International Studies

Australian border control with Associate Professor Marie Segrave

If border control in Australia perpetuates death and unlawful migrant exploitation in Australia, who is accountable and what must change? In 2010, the Border Crossing Observatory was founded by Professor Sharon Pickering and Associate Professor Leanne Weber, with Associate Professor Marie Segrave. It is an innovative virtual research centre that connects Australian and international stakeholders to…

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Monash research positions available

Three Graduate Research positions are now open in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies. Please note applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered. 2017 Monash Master of Arts Scholarship in Philosophy Application deadline: Friday 28 April 2017 A Master of Arts candidate is being sought in the topic of women…

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Curtailing unemployment and division in Istanbul with International Studies

International Studies student Shannon Kay is currently working first-hand in Istanbul, Turkey, which as of February 2017 is host to more refugees than any other country in the world. This includes almost 3 million registered Syrians, with over 500,000 refugees trying to re-establish themselves in Istanbul, a city with a population of over 15 million. Through…

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How gross inequality and crushed hopes have fed the rise of Donald Trump

Nick Fischer, Monash University Donald Trump is now the Republican nominee for president of the United States and millions of people are asking: “How could this happen?” There is no single answer to this question, but there are some explanations. For while the nomination of a reality-TV star and businessman with no executive experience is…

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International Studies Student to represent Monash at the United Nations Climate Negotiations (COP21) in Paris

Anna Zhang is in her final year of her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in International Studies and French. Inspired by her degree, she is passionately involved with social justice movements ranging from poverty eradication, sports for development and peace, to championing sustainability. The interconnectedness of social justice issues has seen Anna play ambassadorial roles in…

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Victorian Model United Nations comes to Monash

Monash University is hosting the Victorian Model United Nations (VicMUN 2015) this year. The model conference will run from Wednesday 11th February – Friday 13th February, and is held at Clayton Campus. There will also be social events every evening of the conference, where participants will be able to mingle and network with delegates from all…

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First prize for SOPHIS student in ‘3 Minute Honours Thesis’ competition

International Studies honours student Alannah Cusin has taken first prize in the Arts Faculty’s recent ‘3 Minute Honours Thesis’ competition, which saw students from across the faculty racing against the clock to explain their thesis topics in 3 minutes. Alannah’s thesis, entitled ‘Remembering Dismemberment: The Politics of Memory in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ examines the politics…

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Internship Opportunity: Australian Embassy in Berlin

The Australian Embassy in Berlin is calling for applications from undergraduate students, postgraduate students or recent graduates expressing an interest in undertaking an internship at the Embassy.  The Internship will cover the period January – March 2015.  Applications for this period close on Sunday, 14 September 2014. A copy of the Embassy’s announcement may be…

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Cyprus avoids a bad haircut, but pays a price for shady finance

by Dr Rémy Davison In a surprise move that shocked investors and commentators alike, the Republic of Cyprus announced plans last weekend to impose a levy on bank deposits.  However, Cyprus’ prime minister, Nicos Anastasiades, had warned on Tuesday that parliamentarians were likely to reject the levy. Overnight, the levy was rejected resoundingly: not one…

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