News: School of Social Sciences

In the Eye of the Storm Book Launch

A Literary Dinner was recently held at Soi 25 Restaurant and Bar in Sydney to celebrate the publication of Assoc. Prof. Paul Sendziuk’s co-authored book, In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia’s Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis. The event featured the authors in conversation with host Brandan Bear, and was presented by The Bookshop Darlinghurst, the AIDS Council of NSW, City of Sydney and NewSouth Books. (Photos by Deep Field Photography.)

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Asian Cultures students learn Japanese etiquette

The differences in etiquette between Japan and the West can be difficult to understand for first-time visitors to Japan, but in a session with expert Eri Dennis, students are offered unique insight into Japanese business etiquette, as well as the culture and communication features of Japan and China, across industry, government and society in general.

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Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

Japanese Consul-General holds Order of the Rising Sun award ceremony for Emeritus Professor Purnendra Jain in Adelaide

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Adelaide to Shanghai: Taking Australia’s game to the world

On February 19 , Wakefield Press held a book launch for Andrew Hunter’s Port Adelaide to Shanghai: Taking Australia’s game to the world.

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Illustratio: Adelaide Journal of Politics and International Relations Publication

The student-run Politics and International Relations Association (PIRA) has published the first issue of their journal "Illustratio: Adelaide Journal of Politics and International Relations".

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Global Politics students listen in to Professor Julia Gillard

Professor Julia Gillard fielded student questions in an interview with Dr Benito Cao as part of the Introduction to Global Politics class. Topics included women in leadership and education, and how she would have handled US President Donald Trump as Prime Minister.

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Department of Geography, Environment and Population awards ceremony goes virtual

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Last week the Department of Geography, Environment and Population awarded prizes to the top students of 2019, virtually.

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Guest lecture webinar held for Department of Asian Studies

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This month, the Department of Asian Studies hosted a guest lecture focused on Japanese culture and etiquette for students enrolled in the Introduction to Asian Cultures undergraduate course.

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Congratulations to Adjunct Professor Purnendra Jain

On Showa Day (29 April), the Government of Japan, on behalf of the Emperor, conferred on Adjunct Professor Purnendra Jain its highest award for which a foreigner is eligible – The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon (旭日中綬賞).

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