[csaa-forum] Conference: Crisis, Networks, Resiliance, Disorder

Jonathan Marshall Jonathan.Marshall at uts.edu.au
Mon Nov 30 10:58:29 CST 2009

7 & 8 DEC: “Crisis? Networks, Resilience, Disorder” Conference

Crisis? Networks, Resilience, Disorder

Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre (CCS) Conference

WHEN: 9am – 5pm Monday 7th & 9am – 5pm Tuesday 8th December 2009
WHERE: Room 230, Level 1, Building 10, UTS (B10.01.230)
Jones Street, Ultimo (a short walk from Central Railway Station)

Crisis is ubiquitous: state failure, global insurgency, financial collapse, climate emergency. Systemic disorder prevails. What are its dynamics and drivers? What is the role of disorderly networks? Who wins from crisis, who loses? Who is resilient, who is vulnerable? This conference aims to explore global crisis as a normal state-of-play, deeply stratified and embedded.

Please RSVP via email: ccs at uts.edu.au. This is a free event, but places are limited, wheelchair accessible.

Contact: Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2000. Tel: 9514 9647


Sessions may break for coffee and tea mid-stream; lunch on both days will be served at the conference venue. 


9.15 Registration
9.30 Welcome
Convenors: James Goodman, Didar Zowghi, Jon Marshall

9.30-11.30 SOCIAL CRISIS
Nour Dados: Australia’s ‘Boat People’ Sagas: Crisis, Distance and Responsibility.
Mai Hansford: Asylum-seekers in crisis?
James Goodman: Humanitarian protection: a new international security order?
Wafa Chafic: Another Crisis! Australian Muslim Men and Agency.
Gregory Martin: TBC.

11.30-12.30 CRISIS STRATEGIES #1
Tony McGrew: Governance and Crisis

12.30-1.30 Lunch

Bronwyn Mcdonald: An Aversion to ‘Climate Crisis’.
Melissa Edwards: (Dis)organised Mechanisms for Local Resilience.
Stephen Wearing: Who’s Crisis are we talking about?: Managing Tourism on the Kokoda Track PNG.
Donna Houston: Materialising Environmental Justice: Activist Memory-Work with Things that Matter.

Jon Marshall: Networks and the Ongoing Crises of the Information Society.
Ross Morrow: The Relevance of Marx for Understanding the Global Financial and Economic Crisis.
Jeremy Walker: The Clash of Spontaneous Orders: From Economy of Nature to the Financialisation of Ecosystem Services.
Tad Tietze: ‘Social liberalism’, the global economic crisis and the Left.


Michael Fraser and Gobinda Chowdhury: A model for a sustainable knowledge ecology.
Liz Humphrys: The weight of the event: the collapse of the Global Justice Movement in Australia after 9/11.
Sai Thte Naing Oo: Burma: cross-border civil society, chaos, crisis and the struggle for democracy.
Peter Rogers: From Crisis to Resilience: Integrated Emergency Management (IEM) for ‘All’ or ‘Any’ Hazards.
Marcus O’Donnell: Apocalypse Now: Traumascapes in the Sphere of Public Imagination.

12.00-1.00 LUNCH

Theresa Anderson: Disorderly information in the network: The politics of Finding and Valuing Information.
Greg Shapley: The Sound of Technology Failing.
Didar Zowghi: Augmented Reality and the Digital Divide.
Francesca Da Rimini: Becoming Multitude: Pier to Pier Resistance in Hong Kong.

3.00-4.00 STRATEGIES #3
Bob Hodge: Critical incidents, theory and analysis: strategies for coping with the ambiguous products of chaos.
4.00-5.00 Closing Remarks and Discussion: The Convenors


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