The Centre for Governance and Public Policy Seminar Series:
28 October 2016: Carl Shaw, Academia Sinica & National Taiwan University, Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss in Contemporary Chinese Anti-liberal Discourses
This is the final Seminar for the year. More information will be available early next year regarding the 2017 Seminar Series.
Centre Director, Professor Haig Patapan has been honoured with the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Fellows are elected to the Academy by their peers on the basis of a distinguished contribution to one or more of the Social Sciences that has also been recognised internationally. Professor Patapan was among 39 new Fellows appointed to the Academy this year. New Fellows will be formally welcomed to the Academy and presented with testamurs in Canberra on 7-9 November 2016.
Distinguished Lecture 2016
The School of Government and International Relations presented the Annual Distinguished Lecture held on Monday, 19 September at our South Bank campus.
The Centre's Deputy Director, Professor Jason Sharman presented 'The Despot's Guide to Wealth Management: On the International Campaign Against Grand Corruption'. From the revelations of the Panama Papers to the revolutions in the Arab world, Ukraine and elsewhere, few issues are more incendiary than political leaders’ grand corruption. Rulers loot billions from their own countries, and secrete the money abroad for laundering and conspicuous consumption.