On 26 January 2020, the Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), announced 1099 awards in the 2020 Australia Day Honours List.
The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement. We are very proud to announce that two recipients on the 2020 list have been long standing AIPA members:
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Professor Martin Evald KRYGIER, University of New South Wales NSW 2052
For significant service to legal education, and to professional associations.
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Ms Irena Antonina ZDANOWICZ, Kew VIC 3101
For service to the visual arts as a curator.
CONGRATULATIONS to both awardees.
PUBLIC LECTURE BY PROF. JAN PAKULSKI. Is Democracy in Poland in Danger?
A recent series of controversial moves by the new Polish Government, especially the weakening of the Constitutional Tribunal and subjecting the public media to ministerial appointments and supervision, have triggered mass protests in Poland and concerns among EU officials.
Professor Jan Pakulski analyses these developments in the broader context of the rapid economic development, new social divisions, and the polarisation within the Polish political elite combined with electoral re-alignment. He argues that Poland shows some symptoms of ‘political decay’, weakening liberal democracy, and gradual transition towards populist ‘leader democracy’.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Jan Pakulski, MA (Warsaw), PhD (ANU), is Professor Emeritus at the University of Tasmania, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), Affiliate with Stanford Centre for Poverty and Inequality, Visiting Fellow and Professor at Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, CEU, and currently Collegium Civitas. He is the author/editor of 10 books and over 120 scholarly articles on political elites, democratisation, multiculturalism, post-communism, social movements, and social inequality. His most recent books are Toward Leader Democracy (with Andras Korosenyi, 2012), Declining Political Leadership in Australia (with Bruce Tranter, 2015) and Violence and the State (co-edited and co-written with Matt Killingsworth and Matthew Sussex, 2015).
Professor Jan Pakulski will be in conversation with Martin Krygier, Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory at the University of New South Wales, co-director of its Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, and Adjunct Professor at the Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University. Martin Krygier is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences.
When: Wednesday 24 February 2016, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Where: Philosphy Room
The University of Sydney Venue location