By John Keane During several decades of contact with writers trapped in stressed and strained political circumstances, I can’t ever recall meeting a literary figure who was brave and principled enough to offer herself up for arrest and imprisonment by the authorities. That’s what the young...

By Nick Rowley The following is a part transcript of an expert conversation, held June 10th. Antarctica is a continent less suited to human habitation than any other. Temperatures rise above freezing only briefly on the northern Antarctic peninsula. At the coast mean temperatures range between -10°C...

John Keane   There’s a time-tested ‘law’ in the history of modern self-government: when a bounded nation-state democracy prosecutes war abroad, the spirit and institutions of its democracy are usually vandalised at home. The Life and Death of Democracy analyses many historical instances of a rule that most definitely...

Antarctica is the first continent to apparently move beyond the modern doctrine of sovereign territorial states: ‘No acts or activities taking place while the present Treaty is in force’, states Article IV of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, ‘shall constitute a basis for asserting, supporting or...

Speaker: Gianni Wise, Jacqueline Drinkall Date: Saturday 27 September Time: 2:00-3.30pm Venue: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Building, University of Sydney Cost: Free A gallery talk by artists Gianni Wise and Jacqueline Drinkall on the decision by the Biennale of Sydney to sever ties with Transfield, following a campaign of pressure from artists...

Democracy No Longer the Nation's Radar Mark Chou and Jean-Paul Gagnon Earlier this month, the Lowy Institute released its 10th annual poll. Each year, the poll surveys a representative cross-section of Australians and dissects our views on a range of important domestic and foreign policy issues. But unlike...

LY PHAN Ly Phan is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney. She holds a Bachelor degree in Vietnam and a Master degree from the University of Washington, United States, both in Sociology. Before continuing her PhD education, she...

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