Past events

23
Sep
2021

The evolution of an Asia-Pacific security cooperation network: Joint military exercises involving China

Kyuri Park

How has security cooperation changed in the Asia-Pacific? Regional countries have increasingly carried out security cooperation activities with China, despite the absence of formal alliance ties....

Ron J May
16
Sep
2021

Learning About Papua New Guinea and How it Works - Day 1

Various Speakers

The Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU is hosting an online conference honouring Emeritus Fellow Ron J. May’s contribution to research, writing and thinking about Papua New Guinea on 16...

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13
Sep
2021

AUPAC 2021 Virtual Conference

Various Speakers

Seminar for any Pacific student enrolled in a tertiary institution in Australia to connect with other likeminded Pacific students.

About this event

Due to the ongoing COVID...

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02
Sep
2021

Mobilising pathways through cross-border labour schemes

Rochelle Bailey

This event is part of the DPA Seminar Series

THIS IS A ZOOM WEBNINAR (ONLINE)

Prior to Australia and New Zealand’s Pacific labour schemes ni-Vanuatu tended to migrate towards Port...

25
Aug
2021

Not your parents' Cold War: Why this time is different and more dangerous

Hugh White

It is only natural that we see the ‘new Cold War’ through the lens of the old one. But how far is the new Cold War against China like the old one against the Soviet Union?

Today’s policies...

19
Aug
2021

Can empires of 'race' succeed in containing 'Islam'? Britain, the Pahang War, & the 1902 Siam-Malaya boundary

Amrita Malhi

In 1874, Britain installed a Resident in Perak, its first colony on the Malay Peninsula. It then quickly added more territory to the south; and yet to the north, for two more decades, it...

10
Aug
2021

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

Felix Pal

Why does an organisation of violently Islamophobic Hindu nationalists, the RSS, have a Muslim wing?

Drawing on their fieldwork with this Muslim wing, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, in North...

05
Aug
2021

The politics of nuclear commemoration in Asia: The China case

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus

In the study of China’s foreign affairs, historians like to suggest that the past is always present. A ‘Century of Humiliation’ in the nineteenth century or fighting the Japanese in the 1930s and...

Denghua Zhang Seminar
05
Aug
2021

Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

Denghua Zhang

This presentation is part of the DPA seminar series

Research on China’s diplomacy and other activities in the Pacific has grown in recent years. What is less discussed is the rapid...

04
Aug
2021

#Milktea or milquetoast?

Various speakers

The role of technology in political and social movements like the Arab Spring is widely considered by scholars to be important, but not revolutionary. But significant political upheaval in Asia is...

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