Emeritus Professor Jim Walter

Professor Jim Walter’s transition to Emeritus Professor was celebrated at a dinner in early October hosted by Professor Sharon Pickering, Head of the School of Social Sciences. Monash Vice Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardiner, Jim’s family and many of his colleagues from Politics and International relations attended.

Speeches by Associate Professor Paul Strangio and the Vice Chancellor paid tribute to Jim’s outstanding scholarship and his exemplary leadership; his influence on the growth of the School of Social Sciences (formerly Political and Social Inquiry) and on the trajectory of Australian political science are a lasting legacy. Jim plans to continue with his current projects and research activities.