Professor Angela Woollacott, Manning Clark Professor of History from the School of History is to team with Dr Ann Summers, National Museum of Australia founding director, Dr Dawn Casey, Indigenous Land Corporation chairwoman, ANU deputy vice-chancellor, Professor Marnie Hughes Warrington, Professor Mairlyn Lake, president of the Australian Historical Association, and Alex Biggs, former Australian Young Historian of the Year, to debate the
Professor Adam Graycar, Director of the ANU Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) is speaking in Washington DC this week at an event called ‘Corruption in Rich Countries’.
The event is co-hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the World Bank's Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), the independent arm of the World Bank responsible for investigation of internal fraud and corruption.
Congratulation to Miranda Bruce, Sociology Honours student, the recipient of the George Zubrzycki Prize for 2013. This prize is awarded to the the student who achieved the highest mark in an enrolled Sociology Honours program (or combined with any other ANU College Honours).
Professor Jerzy (George) Zubrzycki (1920-2009) was founder of the ANU Department of Sociology , and valued for his contribution to sociology, public policy and the advancement of multiculturalism in Australia .
Students studying Arabic at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies are able to take an Applied Arabic course as part of their program. This year CAIS students travelled to and studied at both Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates and Nizwa University in the Sultanate of Oman.
The students were accompanied and taught by CAIS Lecturer and Convenor of the Arabic Program Ms Huda Al-Tamimi.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Marnie Hughes-Warrington, representing the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ian Young, and CAIS Director, Prof. Amin Saikal hosted the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon. Julie Bishop, to a dinner at University House on 16 January 2014.
Guests included the Arab, Turkish and Iranian ambassadors to Australia and a number of academics from the University.
Have you ever wondered why sectarianism in the Middle East has reached a critical point? With the conflicts in Syria, Bahrain and Iraq, will the region be divided along sectarian lines? Is it religion or the geopolitics that shapes the region? Then perhaps this is the course for you...
Prof. Amin Saikal has recently been awarded the title of Public Policy Fellow by ANU Vice Chancellor Prof. Ian Young. The title was given to ANU academics most active in public debate in their areas of academic expertise and to recognise outstanding achievement in Public Policy.
At the time of granting the awards Professor Young said: "I would like to congratulate our new Public Policy Fellows on this recognition and take this opportunity to thank them for their contributions to public debate."
The Many Worlds of R H Mathews: In Search of an Australian Anthropologist by Martin Thomas has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Winners will be announced Saturday 1 March 2014 in a presentation at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden during Adelaide Writers’ Week, held as part of the Adelaide Festival.
Congratulations to all CAIS graduating students.....
The latest edition of the NCB's newsletter, Biography Footnotes is now available on the web.
CAIS established a Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies in 2012. The degree has attracted a growing number of students particularly those who wish to take a language as part of their specialist study of the region.
Ms Emma Booth is the first student to graduate from ANU with a BMECAS. She will be one of the graduating students from the College of Arts and Social Sciences to be awarded her degree on Friday 20 December 2013. Emma gave us her impression of the degree as she was about to go off on a well deserved break:
On 30 October, amid the heritage listed architecture and graceful decor of University House, a panel of distinguished writers: Frank Moorhouse, Lenore Coltheart, Susan Mary Withycombe, Jaky Troy, Stephen Dovers and Chris Uhlmann, offered their reflections on how Canberra's history has, can be, or should be written from a range of viewpoints. Dr Nicholas Brown chaired the event and ensured that speakers kept within their allotted time thus allowing for audience input.Image chris uhlmann.jpeg Audio
The National Centre of Biography invites you to the launch, by the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, of The ADB’s Story, at the ANU on Wednesday, 4 December.
Venue: Common Room, University House, ANU
Time: 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Bookings are essential. RSVP to email@example.com or phone 6125 4146.