Join us for this weeks roundup of inspiring Scholar news...
Featured Podcast - Andrew Hudson
What's it like to be an international peacekeeper, saving thousands of lives across Africa & securing UN agreements to aid starving Syrians? Listen to our podcast with Andrew Hudson, a 2005 John Monash Scholar who is passionately working to ensure equity for all.
Whose voices are more privileged in the discussion of climate change?
The Institute of Historical Research has published an essay by Harriet Mercer, 2016 ANZAC Centenary John Monash Scholar. In her essay, Harriet draws on her postgraduate research of late 18-19th century Australian history and the value of using indigenous knowledge for solving environmental crises. Read her essay here.
Congratulations Dr Brett Shannon, 2021 Australian Universities John Monash Scholar!
Dr Brett Shannon has been nominated as a finalist in the 2021 ARPA National Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awardsin the category ‘Outstanding Achievement in RTW Award - ARPA Associates and Stakeholders’. ARPA (The Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association) promotes best practice rehabilitation services and supports families through to large national providers.
The Concert To Reunite the World
CEO of Global Citizen and 2008 John Monash Scholar Hugh Evans has hosted the first COVID safe live music event, where guests had to produce vaccine cards to prove they had been inoculated. Hosted by Selena Gomez, VAX LIVE is going to be aired in the US across major networks and viewers will be able to donate funds that will contribute towards ensuring no one gets left behind in the vaccine rollout. Viewers from outside the US can tune in on YouTube, learn more here.
Parliamentary inquiry into extremism and radicalism
2008 John Monash Scholar Major General Roger Noble AO, DSC, CSC is participating in an inquiry led by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Counter-terrorism legislation and policies are under review alongside an exploration of the role of social media and its impact on very young Australians. Read more here.