Research Seminars

IGPA provides a variety of research seminars aimed at supporting and enhancing the quality of Institute research.

  • IGPA Professorial Lecture Series – a thought provoking series of lectures on fundamental governance problems facing Australia and the world. Delivered by acclaimed academics and thought leaders, the Public Lecture Series is open to the public, alumni and staff working at the University.
  • IGPA Research Seminar Series – featuring local and international researchers reporting their research findings in a friendly and informal environment.
  • The IGPA Graduate Research Forum - provides a friendly and open environment for researchers from across the University to engage in debate about different concepts, methods and approaches in the social sciences, particularly governance, political science, public policy, and economics. Tailored around the particular interests and needs of PhD students, the Forum is nevertheless open to anyone who would like to attend. 
  • NATSEM Seminar Series – each month NATSEM convenes a program of seminars in which researchers present their findings across a variety of topics. These seminars range from discussions on key theoretical issues through to practical empirical studies.

  • Centre for Change Governance
  • Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar Series – an informal and friendly forum for those in the Centre and the wider UC community to engage on issues related to the study and practice of deliberative democracy.
  • Empirical Research Methods Reading Group  - this reading group discusses empirical research methods that are often used in economics and increasingly other disciplines. Examples are panel data analysis, differences-in-difference, regression discontinunity, etc. The group is open to IGPA member including HDR students.