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'.
See also: http://globalstudies.squarespace.com/blog/2015/11/30/big-idea-finalists
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: https://youtu.be/nIyPvu4fS4w
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.
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:
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: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/international-development/book240261
Simon Karumbi reports from Spain, where he's taking his internship.
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Congratulations for Aiden Warren and Joseph Siracusa on their new book, Weapons of Mass Destruction. This book is published by Rowman & Littlefield, and is part of a new series edited by Warren and Siracusa.
On their publisher's blog, Julian is interviewed by Ani Mattila about his new book with Marco Ferrarese. They discuss the politics and cultural impacts of authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
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.
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.
Read about the fabulous BAIS student Laura Coburn discussing her experience of being on exchange in Madrid.
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: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/
Congratulations to Professor Joseph Siracusa on the publication of his new book, which features an engaging chapter on the artist Banksy by RMIT PVC Paul Gough.
Professor Siracusa is the President of CHASS - The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His new book is published by Routledge.
See Taylor Bonin of the BAIS speak in this lovely video about his experience in Indonesia through ACICIS. To find out more about study credit and funding to go to Indonesia, contact Julian Lee.
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'.