Tag Archives: Culture

Cultural Diplomacy and Soft Power Show

In which the Nerds put away their penchant for kinetic energy weapons and kill ratios to talk about alternatives to war as politics by other means: soft power and cultural diplomacy.  With an expert panel they discuss the definition of the concept, its origins and what it looks like in practice, using Australia and China as two key case examples.  In the final part of the show, the Nerds talk about a new book on state succession and formation.

Hosts:

  • Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Dr Amanda Elliott, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney

Guests:

  • Distinguished Professor Ien Ang, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
  • Professor Jocelyn Chey, Director, Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University,
  • Dr Ryan Griffiths, Department of Government, University of Sydney

With post-show chatter and a book give away!


Indigenous politics and policy show

In which the nerds discuss the topic of indigenous politics and policy. With Guest:

  • Dr Diana Perche, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University

    Following a debrief on Brexit, the nerds consider what issues associated with indigenous policy have been announced by the major parties, issues that have managed to come onto the political agenda, such as the issue of a treaty, and the role of the National Congress of Australia’s First People in promoting a range of policy concerns through the Redfern Statement.

  • 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.