Special Seminar 1: Getting to Know the North-South Initiative
Speaker: Mr Adrian Pereira, Executive Director
Date: 26 October 2016
Venue: Room 6-2-14 (Building 6, Level 2, Room No 14)
Contact person: Eswary Sivalingam (Logistics) and Prof Helen Nesadurai (Academic matters)
This session introduces this youth-focused initiative based in Malaysia to academic staff and students, especially graduate researchers, to facilitate future collaboration in research and analysis, community engagement, and student training/internship opportunities that will benefit both parties -- Monash Malaysia staff and students, as well as the NSI. Briefly, the NSI is interested in collaborating on the following key programmes that it runs:
(a) Empowering local farmers through pro-people and pro-environmental agricultural technologies and practices;
(b) Borneo Youth for Social Action on Environmental Justice;
(c) Migrant workers in Malaysia;
(d) Human rights-based conflict resolution and peace building in Southeast Asia;
(e) Promoting Integrity in Governance, Democracy and Development.
This briefing provides the opportunity for staff and graduate students to learn about how they can engage with and impact on the wider community through working with the NSI, which is seeking academic input into its programmes to make more effective its advocacy on behalf of local communities.
Special Seminar 2: Warwick University’s Research Priorities and Collaboration Possibilities
Speaker: Prof Shaun Breslin, Warwick University
Date: 9 November 2016
Venue: Room 2-6-41 (Building 2, Level 6, Room No 41)
Contact person: Fong Yew Soon (Logistics) and Prof Helen Nesadurai (Academic matters)
This special seminar introduces Warwick University’s Global Research Priorities (GRP) to Monash Malaysia academic staff, thus serving as a bridge to future collaboration under the Monash-Warwick Strategic Alliance between academic staff at Monash Malaysia and Warwick University. Prof Shaun Breslin, Professor at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Warwick University will outline Warwick’s Global Research Priorities programme, which addresses various challenges in today’s world through multidisciplinary research in 11 key areas of international significance, including food, sustainable cities, energy, innovative manufacturing, cyber-security, global governance, international development, and connecting cultures, among others.