The Global Frictions Seminar Series is a program of free public seminars exploring key issues and debates in the fields of globalisation and social change.
Our aim is to provide an intellectually challenging but accessible and collegial environment for discussion and debate.
Does the use of community languages disadvantage women when reporting domestic violence?Event details Language crimes
The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Highly Skilled Diasporas
Featuring an all-star discussion panel, this Global Frictions seminar examines the ways governments are attempting to engage and shape the flows of students, graduates and scholars across borders.Event details The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Highly Skilled Diasporas
Can Culture be 'Developed’?
Featuring an all-star line up, this Global Frictions seminar will ask: Can culture be 'developed’? And if so, whose culture and to what end?Event details Can Culture be 'Developed’?
Doing Statebuilding Better?
Are we doing statebuilding better? This Global Frictions discussion panel will explore the notion of â€˜hybridity’ in the study and practice of peace formation in conflict-affected societies.Event details Doing Statebuilding Better?
Questions of Space and Place in the Pacific
Featuring an all-star line up, this Global Frictions seminar will delve into the positives and negatives of urbanisation in the Pacific.Event details Questions of Space and Place in the Pacific
Presidential Politics 2016: The Race to the White House
The nominees are confirmed but what do we really know about Donald John Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton?Event details Presidential Politics 2016: The Race to the White House
Truth and the Missing in Post-conflict Societies
How do post-conflict societies reconcile the pain and anguish associated with the dead and missing? This high level panel will discuss the practical dimensions of memorialisation and reconciliation.Event details Truth and the Missing in Post-conflict Societies