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Everything Political lists all events of political interest in Sydney: both on and off campus and hosted by SDN, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Sydney or other Sydney organisations.
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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.
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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.
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Monday 1 June 2015
Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies | Analysing Peace Journalism: a Critical Pragmatic Perspective
Speaker: Shabbir Hussain

Wednesday 3 June 2015
SDN Democracy Futures | Public Spending in Ancient Democratic Athens and Today
Speaker: David Pritchard

Thursday 4 June 2015
University of Sydney | Giving Bhakti Its Due: Some Reflections on Political Ideas in Modern India
Speaker: Rinku Lamba

Saturday 6 June 2015
Australia Cuba Friendship Society | Cuba, the U.S. and the Future of the Revolution 
Speaker: Kenia Serrano

Saturday 6 June 2015
The Umbrella Movement: Hong Kong and the Future of China
Speakers: Chan Kin Man, Alex Chow,  Chrisann Palm, Edward Chin and Renee Xia 

Tuesday 9 June 2015
Sydney Law School | The Legacy of the Magna Carta - 800 hundred years on
Speakers: Bret Walker, Emily Crawford and Colin Wight

Monday 22 June 2015
Lowy Institute | China's New Role in Global Economic Governance - Leon Berkelmans in Conversation with Yu Ye
Speakers: Leon Berkelmans and Yu Ye


Monday 22 June 2015
The Sydney Institute | The Abbott Government - A Mid-Term Report
Speakers: Chris Kenny, Dimitri Burshtein, Jennifer Hewett and Rebecca Huntley


Thursday 25 June 2015
Balmain Institute | The Life and Work of Dorothy Hoddinott AO 
Speaker: Dorothy Hoddinott


SWARM 2015 Symposium on Everyday Social Media
GTFO – Empowered Users, Objective Violence and the Governance of Participatory Media
Deadline: July 3, 2015
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2015

SDN Democracy Futures on The Conversation




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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).

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