International Studies

From DFAT to KPMG: Catherine shines a light on gender diversity and national security

Since graduating from Monash with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Certificate in International Relations, Catherine Kimonides has had an amazing career that has taken her around the world: from her internship with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Canberra, to several positions with the Department of Defence in locations including Korea,…

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Young Australian Leader Selected for Prestigious Japanese Cultural Exchange Program

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce student Nikki Vu has been selected to join 240 young leaders from around the world in a prestigious youth development program, the Ship for World Youth Leaders (SWY) program, operated by the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.  Nikki is majoring in International Commerce and International Studies with a minor…

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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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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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Symposium brings together women philosophers

Monash recently hosted the 16th Symposium of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh),  the first ever IAPh symposium to be held in Australia. The event was held from 7 to 10 July and the lead organisers were Associate Professor Jacqueline Broad (Monash) and Associate Professor Karen Green (Melbourne University). More than 130 delegates from Europe, Australasia,…

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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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