Development and Academia: experiences of an international convention

The International Studies Association 58th Annual Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland from February 22nd – 25th, 2017. It was organised by the International Studies Association, a premier organization promoting research activities since 1959  through connecting scholars and practitioners in the field of international studies. The theme of the convention was “Understanding Change in World Politics”. The theme resonated with the current political climate in America which impacted the participation of some of the potential attendees … Read more…

From Melbourne to Brasil: pursuing my gender justice goals through an internship of a lifetime

My story began very unremarkably: I applied for a last minute internship opportunity with Oxfam’s gender justice unit that had been created as a result of the Oxfam-Monash partnership. I emailed back with my CV within a few minutes (thank you email notifications!), and was eventually shortlisted for an interview with Kim Henderson, Oxfam’s gender justice lead. I was pretty nervous, but the interview ended up being a casual chat over a coffee in a … Read more…

WYLT… Attend this IPCS Seminar?

Visualising Solidarity: Forging everyday humanitarianism through public representations of development Prof. Uma Kothari Since the 1980s there has been a vast proliferation of campaigns, charity adverts, musical movements, fair trade marketing, celebrity endorsements and media promotions to support humanitarian causes. More recently, we have witnessed a growth in the role of visual media in guiding diverse publics on how they might perceive and act upon calls for a shared responsibility. Foundational to the success of … Read more…

Photo Friday: #BYOB Workshop

For this Photo Friday we are sharing some snaps of Wednesday’s #BYOB (Bring Your Own Brand) Workshop. A massive thank you to Karalyn Brown, Founder of InterviewIQ, who is an excellent and engaging Human Resources expert. Her experience and knowledge of the industry was delivered with her approachable manner and she willingly answered questions from the students, finding specific solutions to particular cases. The workshop was a great opportunity for incoming students to share their thoughts … Read more…