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...

By John Keane Politics is a language game: in any given context, who gets what, when and how invariably depends on how things with no ‘essential’ or ‘naturally given’ meaning come to be defined, categorised and named. Briefly in Botswana for talks, and to learn more...

Panel discussion hosted by the Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University. Date: Wednesday 10 September Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm Venue: Council Room, Level 11, Tenison Woods House, 8-20 Napier Street, North Sydney 2060 Panellists: Professor Rajeev Bhargava, Director, Institute of Indian Thought Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS),...

DOCUMENTARY SCREENING Date: Thursday 25 September Time: 4:00-5:30pm Venue: Oriental Room S204, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney Cost: Free event with registration required on Eventbrite Project Z is a documentary film by James Der Derian (Human Terrain, After 9/11, VY2K), Phillip Gara (Virtuous War 2.0, Disastrous Horizons, The Costs of War) and the...

Speaker: Gerard Goggin (Sydney) Date: Thursday 25 September Time: 2:00-4:00pm Venue: Oriental Room S204, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney Cost: Free event with registration required on Eventbrite The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and global movements make it clear that disability forms a vital part of political participation, as well as...

Rebuilding Bougainville: community perspectives on the Panguna Mine and the right to resources The Panguna Mine in Bougainville, once a source of nearly 44% of PNG’s revenue, has been closed for twenty-five years. The mine was closed by local Indigenous people frustrated by environmental devastation to...

Speakers: Anika Gauja (Sydney), Annika Werner (Berlin) In what has often been labelled an era of terminal party decline, political parties in Australia and elsewhere are undertaking organisational reforms aimed at re-engaging members and supporters. Anika Gauja and Annika Werner examine how these initiatives might reshape the...

Modern democracies have long been dependent upon carbon energy systems, but things are changing. Except, it seems, in Australia, where the coal industry is now a massive problem for our democracy. Greenpeace Australia Pacific and the Australia Institute have assembled a diverse group of panellists...

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