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SDN FEATURED EVENTS
The Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong and the Future of China Saturday 6 June 2015 9:00am - 5:00pm The aim of this forum is to examine the dynamics that triggered the emergence of the Umbrella Movement, to assess its social impact and political tactics and achievements, and to consider whether it can overcome the setbacks it has suffered to play a vital role in shaping not just the future of Hong Kong but political dynamics in mainland China as well. Limited registrations available. Click here for more information
SDN Democracy Futures: Public Spending in Ancient Democratic Athens and Today Wednesday 3 June 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm SSPS Boardroom Room 148, RC Mills Building, University of Sydney Dr David Pritchard (University of Queensland) presents this SDN Democracy Futures seminar which analyses public spending in ancient democratic Athens. Ancient historians debate whether this famous democracy spent more on religion or war. They cannot agree how the Athenians paid for politics. By calculating the sums, this lecture confirms that it was not religion or politics but war which was the overriding priority of this famous ancient democracy.
A light lunch will be provided. Click here for more information
The Democracy Futures project on The Conversation is a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The material published in this series aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Giovanni Navarria (SDN) and John Watson (Politics and Society Editor at The Conversation) coordinate the project, with the assistance of Michael Courts (The Conversation) and Rachell Shuang Lei Li (SDN).