Events

Events: Date from: 01-01-2018 Date to: 08-12-2018
9
Feb
Workshop: Technological Innovation and Social Policy
Who:Associate Professor Bingqin Li and Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:9 Feb 2018, 9am - 5pm

This one-day workshop aims to produce an up-to-date understanding of how technological innovation has influenced social policy and how social policy reacts to or benefits from technological innovation in Australia and China.

13
Mar
Life course analysis using sequence analysis
Who:Dr Ian Watson, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, SPRC
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:13 Mar 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dr Ian Watson will use sequence analysis to analyse a research project on young people's transition from school to work.

22
Mar
Lives worth living: Social memory, social action, and contemporary disability advocacy
Who:Nastasia Campanella, triple J; Dr Laura Davy, SPRC; Rosemary Kayess, UNSW DIIU; Ayah Wehbe, SPRC
Venue:Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst, Sydney
When:22 Mar 2018, 6pm - 7pm

Academic and community speakers will address the question of how we can all work towards ensuring ‘a life worth living’ for every member of society, discussing the importance of human rights-informed policy and legislation, the importance of advocacy, and the importance of embracing diversity at the community level.

24
Apr
Decent care for decent work: The double burdens of Sri Lanka’s migrant domestic workers
Who:Dr Matt Withers, Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre / Political Economy University of Sydney
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:24 Apr 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dr Matt Withers will examine the ways in which gender has been leveraged within Sri Lanka's pursuit of temporary labour migration as an economic development strategy.

15
May
Exploring the nature, extent and impact of child deprivation in NSW: a child-focused approach
Who:Professor Peter Saunders and Megan Bedford, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:15 May 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

This seminar will compare two samples of young people to highlight how different groups understand and experience poverty.

19
Jun
How has urban home ownership changed migrants’ settlement intentions in Chinese cities?
Who:Sisi Yang, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Aging Research (CEPAR), UNSW Sydney
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:19 Jun 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In this seminar, Dr Sisi Yang will discuss new evidence on migrants’ settlement decision-making in China.

17
Jul
Will China Succeed in its Modernisation Bid?
Who:Professor Yang Yao, National School of Development, Peking University
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:17 Jul 2018, 12pm - 1pm

In this seminar, Professor Yang Yao will discuss the Chinese authorities ambitious plan to make China a fully modernized country by 2035 and a high-income country by 2050.

24
Jul
Exploring ‘in-between’ spaces: drawing on arts-informed methods in critical disability studies
Who:Katherine Runswick-Cole, School of Education, The University of Sheffield
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:24 Jul 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In this seminar, Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole will explore the lives of disabled young people with life-limiting and/or life-threatening impairments.

30
Jul
Pollution, institutions and street protest in urban China
Who:Dr Yang Zhong, Department of Political Science, University of Tennessee
Venue:Room 221/223, Level 2, John Goodsell Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
When:30 Jul 2018, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In this seminar, Dr Yang Zhong will discuss the nature of environmental street protests in China.