FREE. No registration required. Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm Date: Saturday 27th September Venue: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, University of Sydney Cost: Free event – come along to the gallery. No need for registration. A gallery discussion led by the Sydney artist and PhD candidate Gianni Wise. It will include Jacqueline Drinkall, along with...

Date: Saturday 27th September Venue: Senate room, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney Are we living in times marked by a quantum jump in anti-democratic ways of exercising power, perhaps even the birth of new political regimes with peculiarly 21st-century features? The aim of this day-long international symposium...

Speakers: Henrik Bang (Canberra/Copenhagen), Nicole Curato (Canberra), Selen Ercan (Canberra) Three speakers from SDN's partners at the University of Canberra challenge some misconceptions of deliberative democracy. They put the case for an understanding of political life as composed of a speaking and acting subject who possesses the...

Speakers: Madeleine Beekman (Sydney), Jean-Paul Gagnon (Melbourne), Dinesh Wadiwel (Sydney) It has long been accepted that democracy is an inherently human thing. It's a nice story. But is it true for the entirety of what we humans consider to be democratic behaviour? To what extent is...

Speakers: Cherian George (Hong Kong), Naser Ghobadzadeh (Sydney), Tim Soutphommasane (Sydney) Date: 12:00 - 2:00pm Time: Friday 26th September Venue: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Road, University of Sydney Cost: Free event with registration required on Eventbrite. Secular democracies are struggling to deal with the resurgence of religiosity and...

In the grand tradition of political economy, Thomas Piketty's study of the evolution of inequality since the beginning of the industrial revolution has become an unlikely global best-seller. Why? The session will feature a short video chosen by Thomas Piketty and contributions from three distinguished analysts of...

Speaker: Joshua Genner heads up GetUp’s democracy campaigns. After finishing school, Joshua moved to the Faroe Islands to care for his mother and started his work life there as a builder. Since then Joshua has worked in the third sector, on progressive campaigns and for elected...

Date: Thursday 11 September Time: 6 to 7.30pm Venue: Law School Foyer, Level 2, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney (University maps) Cost: Free event, with registration required. Registration: Click here to register online now. Co-presented by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre & Sydney Ideas As part of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre ASEAN Forum to commemorate 40 years of Australian engagement...

Speakers: Jonathan Bogais, John Keane, James Der Derian, Salvatore Babones, Jonathan Edwards, Adele Webb Date: Wednesday 10 September Time: 6:00-8:30pm Venue: MECO S226 Seminar Room, John Woolley Building, Level 2, entry off Manning Rd. University of Sydney Cost: Free event with pre-registration requested by email to sdn@sydney.edu.au The dramatic transformation triggered by the rise of...

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