October 2018

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Indo-Pacific region
02
Oct
2018

WIIS: Shaping Australia’s Role in Indo-Pacific Security in the Next Decade

Frances Adamson
Frances Adamson has led the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Secretary since 25 August 2016. From 2011 to 2015, Ms Adamson was Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. She served in the Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong in the late 1980s during the early years of...

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08
Oct
2018

Australia’s maritime frontier conflicts, 1802-1918

Dr Craig Wilcox
This talk briefly examines four very different clashes from 1802 to 1918, then sketches what the course of Australian maritime frontier conflict might look like.

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09
Oct
2018

State-business relations in Post-Suharto Indonesia: The Political Economy of the Construction Sector in Jakarta

Johannes Danang Widojoko
This study analyses the increasing economic role of the government in Jakarta under Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Governor Basuki T. Purnama (Ahok) during 2012–2016.

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Bob Breen
12
Oct
2018

What we know and where to go: lessons from partnering for peace in the Pacific Islands and a way forward

Bob Breen OAM, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies, Deakin University
Volume V of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations explores the Australian government’s efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from 1980 to 2006. After this period of intervention there has been peace, but will it continue without policy...

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Banner: Stop Offshore Processing
12
Oct
2018

Which Frames Change Minds and Actions? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Australia

Associate Professor Jana von Stein
The research to be presented is part of a co-authored project with Jill Sheppard (Lecturer, ANU School of Politics and International Relations). In it, we aim to understand how malleable citizens’ views on the asylum seeker policy are, and under what conditions people might be motivated to voice...

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19
Oct
2018

Realism, Spinozism, Secularism

Dr Knox Peden, University of Melbourne
Kenneth Waltz’s view invites us to inquire into the historical and theoretical relationship between Spinoza and Augustine, which will in turn shed light on recent debates about the status of realism in IR theory. Recent histories of realism have taken the form of thinly veiled objections to its...

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23
Oct
2018

The Negotiation of Identities among Cham Muslim Migrant Women in Urban Vietnam

Anh Vu
This thesis will answer the question: How are Cham Muslim migrant women’s identities and values constituted and shaped through their practices and social interactions in the context of migration to an urban area?

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26
Oct
2018

Beyond the Propaganda: What does Kim Jong Un want — and why?

Jean H. Lee
In this presentation, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Jean H. Lee shares exclusive photos and video from a decade of covering North Korea as the first Western reporter accredited to join Pyongyang’s foreign press corps, with images taken in places off limits to most outsiders, including homes, shops,...

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