Festival of Democracy 2017

13 September 2017

Hosted by the Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney, and run across three days, the Festival is open to all, and there's something for everybody. This year the Festival will open on the key question of whether democracy has been, in a sense, kidnapped, and move on to questions of 'democracy for who' and how journalism can function in the democracies of today. 

Co-hosted with Sydney Ideas, the Post-Truth Initiative, and UTS School of Communications.For more information about individual events and the full program, please visit here.  




13 September

12.30pm | The kidnapping of democracy

3.30pm | For and against truth

6.00pm | Authoritarianism


14 September 

2.00pm | Rob Wijnberg

6.00pm | Broken news 


15 September

4.00pm | Rethinking territory: an hour with Bruno Latour

6.00pm | A heart in nature: evolution of a man

6.15pm | The origin and extinction of species

7.30pm | Reception and launch

Event details

  • When: 12.30pm - 9.00pm
  • Where: Various venues, please click individual event page link.
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact:

    Lindy Baker


  • More info: For more information, please visit here
  • Sponsored by: Sydney Democracy Network

Festival of Democracy 2017

Where Various venues, please click individual event page link. When

13 September 2017

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