Stay connected with like minded scholars in the field of politics and international relations

This online and in person series brings together the Centre for Governance and Public Policy research community (academic staff and higher degree students) for weekly research sessions.

The seminars feature a range of presentations by world-leading domestic and international scholars

Centre for Governance and Public Policy members wishing to participate in the sessions should contact Duncan McDonnell (d.mcdonnell@griffith.edu.au).

If you wish to Join the Sessions

Date Author / PresenterTitle Discussants / Chairs

Friday 12 March 2021 12:00

(In person only)

Jolanda Jetten (University of Queensland)

Consequences of economic inequality for societies' social and political viability: A social psychological analysis

Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 19 March 2021 12:00

(Online only)

Christian Downie (Australian National University)

Overcoming fossil fuel resistance to climate action. Lessons from the US

Chair: Ellie Martus

Friday 26 March 2021  12:00

(Online only)

Linda Botterill (University of Canberra) The art of sweet persuasion: values and rhetoric in politics and policy Chair: Cosmo Howard

Friday 16 April 2021  12:00

(Online only)

Christina Schneider (University of California San Diego and Robert Thomson (Monash University)

International economic integration and promissory representation: The effects of internationalization on promise making and keeping

Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 23 April 2021.  12:00

(Online only)

Vedi Hadiz (University of Melbourne)

Islam and the Left in Indonesia and Turkey

Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 30 April  2021   12:00

(In person only)

Qing Guan (Australian National University) and Juliet Pietsch (Griffith University)

The impact of Intergroup contact on attitudes toward immigrants: A case study of Australia

Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 7 May 2021   11AM

(Online only)

Steve S Chan (University of Colorado) Three conceptions of power Chair: Kai He

Friday 14 May 2021   10AM

(Online only)

Susan Scarrow (University of Houston)

The changing faces of party membership

Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 21 May 2021   12:00Linda Jaivin (author  and associate Australian National University)The Shortest History of ChinaChairs: Kai He and Sue Trevaskes

Friday 28 May 2021  12:00

(In person only)

Chris Reus-Smit (University of Queensland) The end of global pluralism? Chair: Duncan McDonnell

Friday 4 June 2021   12:00

(In person only)

Bart Stanford and Duncan McDonnell (Griffith University) Parties on regional and remote ground Chair: Xu Yi-chong