School of Politics and International Relations - News

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

18
Jan
2016

New Staff arrive at SPIR in 2016

The School is pleased to announce that a number of new staff will be starting with the school in 2016. This is an exciting time for the school with new colleagues and new courses being introduced as part of the Schools transition to a more dynamic program and course structure. The new staff bring... Read more

22
Dec
2015

SPIR student, Natalia Beghin, attends International Undergraduate Awards

My name is Natalia Beghin and I am a third year undergraduate student studying International Relations and Political Science under the new vertical double degree structure here at the ANU. Over the past 18 months I’ve had the opportunity to pursue scholarships at Fudan University in China, Yale... Read more

17
Dec
2015

Graduate gets a snapshot of the world

International Relations graduate Sam Davies believes his ANU experience has set him up for a career in Australia or abroad. "I think it is really important to combine theory and practical education and I've been lucky enough to do that during my time at ANU," Mr Davies said. Mr Davies graduates... Read more

04
Dec
2015

ERA results show ANU remains Australia’s best university for Political Science research

The Australian National University (ANU) continues to lead the nation in Political Science research, the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results show. The ANU received the highest rating for its research into political science, with its output considered to be well above world... Read more

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