Seminars

Stories of Climate Change
Monash University, Room 901, Building S, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield Campus
Event Date: Mon 23 Oct

Over 10 years ago, in an issue of Granta, environmentalist Bill McKibben lamented the fact climate change has not been able to capture the public imagination to the extent that threats of war or nuclear apocalypse were able to do last century.

Breast cancer screening, the welfare state and biomedicalization
Monash University, Room N402, (Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus
Event Date: Thu 26 Oct

This paper will explore if the biomedicalization hypothesis is relevant for breast cancer screening in a welfare state context, exemplified though the case of Norway.

From Counterculture to Subculture the Study of Social Movement in Japan after the 3.11 Disaster
Monash University, Japanese Studies Centre Auditorium, 12 Ancora Imparo Way, Clayton Campus
Event Date: Wed 01 Nov

From Counterculture to Subculture the Study of Social Movement in Japan after the 3.11 Disaster

Health & Biofutures Seminar: Chemsex: a case for gay analysis
Monash University, Room E561, (Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus
Event Date: Fri 03 Nov

This paper problematises the conceptualisation of chemsex by investigating its emergence, parameters, presumptions and particular exclusions. I argue that recent attempts to make chemsex public are so committed to normative intimacy that the many pleasures and possibilities associated with gay sex and drug use are only ever allowed to emerge as dangerous.

Microfinance: problems, critiques, solutions
Monash College
Event Date: Thu 09 Nov

The seminar aims to engage academics, students and practitioners in policy-relevant debate over the efficacy of programs to alleviate poverty.

How to be a successful general: military decision-making in the 21st century’
Building 11, Level 4, Room N402
Event Date: Wed 15 Nov

Command has long been a major concern for military historians and security studies scholars. This paper analyses the transformation of command in the 21st century.

Explaining the Rise of Diaspora Institutions
Room N202, Menzies Building, Monash University
Event Date: Thu 16 Nov

Origin-state institutions dedicated to emigrants and their descendants have been largely unnoticed by mainstream political studies even though diaspora institutions are now found in over half the countries of the world.