August 2018

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Fiori di Como
03
Aug
2018

Of dead letters and the living word: Popular culture, embodied experience, and world politics

Dr Tim Aistrope, UNSW Canberra
A framework linking bodily experiences, social practices, and the genres of language through which they are articulated, offers a promising avenue for IR scholars grappling with the embodied aspects of intertextuality.

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06
Aug
2018

Thinking the Empire Whole

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago
VENUE CHANGE TO SIR ROLAND WILSON BUILDING, THEATRE 1.02 It’s just 200 metres walk down the road from the Hedley Bull Building - McCoy Circuit, Acton.) Why did the British simultaneously lose an Empire in North America and gain one in South Asia? This question is difficult to answer because...

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09
Aug
2018

Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner org
This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration in the Asia Pacific.

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Rwanda blue helmet soldiers
13
Aug
2018

The Kibeho Massacre, 1995 – what happened and why?

Jean Bou, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre
In April 1995, elements of the Rwandan People’s Army, while closing a large internally displaced person’s camp at Kibeho in south-west Rwanda, opened fire on its inhabitants. The United Nations peacekeepers that were there, Zambian and Australian, were unable to stand in the way and a large number...

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14
Aug
2018

A New Penal Populism?: Rodrigo Duterte, Public Opinion, and the War on Drugs in the Philippines

Paul Kenny
Since coming to power in mid-2016, Rodrigo Duterte has waged a violent campaign against drug-related criminality, with estimates of the number of those killed in the first 18 months of his presidency running as high as 12,000. In spite of international criticism, fewer than five percent of...

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23
Aug
2018

ANU Careers: International in Focus

ANU Careers and International Organisations
International in Focus is an opportunity to connect with students interested in a career in an international or global organisation. It aims to create meaningful connections between employers and students, with presentations and networking events from number of high profile development...

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23
Aug
2018

Whither academic freedom in Thailand? The criminal case against Dr Chayan and four others

Craig Reynolds, Jacqueline Lo, Sarah Bishop
The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized government there in 2014. Dr Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Director of the Regional Centre for Social Science...

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