Monash Arts announces week long celebration of Social Sciences

From 9-15 September, Monash Arts celebrates Social Sciences Week with a jam-packed schedule of fascinating free panels and lectures. From tackling the challenges of talking about migration, to identifying the risks and opportunities of social media, to making an intimate femicide study count, Monash Arts’ academics will showcase the diversity of their discipline, and highlight how their research is helping to change our world for the better.

Major Events

Reimagining Migration: What Does the Future Hold for Australia?

From critiquing border regulation to analysing the experience of international students, academic experts will reimagine migration by bringing together issues often treated in isolation. This event will be moderated by Peter Mares, ABC journalist and  senior moderator for the Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership,  and recorded for ABC Radio National’s ‘Big Ideas’ programme.
Monday 9 September, 6.00-7.00pm
Where: Wheeler Centre, 176 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Panellists: Professor Alex Piquero (Monash University), Associate Professor Ly Tran (Deakin University), Associate Professor Joanna Howes (University of Adelaide), Associate Professor Leanne Weber (Monash University), Associate Professor Marie Segrave (Monash University)
Tickets: This event is FREE. Register here.

Public Trust in Social Media: Surveillance, Governance and Big Ideas for Better Futures

Led by Monash Arts’ world-leading researchers, this panel examines the challenges of social media in the age of surveillance and big data. While social media is firmly embedded in our daily lives, public trust has plummeted in the wake of data breaches and scandals about how our personal data is being used to profile us. Can we reconcile our reliance with our distrust? How might the governance of social media change in the future? And can social media – for all its pitfalls – play a role in the betterment of our world?
When: Tuesday 10 September, 6.00-7.00pm
Where: Monash Cultural Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne
Panellists: Associate ProfessorAsher Flynn (Criminology), Professor Mark Andrejevic (Media, Film and Communications), Akane Kanai (Media and Communications), Associate Professor Steven Roberts (Sociology), Dr Brady Robards (Sociology)
Tickets: This event is FREE. Register here.

On campus events

International Student Mental Health

Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett, Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre Deputy Director, and a panel of industry experts and practitioners offer insight into the mental health of international students.
When: Tuesday 10 September, 12.00-1.30pm
Where: Room E365, 20 Chancellor’s Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University
Presented by:
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett and panel
Registration: This event is FREE. Register here.

Assessing the Implementation of Women, Peace and Security in the Australian Defence Force

Sarah Brown, former Logistics Officer in the Australian Defence Force and 2019 Monash GPS Youth Fellow, brings personal, professional and academic insight to her interrogation of the implementation of WPS in the nation’s armed forces.
Wednesday 11 September, 10.30am-12pm
Where: Room E561, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellor’s Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University
Presented by:
Sarah Brown
Registration: This event is FREE. No registration necessary.

A Global Femicide Index: Who, What and How Do We Count?

Is counting the same as being counted? Experts from the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre reflect on the problems and possibilities of counting intimate femicide, and discuss their participation in the ongoing struggle to represent all women’s lives.
Wednesday11 September, 1.00-2.00pm
Where: Room N302, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellor’s Walk, Clayton Campus, Monash University
Presented by: Professor Jude McCulloch, Professor Jane Maree Maher, Dr Kate Fitzgibbon
Registration: This event is FREE. Register here.