The 2016 Price Prize for best doctoral thesis has been awarded to Maria Pilar Rioseco Lopez for her thesis entitled ‘The role of social connectedness in the process of retirement’. Pilar received an APAI scholarship under the ARC Social Networks and Ageing Project (SNAP). Pilar’s supervisory panel were Professor Heather Booth, Associate Professor Rob Ackland and Dr Tim Windsor (Flinders University).
Students of online languages at CAIS are enjoying the experience. And finding many new opportunities as a result of their study of these important languages.
The program has been running for three years and the student feedback has been very positive.
Many students are enrolling in the program to advance their vocational skills, while others are enjoying the creative and cultural experience...
CAIS students graduating this semester include:
Brenton Clark, who was in Canberra to receive his award for his doctoral thesis. His thesis focused on Iran’s political and economic relations with Tajikistan in the post-Soviet period. Since submitting his thesis Brenton has been working in the United Arab Emirates. Brenton is pictured here with his wife Nearida.
The Arab World and Iran: A turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal, was launched by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop MP, on 12 December 2016. In launching the book, Ms Bishop said that Prof. Amin Saikal and CAIS have been providing high-quality work to inform the debate on the Middle East and the wider region for the past 20 years.
Australian departments and agencies have recently begun exploring models for trusted access to research data, culminating in the recent release of the ABS Trusted Access Model and the Trusted user model included in the draft report of the Productivity Commission into Data Availability and Use. Both models have their origins in the United Kingdom, and the 5 Safes Model developed in collaboration between the UK Data Service and the Office of National Statistics.
Interested in Arabic Language but not taking a degree program?
Why not try our summer course in Elementary Arabic?
Do elections really matter? Does it make much difference who the Prime Minister is? Should we be forced to vote? Should people who don’t know anything about politics be allowed to vote?
The School of History at the Australian National University is running the Australian Attitudes to Elections Survey (AAES). Are elections important? Do they make a difference? We’d love to get your thoughts!
Dr Robert Ackland and Dr Timothy Graham have recently been successful in receiving funding from the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme (Universities Australia/DAAD) for their project Socialbots and political actors? Autonomous communication technologies as tools and objects for digital sociology . The German partner on the project is Technical University Darmstadt.
Thirteen projects proposed by academics from the College of Arts and Social Sciences have received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). A range of projects from the College have won a total of $5.1m in funding, this includes two ARC Furture Fellowships, seven Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) and four Discovery Projects. The ANU as a whole has received more than $43 million for 91 proposals.
Thirteen projects proposed by academics from the College of Arts and Social Sciences have received funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC). A range of projects from the College have won a total of $5.1m in funding, this includes two ARC Future Fellowships, seven Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRAs) and four Discovery Projects. The ANU as a whole has received more than $43 million for 91 proposals.
Two research projects from the School of History are amongst the successful submissions.
Dr Koji Tanaka has received an ANU RSSS Infrastructure Grant to create a library of Buddhist and cross-cultural philosophical materials and translations.
There have been two recent academic promotions wihtin the School of Philosophy. Dr Seth Lazar, and Dr Nicholas Southwood have both been awarded promotions in recognition of their academic achievements and contributions to the ANU School of Philosophy.
The School would like to extend it's congratulation to both Seth and Nicholas.
Syeda Abida Hussain's book, Power Failure: The Political Odyssey of a Pakistani Woman, was launched at CAIS on 20 October 2016. The launch was jointly hosted by the ANU Coral Bell School and the ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies.
Minister in the Nawaz Sharif government in the 1990s, and Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States from 1991-1994, Syeda Hussain has detailed 40 years of experience in the book.
This week marks one year since the passing of Jacky Sutton. Jacky was a PhD scholar at CAIS and a friend to us all during her time here. We are all still deeply saddened by her death but would like to acknowledge her passing with good memories of her life. We continue to acknowledge her passions and commitments to her work, her friends and the great many people whose cause she championed in her much too short life.
The NCB is hosting a workshop for staff, students and members of the public interested in exploring the relationship of psychology, biography and history.
The workshop will be lead by historians, Professor Melanie Nolan, director of the NCB; Dr Alastair Maclachlan, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre ANU; and Professor John Sutton, depury director of the Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University.
ANUPOLL - Report No. 22 - October 2016
Attitudes to National Security: Balancing Security and Privacy
Dr Jill Sheppard
ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
Professor Amin Saikal & Ms Katja Theodorakis
ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
College of Arts and Social Sciences