David Mickler

New Africa unit a hit with Political Science students

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The UWA Energy and Minerals Institute have written a great piece on the new units with a focus on Africa being taught this semester at undergraduate and postgraduate level by Dr David Mickler from Political Science and International Relations. They have very kindly agreed to share the piece with us:

Mark Beeson

The great Chinese investment conundrum - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 March 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. Last week he looked at the implications of the recent decision to restrict Chinese investment in real estate and wondered whether it highlights more general bilateral problems.' The great Chinese investment conundrum

The UWA and Temasek Polytechnic celebrate 10 years of student exchange

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Last Friday, 27 February, a celebration was held at Temasek Polytechnic marking the 10th year of the UWA Temasek exchange program. The celebration was attended by His Excellency the Australian High Commissioner for Singapore, Mr Philip Green, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UWA, Professor Krishna Sen, Associate Dean (International) Nick Harney as well as Media and Communication lecturers and dignitaries and staff from Temasek Polytechnic.

New degree to tackle emerging global development challenges

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A unique new international development degree at The University of Western Australia aims to equip students with the skills needed to tackle the increasingly complex array of global challenges facing aid and development agencies.

Nicola Fraschini

Introducing Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The School of Social Sciences is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to the Asian Studies Discipline, Dr Nicola Fraschini, Lecturer in Korean. Nicola comes to UWA from Sogang University Korean Language Education Center and this semester he is coordinating our first year Korean undergraduate unit KORE1401.

Mark Beeson

Iraq: graveyard of the believers - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 2 March 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he wonders whether the motivation for Tony Abbott's apparent desire to send combat troops to Iraq owes something his religously-informed view of the world: Iraq: graveyard of the believers

Mixed Race in Australia and the region - 8-10 June 2015, call for abstracts

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Mobilities and Belonging Initiative are calling for abstracts for their Mixed Race in Australia and the region symposium being held 8-10 June 2015 at UWA.

David Mickler

David Mickler, new co-editor of the The Australasian Review of African Studies

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Dr David Mickler from Political Science and International Relations has just been appointed as co-editor of the Australasian Review of African Studies. 

David Mickler

David Mickler and Mark Beeson write for The Conversation

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Political Science and International Relations lecturers David Mickler and Mark Beeson both have articles in The Conversation this week.

Mark Beeson

Can democracy cope? - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 16 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he considers whether democracies are facing multiple challenges from globalisation and a loss of legitimacy that may mean that they can no longer be able to deal with contemporary problems: Can democracy cope?

 

Associate Professor Martin Porr

Associate Professor Martin Porr wins Humboldt Fellowship

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Associate Professor Martin Porr has won an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship.  The fellowship, which will commence in August 2015 will see Martin based in Germany for 18 months working at the Senckenberg Museum and Research Institute in Frankfurt and the University of Tuebingen.

Final days of expedition reveal new Batavia burials

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A team of WA archaeologists and scientists has found the remains of four people in a sequence of remarkable discoveries at Beacon Island, part of the Houtman Abrolhos off the coast of Geraldton.

Associate Professor David Bourchier

Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia - A new book by Associate Professor David Bourchier

Monday, 9 February 2015

Asian Studies' David Bourchier has published a new book with Routledge, 'Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia'.

Gates Foundation is too big to ignore the politics of poverty - Professor Graham Brown writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Graham Brown, the School of Social Sciences' new Professor of International Development, has published an article in The Conversation on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the politics of development assistance.  In the article, Prof Brown argues that the Gates Foundation has grown to big to ignore the political issues surrounding poverty.  He suggests that while their massive financial commitment to finding solutions for major public health challenges is admirable, they should start engaging more with political issues in order to reach those most in need of their assistance

The intellectual Premier League - Mark Beeson writes for The Conversation

Monday, 9 February 2015

Professor Mark Beeson from Political Science and International Relations  regularly contributes to The Conversation. This week he explores what it takes to have a major intellectual impact in the social sciences and offers an original way of ranking the some of the all time greats and not so greats: The intellectual Premier League.

 

Expedition reveals new Batavia burial site

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Archaeologists from The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Museum are back at Beacon Island examining archaeological sites related to one of WA's most famous shipwrecks, the Batavia.

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

Thursday, 22 January 2015

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce.

Sophie Richard

Perthites wanted for study on the Aussie lingo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English.

Brendan Hamlett at Yallabilli Mindi_credit Annie Carson

World class 3-D models help reveal cultural treasures

Monday, 7 July 2014

Cutting edge super-computer visualisations of Aboriginal sites in Western Australia's remote Weld Range are helping archaeologists and Wajarri Traditional Owners reveal the area's cultural and archaeological treasures and train a new generation of young Wajarri in how to protect their heritage.

Why are women delaying pregnancy?

Friday, 27 June 2014

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties.