April 2018

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05
Apr
2018

ANU Religion Conference 2018: Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

Call for papers--deadline extended to 20 Dec 2017
The conference will have the following panels: • Pilgrimage and Tourism • Historical Perspectives • Visual Arts and Architecture • Indigenous Traditions • Competition and Contestation We welcome proposals for paper presentations that address the theme of one of these panels....

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Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945
09
Apr
2018

Central Bureau and Australia’s Code-Breaking operations in the Second World War

David Dufty
During the Second World War, Australia was home to a large, secret code-breaking organisation named Central Bureau. The Code-breakers there cracked the Japanese air force, army, and water transport codes, and in doing so changed the course of the Pacific War. David Dufty will talk about wartime...

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Soldier with peace sign on hand
19
Apr
2018

"The Death of this Security Norm is greatly exaggerated": Beyond the Violation/Compliance Dichotomy

Sarah Percy, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland
Our current understanding of the ‘death’ of important norms governing international security is both empirically and theoretically flawed. The literature has argued that a wide range of norms – such as those against torture, mercenary use, or unrestricted submarine warfare – are either ‘dead’ or...

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23
Apr
2018

Conflicts over Money: Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Risk of Violence in Melanesia

Professor Richard Eves
It is often believed that improving opportunities for women to earn income would result in improved status for them particularly in relation to men, the theory being that having an income or an increased income would improve women’s “bargaining power” within the household. Some researchers consider...

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Sheffield and soldiers
23
Apr
2018

Morale and Combat Motivation of British and Anzac Troops at Gallipoli

Gary Sheffield,University of Wolverhampton
How well did the morale of soldiers at Gallipoli bear up when fighting in the appalling conditions of the Gallipoli campaign? Did they fight for King and Empire, for their mates, for home, or for what? And what motivated them to go over the top onto enemy fire? To find answers to the question, in...

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Image: 7th Army Training Command [CC/Flickr]
27
Apr
2018

The Case for Institutional Pacifism

Dr Ned Dobos, UNSW Canberra
This seminar presents arguments for the pacifism of institutions which do not rely on or presuppose a commitment to the pacifism of acts.

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Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in, and Kim Jong Un
30
Apr
2018

Unraveling the Inter-Korean Summit

Jong-Sung You, Lauren Richardson, Min-hyoung Park
After a year of escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in have scheduled an inter-Korea summit meeting for April 27. This will be the first summit between the two Koreas since 2007. It signifies a major step forward in the inter-Korean rapprochement process that began...

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