Date: Wednesday 11 June, 2014 Time: 6 to 7.30pm Venue: Law School LT 104, Eastern Avenue, the University of Sydney Co-presented with the Department of Media and Communications, the University of Sydney The ABC’s funding will be cut by $120m over the next four years as a result of decisions made by...

Speaker: Jan Zielonka Date: Thursday 12 June, 2014 Time: 6.30 to 8.00 pm Venue: Law School LT 104, Level 1 Sydney Law School Annex, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney The European Union is in crisis. Crippled by economic problems, political brinkmanship and institutional rigidity, the EU faces an increasingly uncertain future. A leading...

Date: 4 June, 2014 Time: 6:00 - 8:30pm Venue: NSW Parliament, Theatrette In the spring months of 1989, millions of citizens occupied the streets of hundreds of Chinese cities demanding an end to government corruption and authoritarian rule. The uprisings were crushed by troops and agents of the...

Speaker: Benedetta Brevini Date: Wednesday 21 May Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm Venue: Media and Communications Department, John Woolley Building (entry via Manning Road) SEMINAR ROOM 226 Britain’s phone hacking scandal and the consequent launch of an unprecedented wide-ranging inquiry into regulation of the media has created a new space for public debate...

Tiananmen 25 years on - Murong Xuecun In this video, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Murong Xuecun shares his personal memories of the events that took place on June 4, 1989. He also speaks about the ways in which the memories...

Speaker: Henrik Bang Date: Wednesday 7 May Time: 12.30 to 2.30pm Venue: Seminar room 226, John Woolley Building (enter via Manning Road) Conversations on Democracy Series Lunch Time Seminar Michel Foucault has become an exemplar in the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, history, linguistics and literary criticism. Ironically, he has never made much...

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