The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for Australia as a political community. On Thursday 4 June 2020, an expert panel of Swinburne social sciences academics discuss the implications for public policy, foreign affairs and democracy, along with an open Q&A. Panel members: Prof Mike Leach (comparative responses in the Asia-Pacific) Assoc Prof Kay CookContinue reading “Australian Politics in the Age of Pandemic”
The Faculty and School will hold several training sessions and seminars during 2020. The dates and topics for these are listed below. If you need further advice or support contact Dr Carolyn Beasley. Training in the School of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (curated by Jessica Balanzategui): 26 February: Planning and scheduling annual research goalsContinue reading “Postgraduate Training & Seminars 2020”
By Damon Alexander On Monday November 25th students from five universities, including Swinburne, graduated from the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. Presiding officers, Legislative Assembly Speaker Colin Brooks and Legislative Council President Shaun Leane presented the interns with their graduation certificates during a ceremony held in Queens Hall, Parliament House. The program, which celebrates its 30thContinue reading “VPIP 2019 Graduation”
By Sayema Rezai Third year student, Sayema Rezai, has put together a photo essay of her time on the Cultural Study tour led by Sal Clark and Kythera Watson-Bonnice. Hover over the photos to read the descriptions.
Every year we award the Baylis and Smith Prize to the best overall student in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. The prize is named in celebration of the leading text The Globalization of World Politics, which has become a standard textbook for international relations students. The winner gets a $150 Oxford University Press bookContinue reading “Baylis and Smith Prize”
This survey asks you to think about your political attitudes in Victoria, particularly in Aboriginal affairs. It will take around 15 minutes to complete. No knowledge level on the topics are required and your participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. To be eligible for this survey, you have to be at least 18 years oldContinue reading “Political Attitudes in Victoria”
Swinburne students have also been avoiding the cold in Italy. Travelling with Professor Bruno Mascitelli is a group of students taking the unit Understanding the European Union
Diana Nguyen Dang, a third year student studying International Studies and Japanese, has been accepted into a Global Citizen internship.
We are very proud to announce that Dimity Hawkins, Swinburne graduate and PhD candidate, has been awarded an AM. Congratulations Dimity! “Dimity Hawkins, who founded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organisation, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has been appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia forContinue reading “Queen’s Birthday Honours”
Locations include Jakarta (economic hub of Indonesia) and Yogyakarta (cultural capital of Indonesia). Students have the chance to learn about social and political issues facing one of Australia’s closest neighbours in an immersive and self-led environment. The tour includes the opportunity to work closely with local Javanese university students, visit sites of cultural and historicalContinue reading “Cultural Study Tour: Indonesia”