june, 2017

07jun12:30 pm2:00 pmEvent OverFeaturedDemocracy Futures | Quantum: The Next Permanent Revolution?12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Event Organized By: Sydney Democracy Network

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In 1917 the Bolshevik leadership hitched its political platform to what they believed to be an inevitable historical process driven by scientific and industrial transformations: a permanent revolution. Conceived by Marx, elaborated by Trotsky and operationalized by Mao, the concept of permanent revolution has a chequered past.  In practice, permanent revolution proved terribly but also creatively destructive, destroying ancien regimes and whole populations as well as producing new modes of warfare and statecraft.  A century later, in a moment of great uncertainty, disruption and volatility, the idea of permanent revolution is worth revisiting, to help us anticipate and understand what might possibly come with the next great transformation, a quantum revolution?  


James Der Derian is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security Studies and Director of the Centre for International Security Studies. His research and teaching interests are in international security, information technology, international theory, and documentary film.


(Wednesday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


226 Seminar Room

Department of Media and Communications, John Woolley Building (A20) level 2, University of Sydney


Sydney Democracy Networksdn@sydney.edu.au