Monthly Archives: May 2015

Eurovision 2015


The Nerds finally tackle one of the big issues in international relations: The Eurovision Song Contest

Hosts:

  • Dr Amanda Elliot, Department of Sociology, University of Sydney
  • Dr Anika Gauja, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Live Tweeted by:

  • Ms Erika Nguyen

Guests:

  • Mr Lukasz Swiatek, Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney
  • Dr Chris Neff, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia
  • Ms Cindy Chen, Former Honours student, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Mr Daniel Skold, ‘from Sweden’
  • Dr Mark Rolfe, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia

Note:

This podcast excludes three songs originally included the the broadcast version of the show.

Podcast Extra: 2015 UK Election


In this podcast only special, nerds regular Dr Peter Chen talks to expatriates from across the United Kingdom who work in the Department of Government about the UK general election with perspectives from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales:


  • Professor Colin Wight
  • Professor Allan McConnell
  • Dr Diarmuid Maguire
  • Dr Madeline Pill

2015 Federal Budget Review



The Nerds take apart the 2015 Commonwealth Budget, dollar by dollar, fudge by fudge.


Hosts:


  • Dr Amanda Elliot, Department of Sociology, University of Sydney
  • Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Guests:


  • Dr Mark Rolfe – School of Social Sciences UNSW, Australia
  • Dr Damien Cahill, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
  • Dr Elisabeth Hill, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney