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Crawford has welcomed The Monsoon Project blog to the School. Monsoon is the newest addition to Crawford’s suite of academic blogs and websites, but it’s a bit different from the rest.
Monsoon is run by students from the Crawford-based Editor’s Practicum course (Asia3024 for undergraduates and Crawford 7001 for postgraduate students). Monsoon publishes articles written by students, both at ANU and from across the world writing on issues of Asia and the Pacific that are most important to them.
We spoke to Reza Mazumder, Monsoon’s Editor-in-chief on what the publication’s recent integration into Crawford means for student academia.
What makes The Monsoon Project special?
“Monsoon represents one of the best qualities about ANU – the passion its students have for taking their learnings from class and turning them into scholarly works that are not only innovative but help to push great academic ideas into a mainstream space of news and media.”
How do you feel about its moving into Crawford School?
“Monsoon’s integration into Crawford School of Public Policy means it will join an esteemed group of Crawford-based publications like East Asia Forum, DevPolicy Blog, Policy Forum and AustaxPolicy Blog. This a great step towards elevating the voices and opinions of ANU students on some of the crucial issues affecting the Asia-Pacific, and helping the blog to become an established part of news, content and media at ANU.”
Why should students get involved at The Monsoon Project?
“Monsoon is a platform for students to share their research, expertise, and passions with a big audience all around the region. We care about the big issues affecting Asia and the Pacific, and our authors do too – everything from how censorship rules impede on the works of artists they love, to how language making policies impact ethnic minority communities and all points in-between. Monsoon is a way for them to share their thoughts, and have real outreach to readers who care about these issues just as much as they do. So if there’s something about Asia or the Pacific that you’d love to tell the rest of us about, be sure to get involved with us here at Monsoon!’
If you’d like to get in touch with Monsoon, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org . If you’d like to work at Monsoon, sign up to the Editor’s Practicum course here for undergraduates, and here for postgraduates.