March 2017

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23
Mar
2017

Korean politics after the presidential impeachment

Jong-sung You
South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment on 10 March 2016 after months of peaceful candlelight rallies by millions of people. She faces prosecutorial investigation on bribery, extortion and abuse of power, and the trials of her and others involved in the...

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28
Mar
2017

Religiosity and the prevalence of vote buying: a study of Indonesian Muslim legislative candidates

Ahmad Muhajir
Based on in-depth interviews with 57 informants and a survey of 237 Muslim legislative candidates in Indonesia, I argue that religiosity is relevant in understanding vote buying.

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28
Mar
2017

Norm Diffusion and Discursive (Re)production: Women's Participation in Peace and Security Governance at the UN

Laura Shepherd, UNSW Sydney
This seminar explores the institutional context of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, in particular its engagement with women’s participation in peace and security governance, to illustrate the theoretical argument presented.

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28
Mar
2017

Explaining US Asia Policy under Trump - Ashley Townshend and Andrew Carr in Conversation

Ashley Townshend, University of Sydney and Dr Andrew Carr, ANU
How the US approaches Asia under President Donald J. Trump could be one of the most consequential choices of the 21st century. In this ‘In Conversation’ event Ashley Townshend from the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney, and Dr Andrew Carr from the Strategic and Defence Studies...

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30
Mar
2017

Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise

Assistant Professor Chin-Hao Huang, Yale-NUS College
The conventional wisdom holds that China’s rise is disrupting the global balance of power in unpredictable ways. In contrast, Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise tackles the puzzle: how and why does China constrain its power even as its military capabilities are increasing at unprecedented rates?

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30
Mar
2017

The End of RAMSI: What has it Meant?

Mr Quinton Devlin
After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017. RAMSI was originally deployed in mid-2003 at the invitation of the government of Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sir Allan Kemakeza with a mandate to restore law and order, to revitalise public...

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