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Magna Carta 800 – ANU historians Dr Tania Colwell and Prof. Paul Pickering discuss this landmark document on ABC’s Radio National

School of History - news - Fri, 2015-06-26 11:14

This month sees the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, a peace treaty negotiated between the wicked King John and his rebellious barons at Runnymede in 1215. Although it failed to establish peace between the king and his magnates, this landmark document has gone on to become a touchstone for advocates of due process of the law, the separation of powers, and human rights.

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Arabic and Persian online courses - S2

CAIS - news - Wed, 2015-06-10 09:21

The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies is offering the following online courses in second semester 2015:

Introductory Arabic B

Introductory Persian B

Intermediate Persian B

Arab Current Affairs and Media Arabic (prerequisites apply)

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Courses on offer in semester 2

CAIS - news - Mon, 2015-06-01 11:28

In semester 2 2015, CAIS will offer a diverse range of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This list includes both language and non-language courses.

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National identity ANUpoll data released

RSSS - news - Mon, 2015-06-01 10:46

The Australian Data Archive has made survey data from the most recent ANUpoll on national identity, and attitudes to immigration and the monarchy, available to researchers.

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Teaching Excellence Candidate

CAIS - news - Mon, 2015-05-25 12:32

Congratulations go to Dr Zarah Taheri for her recognition as a candidate amongst the best at ANU in the 2015 Vice Chancellor's teaching excellence awards.

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2015 Allan Martin speaker Joanna Bourke chats to Carolyn Strange

School of History - news - Wed, 2015-05-13 12:48

The ANU Channel has recorded an excellent interview between the 2015 Allan Martin speaker, Professor Joanna Bourke, and the School of History's Associate Professor Carolyn Strange.

The interview can be accessed here:

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ANUpoll shines light on Australian identity

RSSS - news - Fri, 2015-05-01 14:02

The 18th ANUpoll conducted by AusCen was released on 29 April, finding overwhelming support for immigration, including its effects on the economy and society in Australia. However, there was significant support (65 per cent) for stronger measures to exclude illegal immigrants.

Overall, the ANUpoll found Australians are overwhelmingly proud of their country and proud of its achievements in sport, science, arts and literature.

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CAIS Arabic students debating in international competition

CAIS - news - Fri, 2015-05-01 10:56

A team of four CAIS students represented Australia and the ANU at the Third International Universities Arabic Debating Championship held in Doha, Qatar from 26 to 29 April 2015. The team was compromised of: Yara Hussien, Thomas Randall, Derek Bayley and Andrew Findell-Aghnatios, and was led by CAIS PhD scholar Adel Abdel Ghafar.

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Indigenous affairs data released

RSSS - news - Sat, 2015-04-18 15:52

The Australian Data Archive has released data from the most recent ANUpoll on indigenous issues. Researchers can register for access with the ADA.

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Advisory Board members announced

RSSS - news - Thu, 2015-04-16 20:35

AusCen is pleased to announce the establishment of its Scientific Advisory Board. The centre will benefit from the advice and support of the world's leading experts in survey research methodology.

The announcement of the AusCen Scientific Advisory Board members affirms the centre's position as a national leader in applied social research, and particularly survey methdology.

2014 Washington Interns share their experience

Since travelling to Washington DC together in January of 2014 the six of us have remained really close.  We all arrived at ANU following different paths, Isabella, Harry and Pramilaa came from Sydney to study, Stephen and Sarzi were local Canberrans and Madison from rural Victoria.

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Prizes for 2014

CAIS - news - Tue, 2015-04-07 11:25

CAIS is fortunate to have several generous donors in the fields of Masters in Middle East and Central Asian Studies, Persian language and Iranian Studies. As a result there have been prizes awarded to students over several years. In 2014 the following prizes were awarded:

Khalifa Al-Falasi Prize

The Al-Falasi Prize is awarded annually to the student with the best overall results in a Master of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies -  Advanced. In 2014 the prize was awarded to Mr Dean Fitzgibbon.

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Employment opportunities

RSSS - news - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:17

AusCen currently has three academic positions available: Director (Level E/Professor), Senior Fellow (Level C) and Research Fellow (Level B). Applications close 13 April 2015. Please contact Professor Ian McAllister or Dr Jill Sheppard if you require further information.

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ANUpoll reveals attitudes to Indigenous recognition

RSSS - news - Fri, 2015-03-27 09:06
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Amidst debate on constitutional recognition of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the latest ANUPoll of Australian public opinion on Indigenous issues provides a snapshot of Australian attitudes towards Indigenous issues.

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'Nowruz-etaan Piruz' - 'Sale now Mobarak'

CAIS - news - Thu, 2015-03-26 12:07

The table setting or Haft Seen for Nowruz is a feature of the celebrations that signifies 'new life'.

No Nowruz celebration is complete without a Haft Seen table. The Haft Seen or the seven objects beginning with the letter ‘S’, is a traditional ritual of Nowruz. Each object has a special significance and importance for the New Year.

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Biography Workshop

NCB - news - Fri, 2015-03-20 07:20

Biography Workshop
Date: 26th March 2015
Venue: Seminar Room A, Coombs Building, ANU
Time: 12.00-2pm

Presented by Estelle Blackburn, author of Broken Lives: the complete life and crimes of serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke (South Yarra, Vic: Hardie Grant, 1998).

Estelle will speak about her experiences of writing a biography of serial killer, Eric Cooke (1931 – 1964) who was the last man to be executed in Western Australia.

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ANIP celebrates 21 years at Parliament House

The Great Hall of Parliament House was the perfect setting to celebrate a flagship program that has seen hundreds of ANU students intern with politicians, lobby groups, embassies and other organisations across Canberra.

Students, graduates, politicians, ambassadors and academics attended an anniversary dinner on Tuesday to mark the coming of age of the Australian National Internships Program (ANIP).

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