June 2018

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12
Jun
2018

Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the Threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia Today

Dennis Richardson, AO; Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Paul Dibb, AM
Paul Dibb’s book is a unique Cold War memoir that gives insights into how Australia saw the threat from the Soviet Union in terms of both national intelligence assessments and ASIO’s operations against the Soviet Embassy. It reveals the crucial importance of the US-Australian base at Pine Gap for...

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Hon Rick Houenipwela
13
Jun
2018

Solomon Islands and Australia: Where to from here? Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

Hon Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands
As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, will deliver a speech at the Australian National University. The Prime Minister will address the future of relations between Solomon Islands and Australia following the conclusion...

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tanaka portrait, kim jong un and moon jae in hugging
14
Jun
2018

Security in Northeast Asia: Looking forward to the next two decades

Hitoshi Tanaka
Northeast Asia is the most dynamic economic region of the world and one of its most geopolitically sensitive and troubled. The recent breakthroughs of the inter-Korean summits and (putative at the time of advertising) the North Korea-United States summit are a stark reminder that the Cold War has...

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Image: Sebastien Grey [CC/Flickr]
15
Jun
2018

Making the Invisible Visible: The Practice of Film Production as International Relations

Dr Sophie Harman, Queen Mary University of London
This seminar discusses the practice of film production as international relations.

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19
Jun
2018

The myth of the self-made man in rural China

Camille Boullenois
My research shows how the discourse around social mobility through entrepreneurship has become pervasive in rural inland China.

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19
Jun
2018

French colonialism and “shared sovereignty” in the Pacific

Nic Maclellan
New Caledonia and French Polynesia joined the Pacific Islands Forum as full members in 2016, and Wallis and Futuna is currently seeking to upgrade its membership from observer status. The presence of non-self-governing territories in an organisation of independent and sovereign nations poses new...

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22
Jun
2018

The politics of public supervision of government in China: The case of the civil monitory organization

Meixi Zhuang
Detailing the case of Wenzhou city’s Civil Monitory Organization, this seminar discusses how citizen participants (called civil monitors) managed to supervise local cadres who are not institutionally accountable to citizens.

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25
Jun
2018

SDSC War Studies Seminar: An Australian Band of Brothers

Dr Mark Johnston
In his most recent book, An Australian Band of Brothers, Dr Mark Johnston tells the story of Don Company of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion – part of the 9th Division, which sustained more casualties and won more decorations than any other Australian division in the Second World War. Like...

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