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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, selected aspects of Confucianism, and ethno-nationalism – and the techniques by which the Singapore elite disguises arbitrary, personalist and authoritarian governance as impersonal bureaucratic modernity.

Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

The University of Adelaide

Friday, 19 May 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Stretton Room, Level 4 Napier Building

All welcome: No registration required

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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 be treated. Whereas many of the political ideas we associate with liberal modernity are thought to originate in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, this paper will argue that much of the thinking of this period can be traced to antiquity, specifically to the teaching of the Stoics.

Friday, 2 June 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

The University of Adelaide

Department of Politics and International Studies

Stretton Room, Level 4 Napier Building

All welcome: No registration required

 

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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 lands of the Adnyamathanha people, this four day winter school includes workshops with eminent artists and thinkers. Interdisciplinary in approach, this winter school run by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice examines the role of creativity in the imagination of place.

This winter school is for postgraduate students, early careers artists, musicians and writers or established artists, musicians and writers who want to develop their creative practice in terms of responding to Country.

Distinguished staff include:

  • Reg Wilton and Enice Marsh, traditional Adnyamathanha Elders
    (Warkarla Glass Gorge Tours)
  • Professor Paul Carter (spatial theorist, artist, writer
  • Professor Brian Castro (writer)
  • Jill Jones (poet)
  • Dr Luke Harrald (composer; media artist)
  • Annette Willis (photographer)
  • Cheryl Conway (installation artist)
  • Sean Williams (writer)

Mornings will feature a workshop session, focusing on a different medium each day. Afternoons will be dedicated to participants’ own creative practice and, each evening, a capstone workshop will be led by Paul Carter.

To apply please send a short sample of work (no more than ten pages or images) and a CV to Rita Horanyi by 8th May 2017. All fees are due by 12th May 2017. Early bird discount is available until 30th April 2017.
Student and early bird fee: $650, includes 5 nights accommodation in twin share rooms in shearers’ quarters, travel to and from Oratunga and basic meals.
Non-student and non-early bird fee: $750, includes 5 nights accommodation in twin share rooms in shearers’ quarters, travel to and from Oratunga and basic meals.

For more information visit the J M Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.

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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 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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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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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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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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Thursday 30 March 10.10 am – 11.00 am Ingkarni Wardli B18 Register to secure your seat today. This event is co-hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Adelaide and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Join Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely as she provides some observations on political and economic […]

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This opportunity is available to students studying in the Arts Internship, particularly students studying Philosophy and Anthropology. Two concurrent internships are available. One for a student from Anthropology and one for a student from Philosophy. The topic is the history and philosophy of the Aboriginal people who are indigenous to the Nagambie region in Victoria. The internship […]

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