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Everything Political
May 2018
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 sdn@sydney.edu.au if you would like to list an event in next month's newsletter.
SDN Visitors 2018
Professor Nadia Urbinati, Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies at Columbia University, New York, visited the University of Sydney in the week of 17 April and delivered a series of lectures, workshops and media interviews on the topics of disfigured democracy and the return of populism, which she claims functions as a 'karst river' within democracy, always running but only sometimes visible. Listen in to her interview with Phillip Adams on ABC RN Late Night Live.

SDN also welcomes researchers David Kiwuwa and Paul Khiatani to the University of Sydney this semester:

Associate Professor David E. Kiwuwa from the School of International Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China campus specialises in democratic transition and democratization processes in deeply divided societies, ethnic and nationalism politics, conflict analysis, electoral studies and China-Africa contemporary political relations.

and

Paul Vinod Khiatani is a doctoral student at the City University of Hong Kong who works on the intersection of action theory and moral identity theory in the context of protest, specifically the relationship between protest behaviours and the moral self in Hong Kong protests characterized by contentious political actions. His areas of interest include sociological and political theory, youth studies, upperworld-underworld relations, and social movements.







SDN on The Conversation
May 2, 2018
Legal precedent based on false beliefs proves hard to overturn

Helen FraserUniversity of New England

Not all false beliefs arise from malicious misinformation. Some legal precedents rest on the status of everyday 'common knowledge', since shown to be false, but embedded in our law nonetheless.

April 26, 2018

Kidnapped democracy: how can citizens escape?
Ramón A. FeenstraUniversitat Jaume I

The financial oligarchies differ from other kidnappers by being silent about their power over institutions and policies – they don't want to alert anyone to what they have done.

April 12, 2018

Four years after the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine: key gains and losses
Olga OleinikovaUniversity of Sydney

For Ukrainians, the legacy of the Euromaidan revolution is decidedly mixed, and for the protesters who waved European Union flags EU membership now looks like a distant dream.

March 30, 2018

Breaking the shackles of the national mindset in a polarised world
Sabine SelchowUniversity of Sydney

The idea that societies equal nation-states, neat containers that can be closed off from outside threats, is powerful. The nationalist paradigm even has a hold over many critics of its politics.

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EVERYTHING POLITICAL EVENTS
30 April – 6 May
SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL
Partner: the University of Sydney
 
Thursday 3 May
FINDING COUNTRY: RADICAL PRACTICE
Exhibition

POLITICS IN THE PUB | JEREMY CORBYN, MEDIA HARASSMENT AND BRITISH POLITICS
Speakers: Jake Lynch, Simon Tormey

Friday 4 May
SYDNEY IDEAS | UNPACKING PRIVILEGE
Speakers: Irene Watson, Sujatha Fernandes, Mariam Veiszadeh, Gaynor Macdonald, Lily Zubaidah Rahim 

Sunday 6 May
SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL | FIRST THINGS FIRST
Speakers: Sandra Phillips, Stan Grant, Bruce Pascoe, Megan Davis 

Monday 7 May
BRIAN JOHNS LECTURE 2018 | MORRY SCHWARTZ AM ON “SLOW NEWS: THINKING IN PUBLIC”
Speaker: Morry Schwartz

SYDNEY IDEAS | SPATIAL INEQUALITY AND AUSTRALIAN CITIES IN A WARMING WORLD
Speakers: Ollie Jay, Kurt Iveson, Abby Mellick Lopes, Christopher Wright 

Tuesday 8 May
EIP SEMINAR | DIFFUSION EFFECTS OF GENDER QUOTAS: INCREASING THE SUPPLY OF PARTY AND NON-PARTY WOMEN IN IRELAND?
Speaker: Fiona Buckley

BOOK LAUNCH | THE POLITICAL POWER OF GLOBAL CORPORATIONS
Speaker: John Mikler

SYDNEY IDEAS | OCEAN'S FORMS: PROCESS, STRUCTURE, AND IMAGINATION AT SEA
Speakers: Killian Quigley, Ana Vila Concejo, Brian Robinson, Susan Reid 

Wednesday 9 May
HARN | VARIETIES OF EMPATHY, JOY AND WONDER IN ANIMAL ETHICS
Speaker: Elisa Aaltola

Thursday 10 May
GIR COLLOQUIUM SERIES | THE SOCIAL NATURE OF PARTISAN IDENTITY
Speaker: Leonie Huddy

ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES | 'CREATIVITY AND PERFORMANCE IN THE REPATRIATION OF KING NG:TJA'
Speaker: Kirsty Gillespie

POLITICS IN THE PUB | NORTH KOREA: HUMAN RIGHTS & SECURITY, INCOMPATIBLE
Speaker: the Hon Michael Kirby

POWER LECTURE | PAUL JASKOT A PLAN, A TESTIMONY, AND A DIGITAL MAP: ANALYZING THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE HOLOCAUST
Speaker: Paul Jaskot

Friday 11 May
DISRUPT.SYDNEY WORKSHOP | PROFESSOR LESLIE WILLCOCKS 'ROBOTIC PROCESS AND COGNITIVE AUTOMATION'
Speaker: Leslie Willcocks

MEDIA@SYDNEY SEMINAR | AUTONOMOUS DRIVING FUTURES
Speaker: Sarah Pink

THE INAUGURAL WALKLEY FUND FOR JOURNALISM DINNER
Fundraiser

ISJ | DISASTER CAPITALISM SCREENING
Director: Antony Loewenstein
 
Tuesday 15 May
EIP SEMINAR | COMPARATIVE ELECTORAL MANAGEMENT: PERFORMANCE, NETWORKS AND INSTRUMENTS
Speaker: Tobias James

