Sydney Democracy Network
Everything Political
July 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 if you would like to list an event in next month's newsletter.
FASS/WZB Research Exchange
SDN coordinates an international linkage with Germany’s leading social science research institute, the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. In addition to the mutual transfer of scientific materials and publications, the institutions work together in collaborative teaching, training, research staff and student exchanges. This year the following University of Sydney researchers will visit the WZB:

Dr Melinda Rankin, Department of Government and International Relations, is currently at the WZB researching how Syrian and Iraqi refugees have attempted to use Germany’s universal jurisdiction and democratic process to pursue justice and accountability. 

Later this year, Associate Professor Alexander LeFebvre, Department of Government and International Relations and Department of Philosophy, will visit the WZB to work on a project to theorise, and also to defend, liberalism as a “way of living”,  investigating whether and how liberalism has the power and resources to renew itself in the face of widespread political, social, and ethical disenchantment with it.

Llewellyn Williams-Brooks, Department of Political Economy, will collaborate with researchers in the Globalisation, Work and Production Project Group and ‘Good Work’: Approaches to Shaping Tomorrow’s World of Work Doctoral Program at the WZB to further develop his PhD on 'The Political Economy of Work and the Urban Economy in Contemporary Australia'.

Ronja Kniep, PhD candidate at the WZB, will also visit Sydney in September to work with SDN and the Sydney Cyber Security Network (SCSN) on the nexus of surveillance, changing information technologies, and international relations.

More information on the exchange can be found here

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Monday 2 July 2018
China Studies Centre | Infrastructuring China’s Green Urban Future
Speaker: Pow CP

Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning | Li Xiaodong: a Reflexive Regionalist Approach to Practice
Speaker: Li Xiaodong

Sydney Environment Institute | Making the New Energy System Fair
Speakers: Amanda Cahill, Godfrey Moase, Maria Cirillo and Christopher Wright 

Sydney Peace Foundation | Screening of Border Politics, and Live Q&A with Julian Burnside
Speaker: Julian Burnside

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Asian Studies Association of Australia Conference 2018

AIIA NSW | Australia and the World: Where Is the White Paper Leading Us?
Speaker: Jan Hutton

Wednesday 4 July 2018
Climate Change: Implications for South East Asia
Speakers: Ann Hill, Phil Hirsch, Fiona Miller, Paul Routledge and Sophie Webber

Thursday 5 July 2018
Outside the Square | Populism: Have Australian Politicians Caught the Bug?
Speakers: Anika Gauja, David Smith and Lane Sainty

Lowy Institute | Asia Power Index
Speakers: Richard McGregor, Bonnie Bley and Hervé Lemahieu

Tuesday 10 July 2018
China Studies Centre | My Friends Are on Wechat and My Boss as Well”: Social Media and Employee Privacy in the Chinese Workplace
Speaker: Mimi Zou

Wednesday 11 July 2018
What Does It Take to Achieve Choice and Control for People With Disabilities?
Speakers: Tom Shakespeare and Sue Salthouse

Thursday 12 July 2018
Department of Sociology & Social Policy | Naidoc Week Public Lecture: “Because of Her, We Can!”
Speakers: Karlie Noon, Vanessa Lee, Evelyn Araluen and Nakari Thorpe 

Sydney Environment Institute | Humannature Series: ‘Feminist Botany for the Age of Man’
Speaker: Catriona Sandilands

Monday 16 July 2018
Sydney Ideas | Gaza: Settler-colonialism and War
Speaker: Noura Erakat

Tuesday 17 July 2018
What Can Philosophy Do?
Speaker: Amie Thomasson

Wednesday 18 July 2018
The US Studies Centre | America in Asia: an Australian Perspective
Speaker: Penny Wong

Thursday 19 July 2018
Sydney Ideas | Cultural Conversations
Speakers: Pippa Norris, Jennifer Barrett and Tim Soutphommasane

The US Studies Centre | Public Health Law and Health Leadership in the United States: What Can Australia Learn?
Speaker: Alexandra Phelan, Roger Magnusson and Lawrence Gostin

Monday 23 July 2018
Sydney Ideas | The Past and Future of International Thinking
Speakers: Anne Orford, Chris Reus-Smit, David Armitage and Patricia Owens

Tuesday 24 July 2018
Sydney Environment Institute | Reading Environments: Sound and Listening
A series of gatherings

Thursday 26 July 2018
Sydney Ideas | Language and Indigenous Community Well-being
Speakers: Stan Grant, Ahmar Mahboob, Shirley N. Dita, Mujahid Torwali and Jakelin Troy

Department of Philosophy | Antigone and the Autocrats
Speaker: Simon Goldhill

Saturday 28 July 2018
China Studies Centre | China and Global Refugee Crisis: External and Domestic Dynamics
Speaker: Fengshi Wu

Monday 30 July 2018
Sydney Ideas | How Can Investigative Journalism Projects Change the World?
Speakers: Alison Sandy, Mark Schoofs, Michael West and Gerard Ryle

Tuesday 31 July 2018
Sydney Ideas | Is Storytelling Bad for Science?
Speakers: Geraint Lewis, Jennifer Byrne, Alana Valentine, John Collee and Nick Enfield
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