June 2019

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03
Jun
2019

Australia-China-Pacific Research Network Workshop

Various Speakers
The establishment of a new network of analysts and academics from universities and research institutes in Australia, China and Pacific Island countries working on Pacific affairs will be discussed at a workshop convened by the Department of Pacific Affairs at ANU on 3 June 2019. The proposed...

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Image: Le Salon de la Mappemon Flickr CC
03
Jun
2019

Security Mapping and Colour Encoding: A Critical Cartography of Interventions

Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, ANU
Every international intervention comes with its own security regulations, which contribute in turn to structuring the political geography of the intervention, delimiting areas of interaction between interveners and local population, and shaping the political economy of intervention. This...

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04
Jun
2019

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

Felix Pal
In this discussion, I ask why the RSS needs a Muslim wing. Why do Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends? Why do bigots act like pluralists?

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05
Jun
2019

Controversial Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, in conversation with Michael Wesley

Yevgenia Albats, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The New Times
As Australia and others track Russia’s movements closely, join independent Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats and Professor Michael Wesley to discuss the interplay between its domestic politics and its disposition to shape events beyond its borders. Forthright journalist and radio host on...

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06
Jun
2019

Workshop: How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands

Collin Beck (Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade), Ewen McDonald (Head o
Featuring speakers from Australia and across the Pacific Islands, this two-day workshop will use the question of how the Pacific fits into the Indo-Pacific as a starting point to analyse the changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands and their implications for both the region and Australia. It...

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Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar
07
Jun
2019

Faith in action: understanding the relationship between faith and practice for evangelical humanitarian organisations

Alana Moore
The increased interest in the role of religious actors, ideas and practices in the IR discipline is a promising development of contemporary scholarship.

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07
Jun
2019

Migrant Worker Rights and Norm Contestation in Southeast Asia: Establishing Meaning-in-Use through Social Interaction

Ruji Auethavornpipat
This study starts from the puzzling observation that the norm of migrant worker protection has produced multiple understandings in both meaning and application in three Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. This variety is the result of an ongoing process of norm...

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11
Jun
2019

From self-made entrepreneurs to professional business managers: the emergence of a social group identity in rural China

Camille Boullenois
This seminar discusses my PhD thesis, which explores the construction of a social group identity among entrepreneurs in post-Mao rural China.

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12
Jun
2019

51st meeting CSCAP General Conference

CSCAP
The 51st Aus-CSCAP meeting will be held in Canberra at ANU on 12 June 2019. Details will be provided at a later date.

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Image:Window National Mosque Kampala Flickr CC Philip Songa
17
Jun
2019

Insecurity and the Invisible: Testing the Boundaries of a Concept

Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham
Drawing on fieldwork conducted on everyday understandings of in/security in the northern Ugandan borderland, this seminar reflects on the place of ‘the invisible’ within critical debates on security, in theory and in practice.

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17
Jun
2019

Australia and the war in Afghanistan

Dr Rhys Crawley, Australian War Memorial
Why did we send troops? What did they do once there? And how and why did their role change over time? Dr Crawley would especially welcome the views and insights of those who served in Afghanistan.

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18
Jun
2019

Exclusive or Inclusive? Shan ethnic organisations in eastern Myanmar during the 2010s political transition

Sai Maung
In mid-2018 I went to Kengtung to inquire into how these Shan organisations have developed in the multi-ethnic town with a Shan majority population and how they relate to other ethnic groups. In this seminar I will report on 8 months of field work studying 12 different Shan organisations in...

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Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, President, People’s Justice Party, Malaysia
23
Jun
2019

JG Crawford Oration

Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, President, People’s Justice Party, Malaysia
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, President, People’s Justice Party, Malaysia will deliver the oration, then be in conversation with The Hon Gareth Evans, with opening remarks by Vice-Chancellor Prof Brian Schmidt, and closing remarks by Prof Sally Wheeler, Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Strategy,...

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25
Jun
2019

Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) 2019 Conference

Various
‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’University of New Caledonia, Nouméa, 25-27 June 2019 From 25 – 27 June 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs will be co-convening the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies Association) conference with the University of...

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26
Jun
2019

Book Panel: The Prevention of Torture

Danielle Celermajer (University of Sydney), Kathy Ragless (Companion House), Rebecca Minty (Office o
There is an urgent need to analyze and assess how we prevent torture, against the background of a rigorous analysis of the factors that condition and sustain it.

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