Past events

Rwanda blue helmet soldiers
13
Aug
2018

The Kibeho Massacre, 1995 – what happened and why?

Jean Bou, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

In April 1995, elements of the Rwandan People’s Army, while closing a large internally displaced person’s camp at Kibeho in south-west Rwanda, opened fire on its inhabitants. The United Nations...

09
Aug
2018

Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner organisations

This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration...

06
Aug
2018

Thinking the Empire Whole

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago

***** VENUE CHANGE TO SIR ROLAND WILSON BUILDING, THEATRE 1.02 ***** (It’s just 200 metres walk down the road from the Hedley Bull Building - McCoy Circuit, Acton.)

In this lecture,...

Fiori di Como
03
Aug
2018

Of dead letters and the living word: Popular culture, embodied experience, and world politics

Dr Tim Aistrope, UNSW Canberra

Popular culture is widely understood to intersect with and shape our understanding of world politics. Numerous studies have highlighted the way language and imagery from literature, drama, film,...

David Malone
30
Jul
2018

Change in an era of great power rivalry: the diplomatic role of the United Nations

David Malone, United Nations University

Post-World War II international relations can be sliced and diced over time in many ways, but the simplest might be to posit a Cold War period (1945 to 1987 or so) marked by limited great power...

Book launch seminar: Resource Extraction and Contentious States: Mining and the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands
17
Jul
2018

Book launch seminar: Resource Extraction and Contentious States: Mining and the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands

Professor Mathew Allen

Addressing the strong association in Melanesia between extractive resource industries and a spectrum of violence ranging from interpersonal to collective forms, this book questions whether islands...

16
Jul
2018

Bougainville, Solomon Islands and the Limits and Possibilities of Transitional Justice

David Oakeshott

This seminar synthesises the major findings from David’s PhD project on the contribution of schooling to the transitional justice processes of Bougainville and Solomon Islands. The Asia-Pacific...

11
Jul
2018

Will the tiger change its stripes? Thinking toward the future in Malaysia

Meredith L. Weiss

Abstract The wee hours of 10 May 2018 brought Malaysia’s incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, National Front) a rude shock and opposition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance for Hope) a jolt of exuberance. For...

president daniel goa
10
Jul
2018

New Caledonia’s referendum and the struggle of the Kanak people

Daniel Goa, Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS), New Caledonia

Since its founding in 1984, the Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) in New Caledonia has been campaigning for independence from France. Under the 20-year transition...

10
Jul
2018

Spectrums of Political Islam in Urban Malaysia and Indonesia

Hew Wai Weng

Abstract Building upon my ongoing research on consumption, place-making and political participation of urban middle-class Muslims, especially those living in Bangi and Depok, this seminar examines...

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