Dr Maria Rost Rublee (International Relations) recently presented to the Engineers Australia Nuclear Engineering Panel on the 23rd of March.
Dr Rublee discussed nuclear politics in Australia and provided social sciences analysis on “Nuclear and the Social Conscience” to those who attended the Engineers Australia presentation.
What does “nuclear” mean to Australians? This talk will focus on how the social construction of “nuclear” has shaped Australian policy about nuclear weapons, nuclear disarmament, and even nuclear energy. Now that nuclear commerce is on the agenda – with federal discussions of nuclear waste sites and South Australia pondering whether to ramp up its nuclear-related activity — it is more important than ever to be clear about the various meanings, emotions and ideas with which we have imbued the concept of “nuclear.”
In particular, Australia faces a serious choice about whether it will engage in nuclear-related activities that have the technical capacity to be used for military purposes. Nuclear decision-making in the next few years will not only create domestic economic and environmental impacts, but also have the potential of creating international diplomatic and reputational ripples.
About Dr Rublee:
Maria Rost Rublee is a international expert on global nuclear politics and a senior lecturer at Monash University.
An award-winning author, Dr. Rublee focuses on how concepts such as “power” and “security” are constructed in domestic and international debates about nuclear weapons. She has received grants from the United States Institute of Peace, the International Studies Association, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Asia:NZ Foundation, and the Japan Foundation.
Dr. Rublee is a frequent speaker at public, academic and governmental conferences. She is Vice Chair of the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association and a member of the international Fissile Material Working Group.
What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Presented by Professor Robert Thomson. The United Kingdom’s momentous decision to leave the European Union … Continue reading What can we learn from Brexit about democracy and international negotiations?
Public lecture: Paul Strangio reflects on Federal Parliament’s Melbourne years
Professor Paul Strangio from Monash University will present a free public lecture on the significance of the first Australian federal parliamentary sittings in Melbourne over a quarter of a century ago.
Zareh Ghazarian delivers Senate Occasional Lecture
Dr Zareh Ghazarian, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations from the School of Social Sciences, delivered the Senate Occasional Lecture in Parliament House, Canberra on 17 March, 2017.
Paul Strangio at the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series
Monash Art’s Associate Professor Paul Strangio will be giving a lecture in Canberra this week as part of the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series entitled “The Australian Prime Ministership–Origins and Evolution”.
Social Sciences grad Lucie Cadzow heads to Oxford on Clarendon Scholarship
A Monash Social Sciences graduate has won a scholarship to study at the University of … Continue reading Social Sciences grad Lucie Cadzow heads to Oxford on Clarendon Scholarship
Monash Arts undergraduate showcases her work at ACUR
Monash Social Sciences student, Magdalena Janas, was selected to be the Faculty of Arts’ representative … Continue reading Monash Arts undergraduate showcases her work at ACUR
Defence and Security in the real world: Monash students attend ADFA Conference
Five Monash undergraduate students were selected to participate in the 2015 Security and Strategy undergraduate … Continue reading Defence and Security in the real world: Monash students attend ADFA Conference
Highlighting 25 years of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
This year the Victorian Parliament celebrates the 25 Year Anniversary of the Internship Program. The … Continue reading Highlighting 25 years of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program
Master of International Relations program
Our world is being shaped by big questions about global justice, war, peace, social movements, … Continue reading Master of International Relations program
From intern to “in government”: Premier-elect a former Monash Politics student
Victoria’s Premier-elect, Daniel Andrews, is yet another graduate of the Monash Politics program to be … Continue reading From intern to “in government”: Premier-elect a former Monash Politics student
Politics Academics Lunch with US Ambassador John Berry
The Alliance with the United States has been the cornerstone of Australia’s defence and foreign … Continue reading Politics Academics Lunch with US Ambassador John Berry
Celebrating 25 Years of the Parliamentary Internship Program
Did you complete an Internship at the Victorian Parliament during your undergraduate degree? The Parliament … Continue reading Celebrating 25 Years of the Parliamentary Internship Program