This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 Luke will discuss the cultural and political importance of Indigenous media and the obstacles he’s faced in building up IndigenousX as a viable online platform. His talk explores the challenges of sharing Indigenous knowledge, the highlights of...

  This is part of the Festival of Democracy 2017 Many democracies are today gripped by institutional convulsions and bitter theoretical disputes. Political thinkers and citizens have noted how significant positive transformations are happening, for instance in the renewal of civil society, the growth of new forms...

Jack Linchuan Qiu, Chinese University of Hong Kong This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Ten years ago the...

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...

MIck Chisnall, University of Canberra This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. This is the fifth...

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...

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