Conferences and forums

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Regional Studies Association Inaugural Australasian Conference 2015

Rethinking the Region & Regionalism in Australasia: Challenges & Opportunities for the 21st Century Date and location  31st August, 2015 – 2nd September, 2015  RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Conference details REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Cities and regions in Australia and New Zealand have experienced more than 30 years of social and demographic dynamism as a consequence [...]

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5th International Disaster and Risk Conference

24–28 August 2014, Davos, Switzerland The International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014 is organised by Global Risk Forum (GRF) Davos in close cooperation with and under the patronage of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). IDRC Davos 2014 attempts to find solutions to today’s challenges by managing risks, reducing disasters [...]

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OCIS 2014
Oceanic Conference on International Studies 2014

          9–11 July 2014, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia The sixth OCIS builds on previous successful conferences held at the Australian National University (2004), the University of Melbourne (2006), the University of Queensland (2008), the University of Auckland (2010), and the University of Sydney (2012), and brings Oceania’s largest conference on [...]

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People and the Planet 2013: Transforming the Future

2–4 July 2013, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. We are living through a period in human history when life on this planet is in danger of becoming unsustainable for many of its species—including us. More than a century ago, when Charles Dickens wrote the Tale of Two Cities, his words told of a deep ambivalence: ‘it [...]

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Towards a Research Partnership in Disaster Management and Resilience Symposium

29 November 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. RMIT and the University of Salford Centre for Disaster Resilience is hosting this one-day symposium International research linkages are increasingly becoming important in securing competitive grants and demonstrating global impact. This one-day research symposium will enable the sharing of disaster and resilience research undertaken by RMIT University and [...]

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City Maintenance

17-18 October 2012, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore. City maintenance is usually taken for granted as a background feature of cities, done in the quiet of night as part of engineer’s or waste collector’s secret business. Maintenance, done well, should however, be seen as part of the central and long-term planning of a city. It is crucial [...]

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Wellbeing not Winning: Sport and Men’s Health in Aboriginal Communities
Wellbeing not Winning: Sport and Men’s Health in Aboriginal Communities

2 October 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. We are convening this one-day research and practice symposium to bring together speakers with firsthand experience of issues associated with men’s health in the context of sport. Through sharing our experiences, we aim to gain fresh insights into meaningful ways in which young Aboriginal men can engage in [...]

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Global Studies Consortium 2012

14-17 June 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Organizers: RMIT University Sponsors: Global Cities Research Institute (Day 1) The Global Studies Consortium Annual Meeting brings together scholars working in the broad field of Global Studies.  In addition to showcasing research at the Global Cities Institute, the gathering opens opportunities for RMIT academics and international scholars to [...]

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Human Security and Natural Disasters Conference

20-22 February 2012, Tokyo, Japan. Organizers: Waseda University, United Nations University, Global Cities Research Institute, RMIT Sponsors: The Japan Foundation and the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme Environmental security was identified as a core component of human security, as outlined in UNDP’s 1994 report. Nevertheless, human security debates and policies have tended to focus [...]

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