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
Children of all ages around the world including in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia are increasingly under surveillance online, in schools and when they're out and about, according to a new book.
Dr Seth Lazar Recieves an Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Commendation for Early Career Research
Dr Seth Lazar has been awarded a Panel Commendation for Early Career Research by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
CAIS Lecturer, Dr Murat Yurtbilir and research scholar, Victoria Xiaoli Guo participated in an international conference in which one of the central themes was Turkey's foreign policy in relation to China.
The Fifth International Forum on Asia and the Middle East: A global perspective on Middle East Governance, was held at the Shanghai International Studies University, on 24-25 September.
(Image: Dr Yurtbilir)
Professor Melanie Nolan and Dr Carolyn Strange announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Social Science
The School of History would like to congratulate Professor Melanie Nolan, Director, National Centre of Biography, School of History and Dr Carolyn Strange, Senior Fellow and Graduate Director, School of History, for their election to the Australian Academy of Social Science.
The School of History and the broader ANU community has been saddened by the recent death of Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney at the age of 90.
Highly respected in the field of Archaeology Professor Mulvaney was a founding professor of the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology. Professor Mulvaney joined ANU in 1965 and was Professor of Prehistory in the Faculty of Arts from 1971 to 1985. He took early retirement and became Honorary Secretary of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Chair of the ACT Heritage Committee.
A recent paper by Yi Li and his colleague uses data from an experimental study of randomly-assigned roommates to investigate peer influence on aggressive behavior, smoking and sexual behavior. Findings suggest that the traditional wisdom of “one takes on the color of one’s company” is an oversimplification of peer dynamics. They find that the magnitude and direction of peer influence depend on predisposition, gender, and the nature of the behavior.Mortality, longevity & health
China has experienced a rapid fertility decline and its fertility has been well below replacement for more than two decades. The Chinese government abolished its one-child policy in 2015. Zhongwei Zhao has recently published a paper commenting on this major policy changes and its impact (Population and Development Review 2015).Fertility & reproductive health
France Meyer's translation of the novel, Frankenstein à Bagdad by Ahmed Saadawi, has been recently published by Pirhana Press. The translation of this 378 page masterpiece from Arabic to French was an epic project for Ms Meyer who grew up in Morocco, and studied in France and later in Cairo.
The book, Iran and the Arab World: A turbulent region in transition, edited by Amin Saikal, is the proceeds of a conference held at ANU in 2014. The conference brought together renowned international scholars to discuss the key issues that influence the events of this turbulent region. The book contains a forward by The Hon. Julie Bishop, the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
2016 Max Kelly Medal awarded to Daniel McKay for his essay ‘Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation Movement'
ANU Undergraduate student Daniel McKay has been recognised in the History Council of New South Wales Awards. Daniel has been awarded the 2016 Max Kelly Medal for his essay 'Loyal Children: The Australian Factor in the Birth of the Imperial Federation League'.
Associate Professor Heather Booth has accepted an invitation to become an Associate Member of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Heather is pictured here with Professor Francesco Billari who is Professor of Sociology and Demography at Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College.
The special issue of Migration Policy Practice on Afghan displacement has just been published online. Marie McAuliffe, a current PhD candidate of the School, wrote the Introduction.
Reference to the ANU Afghan migration conference is made in the introduction, and the supporters (CASS, DIBP and SRW Foundation) are acknowledged.
ANU historian, Professor Ann McGrath, has won a 2016 NSW Premier's History prize for her book, llicit Love: Interracial sex and marriage in the United States and Australia.
The Director of the ANU Australian Centre for Indigenous History, won the $15,000 general history section.
The judges said Illicit Love combined Queensland and Cherokee history and showcased the best of innovative trends in transnational history writing.Image Ann_McGrath.jpg