School of Politics and International Relations - News

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

04
Dec
2015

SPIR academic returns from monitoring Myanmar’s historic election

On 8 November, millions of people voted in Myanmar’s first national multi-party elections in decades. School of Politics and International Relations’ lecturer Richard Frank was there as a short-term election observer for the US-based Carter Center . Dr. Frank was part of a ten-day short-term... Read more

01
Dec
2015

SPIR academics win prestigious joint research grant

School of Politics and International Relations academics Professor Keith Dowding and Dr Matthew Kerby are among the 100 winners of grant funding by the Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Scheme. Professor Dowding’s team was the sole winner from the College of Arts anbd Social Sciences,... Read more

25
Nov
2015

CASS staff recognised in Vice-Chancellor's staff excellence and service awards 2015

Eight College of Arts and Social Sciences staff were recognised last night in the Vice-Chancellor’s staff excellence and service awards . The awards are given out annually and they serve to support, encourage and recognise excellence in achievement and contributions that advance the University’s... Read more

18
Nov
2015

Interns off to a Washington winter wonderland

Canberran Claire Gunton is among six ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences students who will make the trip of a lifetime from January to February to better understand the American political system. Claire, an ANU part-time student and full-time Commonwealth public servant, will head to Washington... Read more

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... 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... Read more

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