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2016 PhD Scholarship in Mobilities Research

School of Sociology - news - Fri, 2015-11-27 11:37

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The Australian National University is currently offering a PhD scholarship for a student to work on an ARC Discovery project entitled 'Living apart together: How mobile work is transforming Australian homes'.

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3D Printing: Is the law keeping up with technology?

School of Sociology - news - Tue, 2015-11-24 11:46

3D Printing: Is the law keeping up with technology?

Today on the  ABC Radio program Life Matters, Prof. Broadhurst spoke about 3D Printing and the problems that law has in keeping pace with the evolution of such technology. Of particular concern is the accessibility of source code to ‘blueprint’ 3D gun designs that can be downloaded from the Dark net.


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Weak States, Strong Socities - New Book

CAIS - news - Tue, 2015-11-24 09:53

Power and Authority in the New World Order
Amin Saikal (Ed)

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Book launch - Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference

School of Sociology - news - Sun, 2015-11-22 22:27

Friday, 27 November 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Foyer, ANU College of Law, Building 5, Fellows Road, The Australian National University

Dr Dorota Gozdecka, Dr Nadirsyah Hosen and Dr Richard Mohr

Join author and ANU Law lecturer Dr Dorota Gozdecka for the launch of her new book, Rights, Religious Pluralism and the Recognition of Difference, a book about human rights and their principles of interpretation being the leading legal paradigms of our time.

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Arabic, Persian & Turkish plus Middle Eastern Studies...

CAIS - news - Tue, 2015-11-17 14:56

Fascinated about the Middle East? Come and find out how to expand your knowledge at one of Australia’s leading universities. Learn more about our Middle Eastern language courses, our undergraduate and postgraduate studies specialising in the Middle East and Central Asia, and attend a demonstration of the online Arabic and Persian language courses.

Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015

Time: 3-4:30 pm

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CAIS courses for the 2016 academic year

CAIS - news - Mon, 2015-11-16 11:01

If you are planning your program early you may wish to check out the courses offered by the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies in 2016:

Undergraduate - including languages


Dr Alazab Awarded JSPS Fellowship from Japan

School of Sociology - news - Fri, 2015-11-13 16:58

Dr. Mamoun Alazab Awarded JSPS Fellowship from Japan

Our ANU cybercrime Observatory fellow Dr. Mamoun Alazab has been awarded a highly competitive two-year, postdoctoral fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science, to look at criminal activity in the cyberspace.


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School of Sociology staff take out three ARC Discovery Grants in the latest round

School of Sociology - news - Tue, 2015-11-03 17:16

The School of Sociology has had a great outcome in the 2016 Australian Research Council funding round taking out a total of three ARC Discovery Grants. This achievement now brings our total to five Discovery Projects currently held by staff and comes in addition to the two Australian Institute of Criminology grants awarded to members of the School earlier this year. These results are particularly outstanding considering that overall only 17.7% of Discovery Project proposals were successful this year.

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Dr Grigol Ubiria publishes research on Soviet Nation-Building in Central Asia

CAIS - news - Tue, 2015-11-03 11:52

Congratulations to CAIS graduate, Dr Grigol Ubiria, on the publication of his book, 'Soviet Nation-Building in Central Asia: The Making of the Kazakh and Uzbek Nations'. The book, which has been very well received by reviewers, was researched while Dr Ubiria was a HDR scholar at CAIS.

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ANUpoll reveals social class distinctions

RSSS - news - Wed, 2015-10-28 12:47

What class are you? Do the test on the ABC website.

A comprehensive new survey of Australian attitudes has shattered the long-held myth that Australia is a classless society.

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Jacky Sutton - Memorial service to be held at CAIS

CAIS - news - Wed, 2015-10-21 11:20

Staff and students at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies are deeply shocked and saddened by the passing of our PhD scholar Jacky Sutton. Jacky's unexplained and untimely death has been met with disbelief and great sadness.

Tributes for Jacky have been pouring in since the announcement of her death on 19 October.

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Amin Saikal presented a Parliamentary Library Lecture

CAIS - news - Wed, 2015-10-14 15:03

Professor Amin Saikal gave a lecture at the Parliamentary Library, Parliament House on 14 October. The lecture was titled 'Islamic State: A Zone of Conflicts within Conflicts'. The lecture was well attend with over 85 parliamentarians, researchers and librarians attending.

Prof. Saikal pictured here with Mr Jonathan Curtis, Assistant Secretary, Research Branch Parliamentary Library.

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ADA removes data access fees

RSSS - news - Tue, 2015-10-13 13:02
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The Australian Data Archive, part of the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, has today announced the removal of all fees on access to its data collection of social scientific data, the largest of its kind in Australia.

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Welcome to the School of Demography

RSSS - news - Fri, 2015-10-02 14:16
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The School of Demography was created on 1 October 2015 to acknowledge our historical achievements, current academic profile and strategic aim to be the leading demographic centre for research and training in the Asia and Pacific region. We currently conduct research in the core areas of:

• family formation and change
• mortality, longevity and ageing
• international and internal migration.

We are also engaged with studies in Australia, Indonesia, China, Europe and South Africa.

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Publication - Iran at the Crossroads

CAIS - news - Thu, 2015-10-01 15:38

Iran stands at a critical juncture in its history. In the era of Presidents Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama, the Islamic Republic has a unique opportunity to regain its traditional greatness as a cradle of rich civilisation and culture, with a capacity to be a very influential and stabilising regional actor.

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France Meyer - nominated for Patji-Dawes award

CAIS - news - Wed, 2015-09-30 13:11

Warm congratulations go to France Meyer, Lecturer in the Arabic Program, who has been nominated for the inaugural Patji-Dawes Award to honour outstanding achievements in language teaching by an accomplished practitioner in Australia. The award is being issued jointly by the Languages and Cultures Network of Australian Universities and the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.

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A life of travel and achievement for ANU graduate

CAIS - news - Tue, 2015-09-29 15:35

William Bullock Jenkins has been awarded the 2016 Erasmus Scholarship and will spend a year at the University of Leipzig in Germany followed by another at the London School of Economics studying for a combined masters in Global Studies and Economic History.

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