september, 2016

06sep6:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedFestival of Democracy | Populism, Race and Democracy6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Western democracies have seen a resurgence in far-right populist movements. Alongside disaffection with mainstream political parties, there has been agitation against immigration and multiculturalism. How are we to make sense of these developments? What do they mean for race relations? And what implications do they have for our democratic future?

Join us in celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Sydney Ideas and its contribution to public debate on democracy and human rights with special guest Tim Soutphomassane, Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission.

Image credit: Joe Brusky, 2012

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Dr Tim Soutphommasane is Race Discrimination Commissioner and commenced his five-year appointment on 20 August 2013. Prior to joining the Australian Human Rights Commission, he was a political philosopher and held posts at the University of Sydney and Monash University. His thinking on multiculturalism, national identity and patriotism has been influential in shaping debates in Australia and Britain.




(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Great Hall

The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney