Postgraduate and honours students are invited to submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to, by August 31 2018.

Papers in History, Politics, English, International Relations, Media Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, and all other areas of the humanities and social sciences are welcome.

Please register by Friday October 26, 2018.

Registration is free!

Date: Wednesday October 31, 2018

Location: Lecture Theatre South (Building 30), UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT. 


Building an Academic Career

Professor Leslie Homes, University of Melbourne

Leslie Holmes has been a Professor of Political Science at the University of Melbourne since 1988, and Professor Emeritus there since 2014. He also teaches every year in Warsaw and Beijing, and occasionally at the International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna. He has authored or edited 16 books – including Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2015) - and his work has been published in 16 languages.

He specialises in post-communism, corruption and organised crime. Professor Holmes has been a consultant on corruption to the World Bank, Transparency International and the Swiss government, and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1995. In 2017, he was given a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Australian Political Studies Association.


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