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Sydney Ideas – Suzhou: Multidisciplinary Centres and Research Approaches at the University of Sydney

March 12, 2018

The University of Sydney Centre in China is pleased to invite the community to meet Professor Duncan Ivison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), The University of Sydney, at the Sydney Ideas – Suzhou forum: Multidisciplinary Centres and Research Approaches at the University of Sydney on 12 March, 2018.

Event Details

  • When:

    6.00pm - 7.30pm

  • Where:

    Wisdom Centre Tower A 1202, Floor 12, 10 Yueliangwan Road, Suzhou

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    Professor Ivison is a political philosopher with research and teaching interests in contemporary political theory, the history of political thought and moral philosophy. Prior to this role, he was Dean of the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences from 2010. He has also held appointments at the University of Toronto and the University of York (UK).

    Professor Ivison completed his BA at McGill University in Montreal, and MSc and PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow and Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Public Affairs at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University (2002-03), as well as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Research School of Social Sciences at the ANU (1993-96). He was elected to the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2009.

    His books include: The Self at Liberty: Political Argument and the Arts of Government (Cornell UP, 1997); Postcolonial Liberalism (Cambridge UP, 2002); Rights (Acumen and McGill Queens Press, 2008); the Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism (2010) and (with Paul Patton and Will Sanders) Political Theory and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Cambridge UP, 2002).

    As DVC Research, Professor Ivison is responsible for helping to develop and deliver the University’s research strategy, and supporting the pursuit of outstanding fundamental and applied research across the institution. His portfolio is responsible for commercializing research and facilitating partnerships with industry, providing access to university expertise, ideas and technologies for research and development.

    Professor Ivison is Chair of the University of Sydney Confucius Institute Board.