Political commentator Tim Soutphommasane has been appointed as Australia's new Race Discrimination Commissioner. Dr Soutphommasane, a first-generation Australian of Chinese and Lao background, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sydney....

Professor John Keane A recent poll by the Lowy Institute suggests many young Australians are ambivalent about the virtues of democracy, while leading democracy scholar John Keane warns that democracy has reached a ‘tipping point’ similar to the 1930s. Three political thinkers give us their perspectives on...

Located in the heart of Berlin, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) is one of Europe’s largest non-university research institutes conducting basic social science research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. Among the 160 German and international scientists...

Speaker: Mohsen Kadivar Time: 14 August 2013 , 6:30pm Venue: Footbridge Theatre, The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus Co-presented with Sydney Ideas, the Department of Government and International Relations, and the Religion, State and Society Network, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Recent developments in Egypt and elsewhere have prompted a...

Professor John Keane Senator Scott Ludlam has city life and urban thinking hard-wired into his political genes, and believes that cities are becoming political laboratories. John Keane spoke with the Senator about the future of Australian cities. READ ARTICLE ...

By Shaun Carney, Monash University It’s an exquisitely portentous cliché, the one that is always trotted out at each Australian election: this is the most important election in a generation, or since World War Two, or the advent of television, or the fall of communism, or...

THE OPENAUSTRALIA FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP The OpenAustralia Foundation are looking for political researchers to help with the selection of key policy areas. With each policy you will look at the bills and amendments connected with it to discover how people with different levels of agreement with the...

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