School of Social Sciences

Launch of Myanmar Cyber Security Awareness Campaign

Monash Criminology lecturer Dr Lennon Chang recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyber safety in Myanmar. The campaign involves six culturally relevant animated characters to be used in a series of videos and comics addressing different cyber security ideas for the general public on cyber safety topics including phishing, hacking, changing passwords, personal information protection, cyber bullying, hate speech and cyber stalking.

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On World Refugee Day, deaths at sea are still relevant in Australia

BOb’s Associate Professor Leanne Weber delivered a keynote address ‘Counting and Accounting for Border Related Deaths’ to an international conference on ‘Border Deaths and Migration Policies’ at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on 14 June. The event attracted border researchers from a range of academic disciplines, representatives of large international NGOs and intergovernmental organisations, and members of…

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Towards water sensitive cities

In 2015, Dr Rogers and fellow researcher in the School of Social Sciences, Mr Alex Gunn led the project ‘Towards a Water Sensitive Elwood: a community vision and transition pathways’, funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities. The project saw community members and local government participate in an engagement process to explore what a sustainable and water sensitive future could look like in Elwood.

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We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is pleased to announce the publication on April 30, 2018 of: We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture Edited by David Dabydeen, Maria del Pilar Kaladeen, and Tina K. Ramnarine ISBN: 978-1-912250-07-3 To mark the centenary of the abolition of the system of indenture in the British Empire…

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BOb Submission to Inquiry on Migration Review Processes Associated with Visa Cancellations Made on Criminal Grounds

The Federal Government recently announced an inquiry into the visa cancellation review process for those who have their visa cancelled under s501 of the Migration Act – refusal or cancellation of a visa on character grounds. Rebecca Powell and Leanne Weber from the Border Crossing Observatory drafted a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on…

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Politics and International Relations Seminar Series

How did the Taliban come back so successfully from utter defeat? Prof. Farrell draws on the literatures on civil wars and on military adaptation, to identify and unpack of two sets of factors that explain relative success of insurgencies: first are the availability of social resources, and second are factors that drive and enable military adaptation.

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Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation

The Monash institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) are pleased to be hosting an interdisciplinary Symposium in Neuroethics. Entitled, Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation, the symposium will take place on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 1:00pm – 5:30pm at New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4 Collaboration Lounge. Professor Judy Illes …

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Distinguished Monash alum launches new Geography Seminar Series

The first in a new geography seminar series saw Gordon L. Clark, Professor and Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at Oxford University, discuss how large scale investors make decisions about whether (or how) to invest billions in large-scale infrastructure, and included detailed recommendations on how policy makers can set incentives for them to invest in more sustainable infrastructure.

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Hannah Lewis to present her research on the intersection of faith and slavery in post-secular contexts

We’re delighted to host Dr Hannah Lewis, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Sheffield who will present findings from her research on ‘Modern slavery and human trafficking: The re-emergence of the intersection of faith and slavery in post-secular contexts’ at the next Monash Criminology Seminar series, Tuesday, April 10, from 11-12pm, Menzies Building Room N502. Her presentation…

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