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Members of the Urbanisation Workshop

Researching the Urban Pacific

21 February 2018

The Pacific islands are rapidly becoming more urbanised, with mounting pressures on infrastructure, services and social relations. The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) has been running a research...

Greg Moriarty speaks to incoming students at Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Special welcome for Master of Strategic Studies students

21 February 2018

On 20 February 2018, the ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty welcomed new students to the Master of Strategic Studies at ANU....

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Complex Diplomacy: A field in flux

21 February 2018

Modern day diplomacy faces a rapidly changing, increasingly complex environment. The new edition of a field-leading textbook edited by ANU scholars Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman from the Asia-...

Dr Mathew Davies

Performing Unity: The symbol and ritual of ASEAN

21 February 2018

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been a paradox from the very beginning. So argues Dr Mathew Davies in a book he is writing for Cambridge University Press. The intergovernmental...

Alister Wedderburn

Comic Relief: Unpacking the politics of pop culture

21 February 2018

Culture, as a concept, has often fallen by the wayside in international relations theory. Alister Wedderburn, a new postdoctoral fellow at the Bell School, has designed a course for the first...

Professor Hugh White

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

20 February 2018

America has already lost the contest for primacy in Asia. That iconoclastic statement forms the core argument of Professor Hugh White’s recent Quarterly Essay ‘Without America: Australia in the New...

Call for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program

20 February 2018

The Department of Pacific Affairs is calling for applications to participate in the PNG Women in Leadership Support Program (WiLSP). The deadline for application submission is 5pm on Friday 16 March...

A busy street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New Mandala: Spotlighting the year ahead

20 February 2018

Covering elections is something of a specialty for New Mandala. Now, the Bell School-based website is preparing for one of its most anticipated: Malaysia’s general election, due in the first half of...

Birds-eye view of Manila, Philippines

Understanding the Local: Good governance and Southeast Asia

20 February 2018

The extent to which local governments either facilitate or frustrate the delivery of public services is a critical issue in the rapidly growing urban centres of Asia. In November 2017, professors...

The Statue of Peace: a young girl that sits on a bench outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Comfort Women: Japan & South Korea’s simmering flashpoint

20 February 2018

The historical issue of “comfort women” is still a simmering source of tension between Japan and South Korea. Dr Lauren Richardson, the new Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of...

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