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11
Nov
2015

ANU expert to deepen research into Australian voting age limits

An ANU expert on political engagement has received funding that for the first time will cover two Australian federal elections, instead of the usual one. Professor Ian McAllister from the School of Politics and International Relations also says there is no evidence to support a recent proposal by the Australian Labor Party to lower the voting age to try engaging more young people in politics. The new Australian Research Council grant will cover...Read more

02
Nov
2015

SPIR successful in latest ARC funding round

The School would like to congratulate Professor Ian McAllister, Dr Juliet Pietsch and Dr Svitlana Chernykh who obtained Australian Research Council grant funding in the latest round announced on October 30. Professor McAllister and Dr Juliet Pietsch won a Discovery Award of $406,890 over three years for a project entitled “Political Engagement Among the Young: The 2016-19 Australian Election Study”. The project seeks to understand the declining...Read more

30
Oct
2015

Don Ross speaks on the social philosophy of addiction

Professor Don Ross, the first BPPE Visiting Fellow, spoke to the PPE Society on Wednesday evening 28 October following drinks and snacks. His talk was on the social philosophy of addiction. In keeping with PPE he combined economics, philosophy and politics in his analysis along with a smattering of neuroscience. Afterwards Don, the seminar course conveners and a few students had dinner at Blue Ginger. Don Ross is the Dean of Management and...Read more

27
Oct
2015

SPIR PhD student appointed Executive Director of the ACIF

SPIR PhD student, James Cameron, has been appointed Executive Director of the Australian Construction Industry Forum, the peak body for construction in Australia. For more information see the ACIF media release .Read more

18
Oct
2015

Dr Katherine Daniell awarded the G. Burton Medal

ANUCES Research Fellow Dr Katherine Daniell has been awarded the G. Burton Medal prize for her book "Co-engineering and participatory water management: organisational challenges for water governance". The prize has been awarded for the best hydrological-related publication by an ACT-residing author in 2012-2013 (by the Hydrological Society, Canberra). Congratulations!Read more

15
Oct
2015

Americans debate US politics in Canberra

On the 14th October 2015 SPIR hosted seven young US up and coming political leaders to discuss the 2016 US Election. SPIR was delighted to host seven visitors from the United States to ANU, a mix of current and former elected representatives, campaigners, and lobbyists, on their visit to Australia organized by Australia Political Exchange Council. Professor Simon Jackman, Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science, moderated...Read more

07
Oct
2015

ANCLAS guest speaker Zeljko Jokic, has just published his latest book.

'The Living Ancestors Shamanism, Cosmos and Cultural Change among the Yanomami of the Upper Orinoco' by Zeljko Jokic. This phenomenologically oriented ethnography focuses on experiential aspects of Yanomami shamanism, including shamanistic activities in the context of cultural change. The author interweaves ethnographic material with theoretical components of a holographic principle, or the idea that the “part is equal to the whole,” which is...Read more

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