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India’s Economic Transformation under the Modi Government

The Department of Asian Studies presents a public lecture by Dr Sambit Patra, MBBS, MS; National Spokesperson, BJ The Modi government came to power in May 2014 promising economic transformation through policy that would tackle corruption, make governance transparent and promote a ‘make in India’ program boosting foreign and domestic investment. Dr Patra will offer […]

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Guest Lecture on Japanese Business Etiquette

The Department of Asian Studies hosted a guest lecture in April 2017 which focused on Japanese business culture for students enrolled in the Negotiating Asia undergraduate course. Through this course students are provided with knowledge of the cultural aspects and business practices of Asia, with a view to developing effective communication and negotiation skills relating […]

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The Singapore School: Lessons in Authoritarian Modernism by Michael D. Barr

The scholarship of Stephan Ortmann and Mark R. Thompson has confirmed that Singapore’s ruling elite consciously presents itself as a governance model, suitable for emulation. This paper critically assesses Singapore’s role as a possible reference for China’s leadership in particular. The paper considers both potentially transferable ideological elements of the ‘Singapore model’ – meritocracy, technocracy, […]

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The Influence of Classical Stoicism on the Western Political Tradition by Lisa Hill

It is commonly held that, due to the assumed fatalism of Stoicism and its emphasis on ‘apatheia’ (resignation), the Stoics were socially and politically conservative. This paper argues that, in principle at least, they were politically radical and in a manner that profoundly shaped the way we think about others and how they ought to […]

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Postgraduate Winter School: Creating Out of Place

Oratunga Winter School: Creating Out of Place Four days of workshops, collaboration, creative development and critical reflection 4-9th June 2017 Oratunga Cattle Station on the traditional lands of the Adnyamathanha people, Flinders Ranges, South Australia Led by celebrated artist and theorist Professor Paul Carter and set in the historic Oratunga cattle station on the traditional […]

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Tuesday 11 April Masterclass: Saul Bellow & American Fiction

The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice presents a Masterclass with Professor Alan Lelchuck. Tuesday 11 April 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm 618, Napier Building This masterclass will focus on how the writing of Saul Bellow profoundly changed the course of American literature, ending the long influence of Hemingway with his macho heroes and spare […]

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Tuesday 11 April Forum: Student Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday 11 April 9.30 am – 5.00 pm Napier Building The Student Health & Wellbeing Forum is your opportunity for students to have their say on student health and wellbeing initiatives at the University of Adelaide. Come and hear about the exciting projects we’re running, give us your opinion, and propose new projects we can […]

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Thursday 6 April: The Sound of Australia, William Barton with the ASO

6 April 2017 7.00 pm – 10.00 pm Adelaide Town Hall Yidaki (didjeridu) virtuoso William Barton returns to Adelaide for one night only, in celebration of the South Australian Museum’s exhibition Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia. The yidaki is the iconic sound of Australia. From the stringy bark scrub of its birthplace in Arnhem […]

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Wednesday 5 April Public Lecture: Why Read the Classics?

The J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice presents a public lecture with Professor Alan Lelchuck. Wednesday 5 April 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm 715, Ingkarni Wardli This public lecture with Professor Alan Lelchuk (Dartmouth College) will focus on the special importance of reading great works of literature in our digital age. Professor Lelchuk will discuss […]

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Friday 31 March Seminar: Tony Abbott Leads Climate Death Cult, The Political Psychology of Climate Change

The Department of Politics and International Studies invites you to their next seminar. Friday 31 March 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm Stretton Room Level 4, Napier Building All welcome: No registration required In Australia and the USA, conservative politicians exhibit far lower levels of belief in anthropogenic climate change than do their progressive party counterparts, […]

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