School of Politics and International Relations - News

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

18
Apr
2016

Students return from first ANU internship in Taiwan

Three ANU students of politics, Eric Chen, Bessie Zhang and Mike Cheung, have returned to Canberra after completing the university’s first internship program with partner institutions in Taiwan. The Taiwan Public Policy Internship Program, which began in 2015, is coordinated by the Australia and... Read more

01
Apr
2016

Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines remain number one in Australia

The College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) has again excelled in the latest round of QS World University rankings. Anthropology and Archaeology have been ranked for the first time in the QS World rankings, receiving rankings of 7 th and 8 th in the world respectively, and number one in... Read more

01
Mar
2016

ANU signs Memo of Understanding with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 1 March between ANU’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). The MoU was concluded during an IFES delegation visit to ANU’s College of Arts & Social Sciences. The IFES delegation... Read more

25
Feb
2016

Three months in Doha, a PhD candidate researches geopolitics in the Middle East

Although the holy month of Ramadan was over and the heyday of the summer had already stayed behind, the friendly Middle Eastern environment and the warm temperatures of the desert were still felt in the Gulf. That was the impression Erick Viramontes got when he arrived in Qatar in September 2015 to... Read more

22
Feb
2016

Latin American governments and the politics of oil takes PhD researcher to South America and the Caribbean

Research fieldwork took PhD candidate Carlos Eduardo Morreo to South America and the Caribbean to investigate how the politics of oil and Latin American left-wing governments mix. “When we hear people talk about oil and politics, we curiously tend to erase politics and simply hear ‘oil prices’”,... Read more

05
Feb
2016

ANU Spanish language student bound for Chile

Katya Murphy can’t stop smiling as she boards a plane today to take off for the experience of a lifetime. The Australian National University student is the inaugural winner of the Bernard Wheelahan Latin American Travel Grant, which will fund her semester studying in Chile. Katya, who is... Read more

29
Jan
2016

New ANU project to research post-election disputes and their causes

An Australian National University political scientist has won an esteemed ARC grant for an international project investigating why some political parties in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia reject election results. Dr Svitlana Chernykh, an ANU School of Politics and International Relations lecturer... Read more

28
Jan
2016

ANU CES Fellow Dr Brendan Nelson AO awarded Australia Day honour

A Distinguished Research Fellow in the Australian National University’s Centre for European Studies has been formally recognised in the 2016 Australia Day honours list. The Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his distinguished service to the Australian... Read more

25
Jan
2016

Top ANU graduates appointed Australian diplomatic leaders

Two ANU alumni who studied arts and politics have been appointed Australia’s top diplomats to Vietnam’s southern economic hub and Brazil. Karen Lanyon, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Law double degree majoring in international politics and law, has begun her posting as Consul-General to... Read more

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