School of Politics and International Relations - News

17
Jan
2017

2016 Australian Election Study

From left, study authors Professor Ian McAllister, Sarah Cameron, and Dr Jill Sheppard, at the launch in Parliament House, Canberra Download the full report here. [PDF, 3MB] A major review of the 2016 Australian election by researchers in the School of Politics and International Relations has found... Read more

22
Nov
2016

APSA Workshop on Gender Innovation in Political Science

The APSA Workshop on Gender Innovation in Political Science, convened by Marian Sawer and Kerryn Baker, was held at the ANU on 10 and 11 November. The workshop was a sequel to the 2011 APSA workshop on the advancement of women in political science and was again co-sponsored by SPIR and the Gender... Read more

28
Sep
2016

PhD student's research finds gender bias in Australian media

New research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found significant gender bias in Australia's political media. The research involved a contextual analysis of media coverage relating to the Julia Gillard's and Malcolm Turnbull's respective rises to the role of Prime Minister... Read more

15
Sep
2016

PhD Writing Retreat at ANU Coastal Campus

Last weekend SPIR PhD students enjoyed a productive Writing Retreat at the ANU Kioloa Coastal Campus. The retreat took place from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September, attended by nine SPIR PhD students and Prof. Ian McAllister. Over the two and a half days of the retreat participants enjoyed... Read more

23
Aug
2016

Discover all you want to know about Politics and International Relations at the ANU Open Day

If you’re thinking of studying Political Science or International Relations at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level, or if you’re a parent, family member or friend wondering what it’s all about, then come along to the ANU Open Day! Read more.Read more

06
Jul
2016

PhD Student Val Barrett reports on her field work in the UK Parliament

FIELD WORK IN THE UK PARLIAMENT MAY-JUNE 2016 I have just returned from an exciting period of SPIR-supported field work in London. My seven weeks working from the UK Parliament (with occasional visits to University College London) coincided with a tumultuous time in UK politics. Although my... Read more

31
May
2016

New Staff Arriving At SPIR

The School is pleased to announce that a number of new staff will soon be arriving. These new staff members bring with them exciting new expertise in their respective fields. We look forward to welcoming them to the ANU community. Our new staff: Prof. Patrick Dumont arrriving in July 2017. His... Read more

25
May
2016

ANU student off to Geneva for World Trade Organisation internship

A student at The Australian National University (ANU) will work in Geneva on an eight-week internship with Australia’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Zack Drury understands it’s the first time the mission has offered the opportunity, which will run 30 May-29 July. “I’ll be... Read more

13
May
2016

SPIR academics comment on the situation in Brazil

The political crisis in Brazil involving President Dilma Rousseff is attracting worldwide attention. SPIR academics have been active in the media commenting on the developing story. See their contributions below. This page will be regularly updated with new interviews as they come to hand. Dr Sean... Read more

13
May
2016

ANU Arts alumnus appointed High Commissioner to Ghana

An arts and politics alumnus from The Australian National University (ANU) has been appointed Australia’s next top diplomat to west Africa. Andrew Barnes ( B Arts ’85) will from June become the High Commissioner in Accra, Ghana. The Australian High Commission, equivalent to an embassy, also has... Read more

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