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Soldier with peace sign on hand
19
Apr
2018

"The Death of this Security Norm is greatly exaggerated": Beyond the Violation/Compliance Dichotomy

Sarah Percy, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland

Our current understanding of the ‘death’ of important norms governing international security is both empirically and theoretically flawed. The literature has argued that a wide range of norms –...

Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945
09
Apr
2018

Central Bureau and Australia’s Code-Breaking operations in the Second World War

David Dufty

Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945

During the Second World War, Australia was home to a large, secret code-breaking organisation named Central...

05
Apr
2018

ANU Religion Conference 2018: Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

Call for papers--deadline extended to 20 Dec 2017

Call for Papers

ANU Religion Conference 2018

Theme: Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

05-07 April 2018, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian...

27
Mar
2018

Environmental Change & Migration in an Agrarian Society: The Case of Coastal Bangladesh

Towheedul Islam

Abstract This seminar presents a mid-term review of a PhD project, which examines the adaptive responses to environmental and climatic changes among agrarian communities in coastal Bangladesh....

Image: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [CC/Flickr]
23
Mar
2018

Testing the Nuclear Stability-Instability Paradox Using Synthetic Control Method

Professor Benjamin E. Goldsmith, ANU

Does acquisition of nuclear weapons by security rivals increase their level of conventional militarised conflict? Some recent theoretical and quantitative work has supported the ‘stability-...

19
Mar
2018

Intelligence and the Function of Government

Paul Symon AO, Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service

The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Paul Symon AO, will launch the book Intelligence and the Function of Government (MUP) by Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel...

Thai Military Power_book launch_image 440x220
08
Mar
2018

Thai Military Power

Michael Wesley, Gregory Raymond

At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand...

US Navy aircraft image
05
Mar
2018

Transition Point: Embracing the 4th Age of War

Dr Albert Palazzo

The arrival of the 4th Industrial Age compels states (or non-states) to reinterpret the character of war. They need to discard the obsolete features of 3rd Industrial Age warfare and embrace the...

Image: Horst Rosenthal, Mickey au Camp de Gurs (1942), Centre de Juive Contemporaine, Paris
23
Feb
2018

The Provocation of Laughter and the Practice of Resistance: On Humour and the Politics of Subjectivity

Dr Alister Wedderburn, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU

Tragedy has played a prominent and active role in the construction of Western political imaginaries. For many thinkers working not only in IR but also in a host of other disciplines, tragic drama...

Afghan housing
22
Feb
2018

Afghanistan in 2017: Lessons from a survey of the Afghan People

George Varughese, Tabasum Akseer (Asia Foundation)

For more than a decade The Asia Foundation has conducted an annual and very rigorous survey of opinion in Afghanistan that provides a unique source of data on attitudinal and social-structural...

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