EXPLORING THE NATURE, EXTENT AND IMPACT OF CHILD DEPRIVATION IN NSW: A CHILD-FOCUSED APPROACH
Speaker: Peter Saunders, Megan Bedford

BOOK LAUNCH | PEOPLES' TRIBUNALS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
Speaker: Andrew Byrnes, Gabrielle Simm, the Hon Michael Kirby

SYDNEY IDEAS | THE LANDSCAPE OF POETRY 
Speaker: Mark Tredinnick

AIIA NSW | THE MIDDLE EAST - WHY IRAN MATTERS 
Speaker: Richard Broinowski 

Wednesday 16 May
THE ETHICS CENTRE | THE ETHICS OF FASHION
Speakers: Clara Vuletich, Alexia Gnecchi Ruscone, Sophie Toohey 


Thursday 17 May
SYDNEY SOUTHEAST ASIA CENTRE | POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP: JOINING THE 'ACADEMIC COMMUNITY'
Workshop

SYDNEY SOUTHEAST ASIA CENTRE | MANAGING POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY IN SINGAPORE
Speakers: Lily Rahim, Bridget Welsh and Nicholas Harrigan

POLITICAL ECONOMY SEMINAR | LONG-TERM NON-MARKET STRATEGIES: HOW PLATFORM ECONOMY FIRMS CREATE FAVOURABLE REGULATORY SPACE
Speaker: Sarah Kaine

CSC | GENTRIFYING CHINA’S URBANISATION: WHY CULTURE AND CAPITAL AREN’T ENOUGH
Speaker: Luigi Tomba

GIR | LET'S TALK ABOUT WEST PAPUA 
Forum

THE LOWY INSTITUTE | AUS-PNG NETWORK SOCIAL EVENING 
Speaker: Leonard Blazeby

SYDNEY IDEAS | GLOBAL AND DIVERSE LEADERSHIP
Speaker: Jean Lau Chin 

Friday 18 May
SSSHARC | HACKING THE ANTHROPOCENE! III: WHAT DO WE WANT?

MEDIA@SYDNEY SEMINAR | SLOW MAGAZINES: INDIES IN PRINT IN A DIGITAL AGE
Speaker: Megan Le Masurier 

Saturday 19 May
SYDNEY SOUTHEAST ASIA CENTRE | EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS' DAY 
Workshop

Monday 21 May
SSP SEMINAR SERIES | CONSTELLATIONS OF SCEPTICISM: CONTESTING CLIMATE SCIENCE AND SCIENTISTS ON THE BLOGOSPHERE
Speaker: Mathew Toll

SSSHARC | DESIRE, DEVIATION, (BIO)DIVERSITY: QUEER NATURES FROM DARWIN TO DEL TORO
Speaker: Stacy Alaimo

Tuesday 22 May
EIP SEMINAR | WOMEN’S LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION IN THE POST-SOVIET SPACE 1991-2017: MACRO-LEVEL ANALYSIS
Speaker: Kristina Gushchina

THE LOWY INSTITUTE | A NEW POLITICS? DISCUSSING SECTARIANISM AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN INDONESIA 
Speakers: Rahimah ‘Ima’ Abdulrahim,  Sandra Hamid

POLITICAL ECONOMY SEMINAR | THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF INEQUALITY: TAKING STOCK AND FLOWING...
Speaker: Frank Stilwell

SYDNEY IDEAS | AN ANCIENT AND DYNAMIC HISTORY: CURRENT AND FUTURE APPROACHES TO ABORIGINAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Speakers: David Johnston, Peter Hiscock

USSC | THE FUTURE OF WORK IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES
Speakers: Jed Kolko, Rae Cooper, Claire McFarland

Wednesday 23 May
USSC | DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE PRESIDENTIAL TWEETS
Speaker: Stephen Loosley AM

SYDNEY IDEAS | FOOD AS MEDICINE
Speakers: Michael Skilton, Joanna Harnett, Christina Adler, Sue Radd-Vagenas

ACRI ADDRESS | GOVERNOR OF THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, PHILIP LOWE
Speaker: Philip Lowe

Thursday 24 May
GIR COLLOQUIUM | SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCES: MAPPING THREE DECADES OF SCANDAL AND 'ZERO TOLERANCE'?
Speakers: Megan MacKenzie, Eda Gunaydin, Umeya Chaudhuri 

ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES | MIGRATING CASTE: NEPALESE GURKHA IMMIGRANTS IN BRITAIN
Speaker: Mitra Pariyar

HUMANNATURE SERIES | LIVING BIOLOGICAL OBJECTS ON THE PEDESTAL
Speaker: Oron Catts

WALKLEY FOUNDATION MEDIA TALK | CHINA IN THE MEDIA – SYDNEY
Speakers: Lisa Murray, Helen Sullivan, Wanning Sun

CRITICISING JUDGES AND THE COURTS: PUBLIC LECTURE BY CHIEF JUSTICE GEOFFREY MA OF THE HONG KONG COURT OF FINAL APPEAL 
Speaker: Geoffrey Ma

Tuesday 29 May
EIP SEMINAR | IMPROVING THE USER EXPERIENCE OF THE EIP SURVEY RESPONDENTS
Speaker: Ioannis Andreadis

Thursday 31 May
THE LOWY INSTITUTE | REMAKING THE MIDDLE EAST: HOW A TROUBLED REGION MAY SAVE ITSELF
Speaker: Anthony Bubalo
  
ANTHROPOLOGY SEMINAR SERIES | TOWARDS AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF EXILE IN PRECARIOUS TIMES; OR, ON GETTING STUCK IN ADELAIDE
Speaker: Melinda Hinkson

 

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