Master of International Crisis Management

  • The Master of International Crisis Management aims to develop the required knowledge, skills and competencies for responding to complex emergencies and post-crisis management.  Crises created by both human and natural causes are covered.

    It has been designed to meet the needs of professionals for academic training in the currently neglected field of complex crisis management, including the core issues of human security, conflict and natural disasters.

    The course introduces students to the principles of multi-disciplinary crisis management through case studies, and stresses the importance of a people-centred approach and a sound understanding of relevant issues such as human rights, vulnerable groups and sustainability. The specific role of technology and civilian and military responses are analysed by a team of world class scholars and experienced practitioners.

    Detailed information on the course structure is available at Course Offerings.


    Course code: 4051
    CRICOS code: 069268B


    Sharmini Sherrard
    Course Coordinator
    Tel +61 3 9903 5056

  • Public Forum. Speakers Panel. Q&A.Young women in Australia today have a range of opportunities before them, but barriers in the workforce prevent them from achieving full economic equality and empowerment.Women, wages and work analyses the imbalance, navigating topics like sexual andgender-based harassment in the workplace, the wage gap and the hotly debated issue of paid Read more
  • This report was written by Rebecca Barber on behalf of Save the Children and ASEAN Agreement for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Partnership Group (APG) Localising the Humanitarian Toolkit: Lessons from Recent Philippines Disasters,  “provides a case study of the challenges faced by national governments throughout the region in managing rapidly increasing disaster risk. But more Read more
  • Warmest congratulations to Professor Jacqui True, whose book, The Political Economy of Violence Against Women, (OUP, 2012), has won the American Political Science Association’s Human Rights Best Book Award. The citation prepared by the judging committee reads as follows: ‘After reviewing 23 books, which were published in 2012, members of the American Political Science Association Human Rights Read more
  • A round table discussion of Simone Weil’s On the Abolition of All Political Parties Wednesday 26 June 2013 A round table discussion, hosted by the Independent Scholars Association of Australia (ISAA) , of Simone Weil’s essay, On the Abolition of All Political Parties. In what seems to be the parlous state of current political discourse, this book, newly translated Read more
  •  CAREERS The Master of International Crisis Management is designed for students who intend to work in the growing field of complex crisis management.   Organisations that respond to natural hazards, conflict and other emergencies include the United Nations, non-governmental and civil society organisations, volunteer groups, the security sector, government and donor institutions.    The course also attracts mid-career professionals Read more
  •  Preserving cultural heritage during times of conflict is not easy and is made more difficult since war is associated with widespread destruction or looting.  The  discovery of the objects now being displayed at the Melbourne Museum tell a fascinating story of how historical events have contributed to Afghanistan’s heritage and the difficulties in preserving these Read more
  • Sudan – 10 years after Date: Thursday, 30 May 2013 Time: 6:00pm to 7:15pmVenue: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, MelbourneRSVP: or telephone 03 9905 3327 Full details: Public Forum – All Welcome 2013 is the ten year anniversary of the conflict in Darfur and sadly there is no end in sight for conflict, violence and Read more
  • Here is your opportunity! Event Details Date:  25 May from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm Venue:  Parliament of Victoria Open to:  All Cost:  Free Website: Description: A group of Monash students have come together to organize a Model Global Parliament that will be taking place at Melbourne’s Parliament House on Saturday, May 25th from 9-5pm. It’s a concept that has been encouraged Read more
  •  Rebuilding livelihoods following a disaster is increasingly being seen as vital to recovery.  Restoring and strengthening livelihoods helps households and communities prepare for future disasters by reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience.  Rebuilding livelihoods is now part of the early recovery framework for a post-disaster context.  The unit APG4063/5063 Building Livelihoods is designed to provide an Read more
  • Red Cross is currently recruiting for the Australian Volunteers for International Development program (funded by AusAID) and has several assignments in emergency management policy and practice.  Country postings include Philippines, Mongolia, Fiji and Vanuatu to commence in September 2013. Disaster Management & Planning Officer (Philippines) Help develop a disaster action plan that will assist some of the Read more