Two experts of American politics – one from the Democratic Party, one from the Republican Party – look at the current and most recent presidential campaigns and explore how the "science" of campaigning often is overwhelmed by the "art" of politics.
Tuesday 3 May 2016 at The Whitlam Institute. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
For better or worse the Budget has evolved into a piece of political theatre that takes centre stage in May each year. The Whitlam Institute has invited the Hon Tanya Plibersek to offer the Opposition's perspective on the substantive issues of policy in response to the 2016 Government Budget.
Wednesday 18 May 2016 at The Whitlam Institute. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
Is the economy the 'foundation of everything' in public discourse? Join us in conversation with visiting US scholar Dr Edward Nik-Khah and Professor Anna Yeatman, discussing 'economics imperialism' from its roots in neoliberalism through to its contemporary implications.
Tuesday 31 May 2016 at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Sydney. Book your ticket at Eventbrite.
We are often quick to text a donation or share a status when a crisis or disaster occurs, but do we ever look deeply at how effective those International NGOs are, and how they are shaping a new global environment?
Our latest Perspectives paper 'The Role of International NGOs: The International Crisis Group as a Case Study' by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans examines how non-state actors are increasingly of more importance in the prevention and resolution of crisis and conflict.
In 1975, the year the Racial Discrimination Act was introduced by the Whitlam Government, Australia's population was just over 13.5 million. Fast forward 40 years and 24 million people now call Australia home, living in relative harmony in a rich and vibrantly multicultural society.
Examining the role of legislation in catalysing and embedding social change, The Whitlam Government and the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) by Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane explores the significance of the legislation and its enduring impact on Australian society. This paper has been published as part of our Whitlam Legacy series.