October 2017

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03
Oct
2017

Adversarial Linkages: The urban poor and electoral politics in Jakarta

Amalinda Savirani and Edward Aspinall
How do social movements rooted among poor and marginalized citizens bargain and forge coalitions with politicians, and win concessions from them, when electoral competition is personalised and clientelistic? This presentation addresses this question by examining the 2017 gubernatorial election in...

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Image: UN Photo/Andrea Brizzi
09
Oct
2017

From Norm Contestation to Norm Implementation: Recursivity and the Responsibility to Protect

Dr Cecilia Jacob
This seminar argues that there is a need to bring IR norms theory into a fruitful engagement with sociological theory on lawmaking.

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09
Oct
2017

Soldiers not Citizens: Indigenous service in the Australian defence forces 1899-2017

Emeritus Professor Joan Beaumont
In the past century, little was known of the service of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders Australians in the Australian defence forces. This was largely because for many decades the obligation to serve the nation was placed only on those men who were substantially of European...

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10
Oct
2017

The Persistence Ethic: Debts and everyday politics in a rural East Javanese village

Colum Graham
In this midterm review seminar, I will present my research that investigates the politics of persistence in a rural village in East Java.

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16
Oct
2017

Information Warfare in the 21st century: Media jihad, New Cold Wars and fake news

Keynote address, Mr Peter Greste; International Speakers: Dr Craig Whiteside, US Naval War College;
The propaganda campaigns of violent extremists such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, the messaging and cyberwar efforts of emerging powers in the East, and the rise of so-called “fake news” have placed the issue of understanding and effectively competing in 21st century information warfare at the heart of...

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Mr Peter Greste
16
Oct
2017

Meet the Author: In conversation with Peter Greste

Professor William Maley and Mr Peter Greste
Professor Bill Maley is in conversation with Mr Peter Greste, Australian Journalist and Author as they discuss his new book First Casuality.

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17
Oct
2017

Villager responses to drought: An ethnographic study in southwest China

Aisi Shang
In existing disaster studies, it is common to classify people into different vulnerable groups and examine the vulnerabilities that limit them. Rather than take this approach, which I argue reinforces stereotyped images of vulnerable people as weak and passive, this thesis examines people’s...

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17
Oct
2017

The Francophone Africans: A Last Frontier for Australia

Mr William Fisher
Africa may seem of distant interest to Australian preoccupations, there is an increasing number of issues where Australia will find it needs constructive partners in this region.

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23
Oct
2017

The Strategy of Secession

Dr Ryan Griffiths, University of Sydney
This seminar explores how a breakaway region becomes an internationally recognised state.

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23
Oct
2017

Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia

Launched by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki Laureate Fellow, School of Culture History and Language,
Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan. It evolved into a collaborative and comprehensive investigation of whether nuclear power was a realistic energy option for...

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24
Oct
2017

Speaking Out: Public Political Criticism in Contemporary Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet
This joint PSC-Vietnam Studies seminar analyses aspects of public political criticism and the authorities’ reactions.

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PNG soldiers from the 1960-70s
25
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)
Tristan Moss’s Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75 Cambridge University Press, 2017, is the first in-depth examination of the role played by Papua New Guineans in the Australian armed forces during the Cold War .

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APCD lecture
30
Oct
2017

Trends and Innovation in Digital Diplomacy

Professor Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands
There is now less euphoria about the impact of the digital age on diplomacy than some years ago, and as a result of fast-moving social and technological change there are more reasons to discuss the state of “digital diplomacy”. Jan Melissen interprets digital diplomacy in the context of wider...

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bersheeba anniversary
30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University
This public lecture will examine the battle of Bersheeba and the Australian role in it to challenge some myths and offer an insightful appreciation of the events and their place in history.

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