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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...