BAIS Alumni Jessica Heron goes to Hong Kong to Present Social Enterprise project

Jessica Heron

Jessica Heron

In 2015 Jessica Heron was involved in a social enterprise design project as part of International Professional Practice, taught by Dr Elizabeth Kath. Co-designer Michael Marinelli submitted their design to a summit happening in Hong Kong this month, and it was selected. Jessica will be attending the summit - without Michael sadly, who will be busy working in Spain - to discuss 'The Urban Refuge'. 

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New film collaboration involving Julian CH Lee

A new short documentary, Caring at a Distance: Three Families Staying Connected Across Indonesia, Malaysia and Australia, has just been published and made publicly available. This film is collaboration between Julian CH Lee and the Indonesian film-makers Dennis Hasangapon and Mahatma Putra of Anatman Pictures.  

Caring at a Distance examines how three families have responded to being dispersed across different countries as a result of diverse processes of globalization, and the ways in which they maintain their family bonds. The 22 minute film is viewable here:

Article by BA(IS) Hons Alumni Alek Hillas and Dr Aiden Warren on Robots in War

BA(IS) (Honours) alumni Alek Hillas and Global Studies senior lecturer Aiden Warren have just had a co-authored article published through the Yale Journal of International Affairs. The article addresses a number key issues relating to increasing presence of robotics and artificial intelligence in the field of war. 

Here Be Dragons Vol.3 arrives!

Volume 3 of the Global Studies magazine Here Be Dragons has just been published. This volume was edited by BA (International Studies) students Eiza Marot, Fletcher Adam and Alyssa Goodman, with contributions by students in the BA (IS), BA (IS) (Honours), Master of International Development and Global Studies PhD supervisees. The online version of Here Be Dragons is available here:

New book: International Development: A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice

Congratulations to Paul Battersby and Ravi Roy on their new volume International Development: A Global Perspective on Theory and Practice, published this year by SAGE.

The volume includes chapters by many current and former Global Studies@RMIT academics and alumni, including: Vandra Harris, Desmond Cahill, Jose Roberto Guevara, Damian Grenfell, Supriya Singh, Elizabeth Kath, Jonathan Makuwira, Julian CH Lee, Kent Goldsworthy, Cirila Limpangog, Gregoire Nimbtik, Rebekah Farrell, and Lesley Pruitt.

For more on this wonderful new book, visit the publisher's website:

Tommaso Durante's new article on the visual ideology of globalization

Read about Dr Tommaso Durante's perspectives on the visual ideology of the phenomenon of globalization in the UC California-Santa Barbara publication Global-E. 

Dr Durante will be teaching Religion, Conflict and Globalization at RMIT in February 2017. He is also associated with the Centre for Global Research.

Congratulations to BAIS Students on completing their degree!

On Tuesday 13 December we celebrated with a hundred students, their families, and friends, the completion of their studies at a fabulous private celebration. Staff and students spoke of their experience in the degree during a genuinely heartwarming and moving occasion... To all those who we won't see in the classroom anymore - you'll be missed.

Professor Joseph Siracusa & Dr Aiden Warren on ABC TV, on US Elections

Joe Siracusa and Aiden Warren were recently on ABC TV discussing issues relating to the historic US Elections. While Aiden appeared on ABC News 24, Joe appeared on Q and A. Watch the Q and A episode here:

Joe on Q and A

Joe on Q and A

Joe was quoted in a Tweet by Julian Burnside QC.

Joe was quoted in a Tweet by Julian Burnside QC.

Aiden Warren at the ABC News studio... 

Aiden Warren at the ABC News studio... 

Julian Lee's new book 'Trajectories' explores the scholarly legacy of Global Studies Adjunct Professor E. Douglas Lewis

Julian Lee, with co-editors John Prior from the Candraditya Research Centre (Indonesia) and Thomas A Reuter of UniMelb, has a new book exploring the scholarly contributions of Global Studies Adjunct Professor E. Douglas Lewis. Ad/Prof Lewis' is especially known for his ethnographic writing on Eastern Indonesia, but this book also explores his contributions to linguistics, the theory of culture, and to the emerging field of 'neuroanthropology'.

CHASS announces its Book Prize nominees

Global Studies Professor Joe Siracusa is chair of CHASS - The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences - which has just announced it long-list of nominees for its annual book prize. Nominees are:

The Story of Australia's People Volume 1: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia, by Geoffrey Blainey and published by Penguin Books 

The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia, by Frank Bongiorno and published by Black Inc. Books 

Thea Astley: Inventing Her Own Weather, by Karen Lamb and published by University of Queensland Press 

Australia's Boldest Experiment War and Reconstruction in the 1940s, by Stuart Macintyre and published by NewSouth Books 

Illicit Love Interracial Sex & Marriage in the United States & Australia, by Ann McGrath and published by University of Nebraska Press 

Across the Seas Australia's Response to Refugees: A History, by Klaus Neumann and published by Black Inc Books 

Mannix, by Brenda Niall and published by Text Publishing 

Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War, by Yorick Smaal and published by Palgrave Macmillan 

Our best wishes are with Joe and CHASS as they deliberate on the ultimate winner.