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  October 2015

 
Where respect thrives over bullying, hate and prejudice

Where respect thrives over bullying, hate and prejudice

Arts alumna and co-founder of Project Rockit, Lucy Thomas discusses their fresh approach to an age old issue. Project Rockit is leading a youth-driven movement around Australia that seeks to empower young people to stand up against (cyber)bullying. Since their launch in 2006, Project Rockit has reached hundreds of thousands of young people and captured the attention of social media giants such as Facebook and Instagram. More...

 
The Two of Us

The Two of Us

A friendship between an established street artist and a criminology expert seems unlikely, but as the theoretical and practical worlds converged, the two forged a solid friendship built on their shared interests.

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Leading the charge to protect civilians

Leading the charge to protect civilians

Q&A with Andrew Hudson, Executive Director of human rights organisation Crisis Action, a leading international organisation working with global civil society to protect civilians from armed conflict.

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Gay? That's Ok!

Gay? That's Ok!

Faculty of Arts alumnus Lachlan Beaton campaigns for same-sex equality through sport after enduring years of self-hatred as a closeted player. Through Gay? That's Ok! Lachlan hopes to give other young people the confidence and reassurance they need to be themselves.

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Indigenous cadet working to preserve Dja Dja Wurrung language

Indigenous cadet working to preserve Dja Dja Wurrung language

Dja Dja Wurrung man Harley Dunolly-Lee is creating a dictionary to revive the language of his ancestors with the support of the Research Unit for Indigenous Languages.

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Alumna appointed to National Commission on Violence Against Women

Alumna appointed to National Commission on Violence Against Women

Senior Lecturer at the State Islamic University (UIN) in Bandung and a Faculty of Arts alumna Dr Nina Nurmila brings a wealth of knowledge on gender-based violence and human rights to the Indonesian Commission.

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Learning beyond the classroom

Learning beyond the classroom

For Bachelor of Arts student Larnie Hewat, the opportunity to step outside the classroom proved enriching and eye opening. Larnie travelled to Yogyakarta, Indonesia in the pilot program for Community Volunteering for Change - Global.

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Democracy in Transition Conference - December 2015

Democracy in Transition Conference - December 2015

The Melbourne School of Government’s Democracy in Transition conference presents new insights, collaborative solutions, and the opportunity to proactively develop the discussion on the future of democracy

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Message from the Dean

The opportunity and willingness to effect change is something that drives many of us to consider how the work we do can contribute to a better world.
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Upcoming lectures and events

Monday 26 October
6.00 - 7.30pm
Locating World Literature

Wednesday 28 October
5.30 - 6.30pm
The revival of Victorian Aboriginal languages

Sunday 1 November
5.00 - 11.00pm
Melbourne Band Map - A Primary Node

Thursday 5 November
6.00 – 7.30pm
Australian Environmental Histories: Challenging Global Orthodoxies

Tuesday 10 November
6.30 - 7.30pm
The 2015 John Barry Memorial Lecture
The Cultural Afterlife of Criminal Evidence

Tuesday 1 December
6.30pm - 7.00pm
Australian Anthropological Society
'Other times, other customs: islands of nostalgia and hope.'


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