Congratulations to Dr Sarah Teitt, Professor Kath Gelber and Associate Professor Matt McDonald on ARC Success!

27 Nov 2018

The School congratulates Professor Kath Gelber, Associate Professor Matt McDonald, and Dr Sarah Teitt on excellent results in the November 2018 ARC Grant Announcements! It is a testimony to the quality of our applicants and the merits of their projects.

From left to right: Dr Sarah Teitt (DECRA), Associate Professor Matt McDonald (Discovery) and Professor Katharine Gelber (Discovery).

Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019 round 1

E190101252         Dr Sarah Teitt    

China and the future of international peacebuilding.

This project aims to enhance the understanding and evaluate the impact of China's expanding role in international peacebuilding. Over the past decade, China has assumed a more proactive role in international peacebuilding. This project will generate new data to assess China as an emerging peacebuilding actor, and offer the first systematic cross-regional analysis that evaluates the impact of China’s new peacebuilding activism using case studies on Myanmar, Afghanistan and South Sudan. The expected outcome is an evidence-based policy analysis that can help policymakers and peacebuilding practitioners respond to China’s expanding peacebuilding presence in order support sustainable peace.          

Announced: 27/11/2018              

Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland

Primary FOR: 1606          

Funding Awarded: $401,000.00

 

Discovery Projects 2019 round 1

DP190100709     Associate Professor Matt McDonald

Climate change and national security: international responses.

This project aims to give a systematic account of how states facing different dynamics of threats associated with climate change have gone about developing distinct institutional responses, policy settings and practices. Climate change is increasingly recognised as a national security threat. A range of states have developed climate security strategies to address climate change that threaten defence infrastructure and contribute to population movements, regional instability and even conflict. The findings from this project will inform recommendations for Australian policy-makers in addressing the climate change-security relationship that can be communicated to practitioners, and tailored to the needs of Australia’s security and defence establishment. This project will help Australia respond effectively to pressing impacts of environmental change.

Announced: 27/11/2018

Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland         

Primary FOR: 1606

Funding Awarded: $98,671.00

 

DP190100266     Professor Katharine Gelber

Assessing the harms of online speech.

This project aims to clarify the ways in which online speech can inflict harm. It is accepted in speech-act theory that speech is conduct that is capable of inflicting harm. This project aims to map and compare legal cases in which there was disagreement over the nature of the speech at issue because it occurred online. It will assess the harms of that speech from the perspective of speech-act theory, and the findings will be applied to the democratic argument in favour of free speech. This project should lead to societal benefits in reducing expressive harms, and cultural benefits in enhancing all users' ability to participate in important, legitimating deliberation online.

Announced: 27/11/2018

Administering Organisation: The University of Queensland 

Primary FOR: 1606

Funding Awarded: $174,435.00

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