and Ursula Potter
Thursday 8 December
UNSW Arts & Social Sciences | Worlding Iran: Contemporary Iranian Culture and the World
Speaker: Amy Motlagh
Institute for Social Justice | Masterclass Series – the Idea of Alternative Modernities
Speakers: Akeel Bilgrami, Nikolas Kompridis, Rajeev Bhargava
Friday 9 December
Evatt Foundation | Australian Human Rights Awards
Speakers: Gillian Triggs and Quentin Bryce
Sydney Ideas | Akala, Artists and Community
Speakers: Kween G Kibone, Evelyn Araluen Corr, Jonathon Potskin, Kaiya Aboagye and Emelda Davis
Monday 12 December
Sydney Environment Institute | Anthropocene Transitions AAS Conference 2016
Speakers: Aletta Biersack and Susan Crate
Instituto Cervantes Sydney | The 2nd Australia – Spain Research Forum: Light
Venue: Macquarie University
The University of Sydney | The Meaghan Morris Festival
Speakers: Stephen Chan, Chua Beng Huat, Catherine Driscoll, John Frow, Lawrence Grossberg, Ghassan Hage, Melissa Hardie, Chris Healy, Laleen Jayamanne, Kara Keeling, Kate Lilley, Adrian Martin, Elspeth Probyn, Katrina Schlunke, Graeme Turner and Audrey Yue
Tuesday 13 December
Sydney Ideas | The Kenneth Meredith Garven Lecture and Symposium on Determinism 2016
Speakers: Paul Davies, Ilan Dar Nimrod, Roy F. Baumeister, Andrew J Latham and Joan Leach
|SDN Democracy Futures on The Conversation
|November 23, 2016
Trump, the unspeakable and democracy in Americ
Wolfgang Merkel, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
The better-to-do and the established of civil and political society have become complacent and deaf to 'those at the bottom'. The working class has gone over to the right-wing populists.
November 21, 2016
Creativity and resilience: how do war survivors make international justice work for them?
Kiran Grewal, Australian Catholic University
How are we to understand why people in different parts of the world continue to demand and participate in transitional justice institutions and processes in spite of the shortcomings?
November 10, 2016
Dear Mr President-elect Trump, thanks! We now live in the best of all possible worlds
Giovanni Navarria, University of Sydney
Your victory, Mr Trump, is and always will be remembered as the best possible example of the true and incomparable wisdom of the people.
November 2, 2016
Populism and democracy: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?
John Keane, University of Sydney; Benjamin Moffitt, Stockholm University; Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Diego Portales University; Jan Zielonka, University of Oxford; Takashi Inoguchi, University of Niigata Prefecture; Thamy Pogrebinschi, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.; Ulrike Guérot, Danube University Krems; Wolfgang Merkel, WZB Berlin Social Science Center., and Yu Keping, Peking University
Donald Trump is the latest example of populism's return to the global political landscape. Nine scholars from seven countries examine the link between populism and democracy.
November 2, 2016
We the People: the charms and contradictions of populism
John Keane, University of Sydney; Adele Webb, University of Sydney; Christine Milne, University of Sydney; Henrik Bang, University of Canberra; James Loxton, University of Sydney; Jan-Werner Muller, Princeton University; Laurence Whitehead, University of Oxford; Mark Chou, Australian Catholic University; Nick Rowley, University of Sydney, and Stephen Coleman, University of Leeds
In this special The Conversation project, scholars and commentators from around the world examine the rise of populism, and its implications, now and into the future.