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...

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),...

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