China’s rise has been the most important global event since the end of the Cold War and has led to forecasts that it is destined to rule the world. Following the publication of his latest book, Jonathan Fenby will argue that while the People’s Republic...

By Mark Chou In The Confidence Trap, probably one of the most talked about books on democracy written in recent years, David Runciman tackles what he calls the history of democracy in crisis. Like the GFC which consumed global financial markets, democracy too has been embroiled its...

Lecture with SDN visiting fellow, Chee Soon Juan (Secretary-General, Singapore Democratic Party), June 2014 With planning already underway for Singapore’s 50th anniversary celebrations to begin in early 2015, the country has much to celebrate since its independence from British rule. A prosperous island state, with a...

Speaker: Kerry Brown Date:  Friday 12 September Time: 5 to 6:30pm Venue: Lecture Theatre 104, New Law Annex Building, the University of Sydney Cost: Free event with registration required - email to sdn@sydney.edu.au to register During the past decade, China experienced profound economic and social changes. Under the leadership of Hu...

Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm Date: Saturday 27th September Venue: New Law School Annex SR340, University of Sydney Cost: Free event with pre-registration required on Eventbrite “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” - Eleanor Roosevelt This is a critical time for deciding Australia’s renewable energy future. Polls...

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...

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