November 2019

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Rainbows not Rambos
04
Nov
2019

Peacebuilding and Masculinity Transformation

Dr David Duriesmith, University of Queensland
While formal peacebuilding initiatives have overwhelmingly focused on shifting men’s relationship to violence, the scholarship on peacebuilding has only recently begun to address the role of masculinities.

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James Scambary
05
Nov
2019

Book Launch: Conflict, Identity, & State Formation in East Timor 2000 - 2017

James Scambary and Gordon Peake
The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is pleased to host the launch of DPA PhD graduate James Scambary’s book; Conflict, Identity, and State Formation in East Timor 2000 – 2017. This will be an ‘ in-conversation-style’ launch led by James’ former supervisor Gordon Peake in Hedley Bull...

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06
Nov
2019

Security Challenges in Vanuatu: Planning for the Future

The Hon. Andrew Napuat Minister of Internal Affairs, Republic of Vanuatu
In this seminar hosted by DPA and the ANU Asia Pacific Security College, Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat will discuss Vanuatu’s first national security strategy and key security challenges, and offer insights on the priorities for its soon to be established...

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'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties' and 'Democracy for Sale'
07
Nov
2019

'Strong Patronage, Weak Parties' and 'Democracy for Sale'

Paul Hutchcroft, Department of Political and Social Change (PSC), ANU; Leena Rikkilä Tamang, Interna
Join us for the launch of two books: Strong Patronage, Weak Parties: The Case for Electoral System Redesign in the Philippine_s edited by Professor Paul Hutchcroft; and _Democracy for Sale: Elections, Clientelism, and the State in Indonesia by Professor Edward Aspinall (co-authored with Ward...

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The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
11
Nov
2019

The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

The Hon Henry Tuakeu Puna, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands
This public lecture will touch upon the constitutional implications for the relationship between Cook Islands and New Zealand of Cook Islands’ progression to developed country status.

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Image: x1klima FlickrCC
11
Nov
2019

Emotions and Power in World Politics

Dr Emma Hutchison and Professor Roland Bleiker, University of Queensland
This seminar examines recent developments concerning the pervasive, far-ranging and often pivotal political roles of emotions, while also investigating how emotions may be still more significant than has thus far been shown.

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The King visits the Australian troops in the Eastern Command, United Kingdom, England, 1940.
11
Nov
2019

The Battle for Britain: Britain and the British Empire

Professor Andrew Stewart, ANU
Drawing on a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook of World War II, this seminar will explain the defensive plans and assess the contribution by Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

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'Framing the Islands' , Greg Fry
12
Nov
2019

Book Launch by Dame Meg Taylor Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; and book author Honorar
Join us for the launch of Framing the Islands: Power and Diplomatic Agency in Pacific Regionalism by author Honorary Associate Professor Greg Fry. The book will be launched by Dame Meg Taylor.

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13
Nov
2019

52nd meeting Aus-CSCAP

Various
The 52nd Aus-CSCAP meeting will be held in Melbourne on 13 November. Details will be provided at a later date.

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Appraising Thucydides’ Trap
14
Nov
2019

Appraising Thucydides’ Trap

Professor Steve Chan, University of Colorado, Boulder
Steve Chan discusses contemporary Sino-American relations, and considers how timing, location, alliance commitments, human emotions and misjudgements, and racial identity can mitigate or exacerbate the effects of power shifts on the likelihood of war.

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15
Nov
2019

Rethinking Territorial Autonomy

Shane J. Barter
Drawing from a variety of global cases, this presentation seeks to better understand autonomy as well as note room for improvement, especially regarding the treatment of minorities living within autonomous regions, demanding that we rethink territorial autonomy.

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19
Nov
2019

Linking and De-linking: Politics of Food Imports and Self-Reliance in China

Shaohua Zhan
This paper examines contradictory forces that have shaped China’s food politics over the past four decades and their implications for the global food system.

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21
Nov
2019

China’s New Land Reform in a Precarious Era

Shaohua Zhan
This seminar assesses the key debates on China’s rural land and examines the contradictions between policy goals and between land-related interests.

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Kessy Sawang
26
Nov
2019

Women’s Leadership Initiative Lunch with Kessy Sawang

Kessy Sawang
We are pleased to invite you to a Women’s Leadership Initiative Pacific Networking Lunch with Kessy Sawang. Kessy Sawang a Papua New Guinean advocate for social justice and empowerment of women and girls, will discuss leadership experiences and insights. This event is co-hosted by the Australian...

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Dr Kyle Haynes
27
Nov
2019

After insolvency: Retrenchment and reconciliation during great power decline

Dr Kyle Haynes, Visiting Fellow, ANU
In this seminar Dr Kyle Haynes examines how declining great powers balance the demands of competing with peer adversaries while pulling back from costly peripheral commitments.

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Philadelphia July 25, 2016. Protesters marched from City Hall to the Wells Fargo Center
28
Nov
2019

Democratic responses to populist challenges

Walden Bello, State University of New York; Nicole Curato, University of Canberra; Paul Kenny, ANU;
What are the emerging remedies to the pathologies of populism? Four authors of four new books reflect on how opposition parties, activist groups, global institutions and new political alliances contest the rise of the radical right and offer alternatives for democratic transformation.

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29
Nov
2019

Democracy in an Era of Charismatic Politics

Walden Bello
Using Rodrigo Duterte and Narendra Modi as exemplars, the guest speaker will raise the issue of whether these are transformative figures, to be unraveled by making use of Weber’s notion of charismatic authority, Bourdieu’s concept of symbolic capital, and Orwell and others’ ideas about...

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