International Relations

Aspiring diplomat wins UNICEF impact challenge

Last month at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations conference in Sydney, current first year Bachelor of Arts/Laws student Yasmin Poole led her team to win the UNICEF Impact Challenge for best refugee policy in regards to Manus and Nauru refugees. The aspiring diplomat joined 600 delegates from countries around the world (such as India, Philippines,…

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Honourable Consul General Ibu Dewi Wahab shares powerful insight into Australia and Indonesia’s relationship.

Monash Arts was delighted to present the inaugural lecture in the Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series, ‘Strengthening Australia and Indonesia’s Bilateral Relations’, at Melbourne’s iconic Windsor Hotel last week. Over 160 guests attended this free event with alumni, students and friends joining colleagues from partner organisations such as: Australia Indonesia Centre, Consulate General of Indonesia, Herb…

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Was embracing the market a necessary evil for Labour and Labor?

Wayne Swan has drawn a parallel between the the ALP’s ‘Laborism’ and New Labour’s ‘Third Way’ in the UK. Number 10/flickr, CC BY-NC by Keshia Jacotine, Monash University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative between The Conversation and the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh…

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Monash students represent at the National Model United Nations in NY

In April 2017, a delegation of Monash University students represented the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in the 2017 National Model United Nations held in New York. Nathan Xavier Hang and Joslyn Ma, as delegates to the General Assembly First Committee, represented the interests of Nepal on the issues of science and technology in nuclear disarmament,…

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Strange bedfellows? The ideological migration of UKIP voters to Labour in the 2017 UK General Election

by David Jeffery and Keshia Jacotine At 10pm on Thursday 8 June, British voters faced yet another political shock. Despite an overwhelming 21 percent lead (YouGov), the Conservatives failed to win enough seats to form a majority government. As the count unfolded, the reality dawned that Theresa May did not receive the landslide that she had gambled…

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Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2017: Monash Arts alumnus Fahd Pahdepie

Monash Master of International Relations alumnus, Fahd Pahdepie, has won the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Supported by the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, the award is part of the 2017 Alumni Awards which recognize and showcase the significant contribution made by Australian Alumni in their professional fields. Fahd is an author and social entrepreneur who developed inspirasi.co, an online…

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Women, Peace and Security in Asia Pacific: Emerging Issues in National Action Plans

Monash GPS Director Professor Jacqui True has published a discussion paper for UN Women entitled, Women, Peace and Security in Asia Pacific: emerging issues in National Action Plans for Women, Peace and Security. The central theme of the discussion paper focusses on Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans in the Asia-Pacific region. In particular,…

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What is rumbling Australia’s economy ahead of MYEFO

Remy Davison, Monash University The Turnbull government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) takes place in a dramatically different environment from 2015-16. The dual shocks of Brexit, and the promulgation of a protectionist Trump administration in 2017, present major challenges to the global economy. In late 2015, few predicted either of these scenarios emerging. The…

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Dangerous Research: PhD candidate Maria Tanyag on field work and feminist research

Maria Tanyag is a PhD candidate in International Relations with the Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre at Monash Arts. Her PhD research explores the sexual and reproductive rights of women in post-conflict and post-disaster settings in the Philippines, and has taken her to a number of remote communities where she tries to understand how people…

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