Social Sciences Stars 2018 – Melbourne

As part of the national Social Sciences Week, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis, and The Conversation.

Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday that week respectively.

In Melbourne, our speakers are leading public intellectual Emeritus Professor Robert Manne and ARC Future Fellow & Co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory Associate Professor Leanne Weber from Monash University.

The title of Robert’s talk is ‘The Refugees on Nauru and Manus Island: Reflections on the Responsibility of Australian Intellectuals’.

The title of Leanne’s talk is ‘Stars, constellations and black holes: How academics can increase the impact of border-related research’.

This event will be moderated by Misha Ketchell from The Conversation.

All welcome!

Please register by clicking on the ‘Website‘ link. 

Leanne Weber is Associate Professor of Criminology, co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She researches border control and migration policing using criminological and human rights frameworks. Her books include The Routledge International Handbook on Criminology and Human Rights, 2017...
Robert Manne is an Emeritus Professor of Politics and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe University. He is the author or editor of twenty-seven books, including The Petrov Affair; The Culture of Forgetting; In Denial; Left, Right, Left; Making Trouble; The Mind of the Islamic State; and most recently On Borrowed Time. Manne was editor of...
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