This lecture was first presented at the University of Koln, July 2015. Photo credit: Manuel Braun. FESTIVAL OF DEMOCRACY EVENT =>> 15 September | Rethinking territory: an hour with Bruno Latour Tamson Pietsch, Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Public History at UTS, will introduce the screening...

DESCRIPTION David Vine will discuss Australia's critical role in the unprecedented global network of U.S. military bases, now totalling an estimated 800 outside the United States. He will explore the utilisation of these bases in recent U.S.-led wars, and their significance for global peace and security....

  Joy Murray, University of Sydney This article is part of an ongoing series from the Post-Truth Initiative, a Strategic Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Sydney. The series examines today’s post-truth problem in public discourse: the thriving economy of lies, bullshit and propaganda that threatens...

Presented by Sydney Ideas, Sydney Democracy Network and the Post-Truth Initiative  Renowned journalist Glenn Greenwald discusses his favourite subjects: power and accountability, surveillance and privacy, Trump and fake news, threats to democracy, courage, and the role of journalism in giving a voice to perspectives and events that are ignored and silenced by...

Wednesday 28 June 2017 11:30AM [audio mp3="http://sydneydemocracynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mld_20170628.mp3"][/audio]   [caption id="" align="alignright" width="340"] IMAGE: IN A PERFECT WORLD, IS IMPERFECTABILITY CRUCIAL? (GETTY IMAGES/MONTY RAKUSEN)[/caption] This week on The Minefield, we’re concluding our month-long focus on some of the more systemic moral problems that hold us all in their grip –...

When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter: rethinking democracy in China Co-hosted with the China Studies Centre and the China Development Society at the University of Sydney Predictions of the coming collapse of Chinese politics are today commonplace, however this talk explores a radically different alternative. China, it argues,...

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