Monash Arts announces Social Sciences Week events

From 7-11 September, Monash Arts celebrates Social Sciences Week with a series of free online panels and lectures set to shine light on some of the most prevalent issues of the 21st century.

From examining the impact of COVID-19 on gender-based violence, international education and digital lives, through to exploring pressing challenges in political leadership and sustainability, Monash University’s esteemed sociologists will showcase how their research is helping to change our world for the better.

COVID-19 and digital disruption

Monday 7 September, 2.00-3.00pm

Digital media have allowed us to carry on in many ways - to stay connected, to be entertained, and to keep learning. But what are the costs? What are the limitations? What are the opportunities?

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Bringing back our international students

Tuesday 8 September, 10.00-11.30am

Australia and New Zealand are major education exporters. The current COVID-19 crisis has presented great challenges to the sector, education institutions, and international students and their families.

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Place matters: Time for a sustainability reset?

Tuesday 8 September, 5.00-6.30pm

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, connections among households, public open spaces and urban life have all come into sharp focus, revealing numerous spatial inequalities across our cities.

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Gender and political leadership in Australia

Wednesday 9 September, 3.30-4.40pm

Ahead of their forthcoming book Gender and Political Leadership in Australia, the panellists will explore the role that gender identities, gender politics and gendered power relationships play in shaping political leadership in this country.

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Gender based violence and the COVID-19 pandemic
Thursday 10 September, 5.00-6.30pm

Researchers from Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and Monash Gender, Peace and Security will be in conversation about their research into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gendered violence.

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Uneven unfolding: The percussive effects of COVID-19
Friday 11 September, 4.00-5.00pm

From the perspective of medical anthropology, this international discussion will examine how the capacity to respond to the pandemic is uneven along the social fault lines of class, race, and gender.

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