NSW Events


  • Firewall 2

    "The Great Firewall of China"

    Date Tue, 28 May 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000


    James Griffiths talks about his new book "The Great Firewall of China: How to build and control an alternative version of the internet." Once little more than a glorified porn filter, China’s Great Firewall has evolved into the most sophisticated system of online censorship in the world. 

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    Australia and Global Trade

    Date Mon, 03 Jun 2019
    Time 18:00 – 20:00
    Location Sydney Startup Hub

    Professionals in International Trade and the Australian Institute of International Affairs, supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) and Austrade, have the great pleasure to invite you to a co-hosted event at the Sydney Startup Hub.

    Over the last year, the global trade environment has become increasingly contested with growing trade tensions, rising protectionist sentiment, and roadblocks within the World Trade Organisation. Yet Australia, with its relatively open economy, small population, and high demand for capital, will continue to rely on trade and investment for our prosperity. How will Australia navigate the...

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    The Lessons of Tragedy: Statecraft and World Order

    Date Tue, 04 Jun 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    The ancient Greeks hard‑wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate.

    Dr Charles Edel argues that, after more than seventy years of great power peace and a quarter century of unrivalled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans...

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    Revolution and Counter-Revolution in North Africa: The Arab Spring Redux 

    Date Tue, 11 Jun 2019
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location The Glover Cottages, 124-134 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000

    The Algerian and Sudanese people have been responsible for a mini-Arab Spring in 2019. In both countries, recent mass protests have led to the overthrow of long-time dictators. In both countries, the transitional military councils have had to contend with ongoing protests demanding immediate civilian rule and the removal of people involved with the regimes of the recently-ousted dictators. In both, the old regime is resisting these demands.

    The significance of the events unfolding in Sudan and Algeria for peoples in neighbouring countries should not be underestimated and regimes across the region and the world will be looking on with interest. While it is nigh-on impossible to make confident predictions of how events will play out in either country, the likelihood at the...

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