November 2018

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06
Nov
2018

Looking at the Sky, Listening to the Sea: Customary Environmental Knowledge, Climate Change in the Pacific and Connections of Atmosphere, Oceans, Species and People

Chels Marshall
The Pacific Ocean is the largest single geographic feature on our planet. It represents half of the world’s oceanic area, occupies one-third of the earth’s surface and helps support hundreds of millions of people. It essentially is the driving force of the earth’s climate and the storeroom of...

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06
Nov
2018

The Diplomatic Prospects for the Rules-Based Trade and Investment Order

Associate Professor Stephen Woolcock
The rules-based trading system established in the post 1945 period has been an important factor in maintaining a stable, opening trading system, which in turn has contributed to economic growth.

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13
Nov
2018

Vietnam Update 2018: Vietnam in the World

Various
The Vietnam Update in 2018 will be held on Tuesday 13 November at The Australian National University, building on more than 25 years of the successful update series.

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13
Nov
2018

Papua New Guinea and the Belt and Road Initiative: the road to ruins or riches

Sarah O’Dowd
Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the second Pacific nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure program. Given the concerns sparked by the two countries’ deepening relationship, this presentation will explore the overall pattern of Chinese investment in PNG and the...

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14
Nov
2018

When Things Get Personal: Politics and Democracy in Small States

Wouter Veenendaal
In this seminar, Wouter Veenendaal will present the main findings of his newly published book Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds (OUP; co-authored with Prof. Jack Corbett). This is the first book-length study of democracy in the world’s 39 small states with less than 1 million...

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15
Nov
2018

Postgraduate Information Evening - Start Studying in 2019

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
Talk to us about study in 2019

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16
Nov
2018

Inside the DMZ: Rethinking Security through Visual Autoethnography

Professor Roland Bleiker
This project draws on Professor Roland Bleiker’s personal experience of working in the Korean DMZ to rethink security issues on the peninsula. Using his own photographs and engaging the politics of visuality, he identifies two obstacles to a resolution of the conflict: 1) a form of militarized...

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19
Nov
2018

From Silent to Salient: Re-engaging Local Stories of Chuukese Women

Myjolynne Kim
Chuukese history is an area that continues to be underdeveloped, and the limited written history is largely focused on the colonial presence in the islands. This colonial history, however, is patriarchal and privileges masculine voices, perceptions, and presence with little regard to women’s...

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19
Nov
2018

Book Launch: Transforming Hawai’i: Balancing Coercion and Consent in Eighteenth-Century Kanaka Maoli Statecraft by Paul D’Arcy

Dr Stewart Firth, Dr Paul D'Arcy
This study examines the role of coercion in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I between 1782 and 1812 at a time of increasing European contact. Three interrelated themes in Hawaiian political evolution are examined: the balance between coercion and consent; the balance between...

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20
Nov
2018

Digesting the New Caledonia Referendum Result: Process, Outcome and Implications

Dr Stewart Firth, Denise Fisher, Nic Maclellan and Scott Robertson
With 56.4 per cent of New Caledonians voting to remain a part of France and 43.6 per cent voting for full independence, the long-awaited referendum was much closer than many expected. Heavily Kanak areas voted 80-90 per cent for independence, and under the terms of the Noumea Accord New Caledonia...

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20
Nov
2018

Preserving and promoting multilateralism to address 21st century challenges

Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
The Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC will open this year’s John Gee Memorial Lecture. In recent years, international institutions, multilateral agreements, and long-established global norms have come under pressure at a seemingly unprecedented rate. This is particularly alarming in the field of arms...

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22
Nov
2018

CAP Joint History-IR Workshop: ‘History of International Relations in the 21st Century: A search for an inter-disciplinary approach in conversation with George Lawson

Associate Professor George Lawson
Knowledge of history of international relations influences how we understand current international affairs.

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23
Nov
2018

Anatomies of Revolution

Associate Professor George Lawson
There are two main ways of approaching the study of revolution in the contemporary world – and they are both wrong. On the one hand, revolutions appear to be everywhere: on the streets of Kobane, Caracas, and Tehran; in the rhetoric of groups like Podemos and Black Lives Matter; and in the...

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Image: Flickr CC Scales of Justice Frankfurt Michael Coghlan
30
Nov
2018

Evaluating transitional justice: Gender, money and power

Dr Kirsten Ainley, LSE
A recent study of the values inherent in transitional justice (TJ) evaluation has exposed three gaps in the field - the gendered impacts of transitional justice; the political economy of TJ; and the dark side of TJ. The presentation sets out a research agenda to close these knowledge gaps and...

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