Vale Luke Gardiner

The Department of Social Sciences, Swinburne University, notes with deep sadness the death of one of our past students, Luke Gardiner. Luke was a wonderful, kind, and highly intelligent young man. Our sincere condolences go to his family and his friends. Luke’s funeral will be held tomorrow at Montsalvat, Eltham (Thursday 23 November) at 1Continue reading “Vale Luke Gardiner”

End of Semester Drinks

Join us to celebrate the end of semester. Toast yourselves, your friends, and our local Swinburne Nobel Peace Prize laureate! Friday 27 October, from 4pm at the Hawthorn Hotel. All students and staff from the Department of Social Science (Politics, History, International Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Languages, and Indigenous Studies) are welcome to attend.Continue reading “End of Semester Drinks”

Politics and History Group BBQ

Welcome/Welcome Back BBQ! Friday 3 March, 12-2.30pm at Central Gardens (Henry St, Hawthorn) All Politics, History, International Studies, and Indigenous Studies students and staff welcome to attend. Food and drink provided.  Bring a picnic rug! RSVP essential! Please let us know if you are coming via our Facebook page. 

La Trobe and Swinburne Students: Parliamentary Internships

  A graduation ceremony has been held at Parliament House for the 2nd semester of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program. Now in its 26th year, the program included students from La Trobe University and Swinburne University of Technology for the first time this year. Parliamentary interns prepare a research report for members of parliament. TheContinue reading “La Trobe and Swinburne Students: Parliamentary Internships”

Is it a cake or is it a brownie? And other big questions from my Intern experience

By Joanne Hajjar   Joanne Hajjar is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Studies. She participated in the SUT History and Politics Applied Political Research Program in 2016. I have an interest with Australian and Indonesian relations. In 2015 I went on exchange to Bandung in Java, where I studiedContinue reading “Is it a cake or is it a brownie? And other big questions from my Intern experience”

University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam

By Sarah Brackenridge Sarah Brackenridge is a third year student in the Politics program at Swinburne University. This month, four of our students attended the University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam. We asked Sarah to report on her experience. During the first week of August I attended the 7th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) inContinue reading “University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Vietnam”

2016 Baylis and Smith Prize

Congratulations to Nancy Hayward and Nick Rankin for their outstanding results in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. Nancy Hayward receives $150 of books from Oxford University Press for coming first in the class. Nick Rankin, who came a very close second, was awarded a $50 Reading book voucher. The prize is named after theContinue reading “2016 Baylis and Smith Prize”

Irini Vasilakakos wins the Baylis and Smith Prize

Each year we award the Baylis and Smith Prize to the best student essay or overall student performance in POL20010 International Relations and Security Studies. The prize is named after the Baylis, Smith and Owens (eds) popular textbook The Globalisation of World Politics, published by Oxford University Press, which is used across our international relationsContinue reading “Irini Vasilakakos wins the Baylis and Smith Prize”

Charlie Woodward and Daniel Nilo

Charles Andrew Woodward, “The State of Deception & The Time Bomb: Evaluating Torture as Counter-Terrorism”, in E-International Relations Students. Charlie’s major essay for POL30009 Critical Perspectives on Terrorism was published  by E-International Relations (E-IR), the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics. The website was established in November 2007, and is recommended byContinue reading “Charlie Woodward and Daniel Nilo”