2014 ASSA Symposium

The ASSA Symposium 2014 will be held in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)at the Shine Dome, Canberra on Tuesday …

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ASSA workshop report: The globalisation of international society ...

A report on the recent ASSA funded workshop The globalisation of international society has been added to the ASSA website.
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Media release: 2014 Paul Bourke Award and Panel Commendations for Early Career ...

The President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor Deborah Terry, is pleased to announce the winner of the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research 2014 and the winners of the Panel Awards for Early Career Research 2014. The Academy honours Australians in the early part of their career who have achieved excellence in scholarship in one or more fields of the social sciences from a shortlist of four outstanding early career researchers for the Panel Commendations for Early Career Research (one from each panel of the Academy) from whom will be selected one exceptional researcher to be the recipient of the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research.
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Professor Anne Cutler announced as 2014 ISCA Medallist ...

The Academy congratulates Fellow Anne Cutler who was announced 2014 ISCA Medallist.
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Applications now open for 2015 Australia-China (CASS) Joint Action Program

The Australia-China exchange grant brings together Australian-based social scientists with researchers from China (CASS). In 2015, at least four grants will be awarded to four teams of social scientists from Australia and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). Successful applications will receive $7000AU to contribute to this research project. Applications are due by Monday, 3 November 2014. Please visit the link below to get more information about the Australia-China (CASS) Joint Action Program and to download the application form.
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Recipients of the 2014 Australia-China (CASS) Joint Action Program announced

The recipients of the 2014 Australia-China (CASS) Joint Action Program grant have been announced. Please visit the link below to see the list of the recipients and get more information about the ASSA Bilateral Programs.
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Fellows in the news

Professor Anne Cutler announced as 2014 ISCA Medallist

The Academy congratulates Fellow Anne Cutler who was announced 2014 ISCA Medallist. ...

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Professor Philip Pettit FASSA awarded Spitz Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Philip Pettit FASSA who has been awarded the David and Elaine Spitz Prize for his 2012 book On the People’s...

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Dr Neal Blewett honoured for bipartisan work against AIDS

The Academy congratulates former Labor health minister Dr Neal Blewett AC FASSA, and his then Liberal counterpart, Dr Peter Baume AC. They were presented with...

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Professor Simon Chapman's "plain packaging tobacco" strikes again

Smoking rates over the past three years have seen the biggest drops ever recorded. "This is champagne-cork pulling time", Professor Simon Chapman...

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Chris Reus-Smit wins Susan Strange Best Book Prize

The Academy congratulates Professor Christian Reus-Smit FASSA, who has been announced the winner of the 2014 Susan Strange Best Book Prize by...

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Barry Jones recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that the Honourable Dr Barry Owen Jones AO was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Dr Barbara Caine was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Member (AM) in the...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Professor Peter Bishop Dixon was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as Officer (AO)...

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ASSA Fellow recognized in the 2014 Queen's Birthday

The Academy is proud to announce that Dr Tim Bonyhady was recognised as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2014 as...

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Peter Shergold appointed head of TEQSA Council

The Academy congratulates Professor Peter Shergold AC, FASSA who was appointed head of TEQSA Council. Professor Peter Shergold AC, FASSA was appointed...

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Professor Janeen Baxter will lead a new, multi-million

The Academy congratulates Professor Janeen Baxter FASSA, ARC Professorial Fellow at The University of Queensland (UQ) Institute for Social Science Research and...

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Professor Amin Saikal AM received the Australian National University

The Academy congratulates Professor Amin Saikal AM on receiving the Australian National University Award for "advancing the reputation of the University". Prof Saikal has...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Emeritus Professor Malcolm Preston

The Academy congratulates, Emeritus Professor Malcolm Preston Skilbeck AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to tertiary...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Anthony (Tony) Roland

The Academy congratulates, Professor Anthony (Tony) Roland Blackshield AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Charles David Throsby

The Academy congratulates, Professor Charles David Throsby AO, who was conferred Officer (AO) in the General Division for distinguished service to the community...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Phyllis Noemi Butow

The Academy congratulates, Professor Phyllis Noemi Butow AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to medicine in...

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Australia Day 2014 honours for Professor Ruth Fincher AM

The Academy congratulates, Professor Ruth Fincher AM, who was conferred Member (AM) in the General Division for significant service to education, particularly geography...

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Neuropsychology Honour for Professor Emerita Gina Geffen AM

The Academy congratulates Fellow Gina Geffen AM FASSA, who has received the 2013 Award of Distinction of the College Of Clinical Neuropsychologists...

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Professor Adam Graycar FASSA has become President of the

The Academy congratulates Professor Adam Graycar FASSA, Director, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, who has become President of the Australian Social Policy...

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Professor Dennis Altman awarded Simon & Ganon Award

The Academy congratulates Fellow Professor Dennis Altman, who has been awarded the Simon & Gagnon award by the American Sociological Association for research in...

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Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award for Emeritus Professor

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Gina Geffen AM, FASSA, who has been selected to receive the prestigious Paul Satz-INS Career Mentoring Award from the...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for Dr Duncan Standon

The Academy congratulates Dr Duncan Standon Ironmonger AM, Victoria, who was conferred Member (AM) in the general division for significant service to economics...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for Emeritus Professor Norman

The Academy congratulates Emeritus Professor Norman Alan Etherington AM, South/Western Australia who was conferred Member (AM) in the general division for significant service...

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Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Simon Chapman

The Academy congratulates Professor Simon Fenton Chapman AO, NSW. who was conferred Officer (AO) in the general division for distinguished service to...

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David Walker appointed BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies

ASSA congratulates Fellow Professor David Walker who has been appointed as the inaugural BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University....

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Bill Gammage wins Victorian Prize for Literature

ASSA Fellow Professor Bill Gammage has won Australia’s largest literary award, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature. The prize is part of...

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Jane Stapleton receives William L Prosser Award

Professor Jane Stapleton from the ANU College of Law has been announced as the first Australian recipient of the Association of American...

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Bill Gammage wins PMs prize for Australian history

On 3 July 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Simon Crean announced the winners of the 2012 Prime Minister's Literary...

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Jane Stapleton elected Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn

Professor Jane Stapleton, FASSA, from the ANU College of Law has been elected as an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn. The Honourable...

Keith Hancock Lecture 2014

By Professor Simon Ville FASSA at University of Wollongong

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, in conjunction with the University of Wollongong is pleased to present its 2014 Keith Hancock Lecture on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

Events coming up

Please note: Workshops are by invitation only

29 October 2014 | Lecture
Resilience and fragility in the Asian Century
@ Building 67, Lecture Theatre 104, University of Wollongong.

11 November 2014 | Lecture
The case of the income contingent loan
@ Shine Dome, Canberra

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