MMIC researchers contribute to and shape public debate in Social Sciences Week events

The Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, in partnership with the Monash School of Social Sciences, is running two exciting events during Social Sciences Week week that showcase the world-leading research happening at the School.

Running from 9-15 September, Social Sciences Week is an opportunity for social scientists to engage non-academic audiences with cutting edge social science research, and to highlight its diversity and relevance. Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre is running two exciting events during the week in partnership with the Monash School of Social Sciences, that showcase the world-leading research happening at the School. While MMIC researchers aim to constantly contribute to the wellbeing, cohesion and success of our society, the week offers a special opportunity to share and discuss issues of broader significance with the wider community.

Please join us for these two public events where we explore key issues in Australian society; the future of migration to and within Australia, and; the mental health of international students studying at Australian universities.

Reimagining migration: what does the future hold for Australia?

When: Monday 9 September, 6:00-7:00pm
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

This conversation will explore issues that are too often treated in isolation: critiques of border regulation, how to manage labour and migration, analyses of criminal justice data related to ‘migrant crime’ and the experience of international students.

Moderated by Peter Mares (Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership), the panel will frame the discussion around reimagining migration, featuring:

This event will be live recorded for Big Ideas on ABC Radio National.

This is a free event but seating is limited so RSVP is essential: bit.ly/2yXceBy

International student mental health: developing evidence-based responses

When: Tuesday 10 September, 12:00-1:30pm
Where: Room E365, Level 3 East, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton campus

Join Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett, industry experts, university practitioners and international students for a panel discussion on an important issue that is often overlooked: the mental health of international students in Australia. In this special event, Helen will present the latest research on this vital topic, before a panel discussion on developing effective, evidence-based responses.

This is a free event but seating is limited so RSVP is essential: bit.ly/2ZbFT4n