May 2017

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01
May
2017

The German Army and the development of its operational thinking in the era of the world wars

Dr. Gerhard P. Groß, Bundeswehr Center of Military History and Social Sciences
The development of the German Army’s operational thinking in the world war era and beyond is one of that institution’s most significant historical questions. That history is composed of several intertwined narratives and has endured the loss of two world wars. As is often the case in history, this...

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02
May
2017

The Politics of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under President Joko Widodo

Gatra Priyandita
This Thesis Proposal Review Seminar examines Indonesia’s official foreign policy towards the South China Sea disputes and how foreign policymaking has been made more complex by the administration’s maritime agenda, while also examining how democratization has affected foreign policymaking overall,...

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Image: Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons New World Order Wendelin Jacober
02
May
2017

The Dialectics of World Orders

Professor Thomas Biersteker, Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, Geneva
This seminar discusses the work emanating from The Dialectics of World Order project.

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05
May
2017

Leadership and Japanese Grand Strategy: Is there an "Abe Doctrine"?

Dr David Envall, ANU
Since becoming Japanese prime minister for a second time in 2012, Shinzō Abe has sought to remake Japan’s national security posture so that the country can play a more active role in international affairs. Abe’s reforms clearly constitute a transformational project, aimed at remoulding the...

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Scott MacWilliam
08
May
2017

The Development of Corporate Capitalism in Papua New Guinea: The first phase, 1884-1945

Scott MacWilliam
Since the 1980s, little systematic attention has been paid to the existence and activities of corporations in Papua New Guinea, even as their presence has grown substantially. There are studies of specific firms, particularly those which have been and continue to be involved in mining, but nothing...

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Image courtesy Flickr, Hugo Grotius/Babak Fakhamzadeh
09
May
2017

Can Might Make Right? Grotian Rules of Regulation in International Relations

Simon Cotton, Princeton University
In this seminar, I investigate one of the most puzzling claims of international-relations realism: namely that, given anarchy, ‘might makes right’.

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12
May
2017

Kastom, Property and Ideology: Land Transformations in Melanesia

The Hon. Mr Kalfau Kaloris, Mr Sakias Tameo and Ms Fiona Indu
The relationship between customary land tenure and ‘modern’ forms of landed property has been a major political issue in the ‘Spearhead’ states of Melanesia since the late colonial period, and is even more pressing today, as the region is subject to its own version of what is described in the...

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15
May
2017

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

Professor Yash Ghai, Professor Jill Cottrell Ghai and Hon. Chief Dr. John Momis GCL, MHR
Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head. In Solomon Islands, work on a draft federal constitution is nearly complete (Yash Ghai and Jill...

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PIE Night May 2017
15
May
2017

Postgraduate Information Evening

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Whether you are an experienced professional looking for a career change, or just finished your degree and are thinking about further study, come along to this event to learn about postgraduate study options at ANU. The following opportunities will be provided on the evening: •Speak with a wide...

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 Ribuan umat Islam mengikuti aksi super damai 212 di Lapangan Monas, Jumat (2/12).
16
May
2017

Explaining the 2016 Islamist Mobilisation in Indonesia: Religious Intolerance, Militant Groups and the Politics of Accommodation

Marcus Mietzner and Burhanuddin Muhtadi
In this presentation, we analyse a unique set of polling data to show that a) Islamic conservatism in Indonesia has been declining rather than increasing, but that b) around a quarter of Indonesian Muslims do support an Islamist socio-political agenda.

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WomanStats Project
16
May
2017

The WomanStats Project and Database

Professor Valerie Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service
The WomanStats Project investigates the relationship between the security of women and the security of nation-states. This presentation covers the Project’s current research undertakings.

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National memorial for the Gwangju uprising that many South Korean conservatives believe was inspired by communist North Korea.
18
May
2017

Gwangju Uprising of 18 May 1980 and the Struggle for Democracy in Korea

Rev. Dr. John Brown
On 18 May, 1980, students in Gwangju City in South Chollado took to the streets to express their discontent with the rule of the military regime in Seoul. Although there was a long history of discontent in the south-west of the country, President Park Chung-hee had largely succeeded in suppressing...

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Image: Courtesy Flickr Creative Commons Pete B.
23
May
2017

Economic Ideas in Political Time: The Crisis of Neoliberalism and Rise of a New Nationalism?

Dr Wes Widmaier, Griffith University
While scholars have often stressed the role of ideas as a source of stability, I argue that ideas can also cause instability and crisis.

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26
May
2017

Socio-economic Development in Myanmar's Delta: Insights from Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region

Prof Khine Myint Cho,Head of Geography, Dawei University
After 1988, the Government of Myanmar led a transition from a centrally controlled to a more open–market economy. As a consequence, several development programs emerged in Maubin township, as in other areas of Myanmar, combining with increased market participation to impact local livelihoods.

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30
May
2017

The Spectre of the ‘Ethnic Outbidder’: Rebels, Fanatics and Demagogues in Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland

Jon Fraenkel (Victoria University of Wellington)
In this paper, I adopt a reverse method of examining the three cases that corresponded most closely to the Rabushka-Shepsle model of outbidder pressures on centrist parties or multi-ethnic coalitions, at least in the 1960s and 1970s: Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland.

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