Farewell and thanks to Reza Mazumder and his team who have stepped down from Monsoon.

The Monsoon Project has said a sad but fond farewell to Reza Mazumder and his team who have been working with the blog since December 2016. Throughout his term, Reza has experimented and taken Monsoon to new heights and we are deeply grateful for his work throughout.

Together with his team, they have released a total of two Monsoon annual publications which have been widely-read throughout the university campus from the College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) to the Hancock Library which lies in the heart of College of Science. This would also not be possible without the assistance of his co-editor, Harrison Rule, who resigned last February to pursue future endeavours in cyber-security consulting.

Working together, the editors made significant breakthroughs in building and enhancing Monsoon’s work, including transitioning the site to the suite of academic blogs housed at Crawford School of Public Policy. They also worked closely with CAP and the ANU Postgraduates and Research Students’ Association in engaging with their respective student cohorts for contributions and involvement. And they never hesitated to dip their toes in water on some of the big issues affecting the region as was seen when they organised a successful panel event on media and censorship in Asia in collaboration with the ANU student newspaper, Woroni.

Special thanks also extends to Reza’s editorial team including Henry Cho, Monsoon’s Social Media Manager, who never failed to update the student community of the blog’s pieces and its regular editorial meetings, encouraging wider involvement from students.

Reza will be graduating this July after completing a Bachelor of Asian Studies, with a major in Asia-Pacific Security Studies and a minor in Korean. We wish him all the very best for his future endeavours!


Posted by Supriya Benjamin

Supriya is the Editor of the Monsoon Project. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Asian Studies alongside a Bachelor of International Relations at the Australian National University. Her main interests lie in South Asia and its growing importance in the Asia-Pacific.