Past events

17
Nov
2017

China, the United Nations, and Human Protection: Ideological Beliefs and International image

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford

Human protection is an area of international concern that has largely been advanced normatively in the period since the late 1990s – that is, in the period of China’s growing material power and...

14
Nov
2017

Women, War and Military Reproduction in Kachinland, Myanmar

Jenny Hedström, doctoral student, Monash University

The on-going conflict in Kachinland poses a serious problem to the prospects of long-term peace and development in Myanmar. At the time of writing, over a 100,000 people have fled the weekly...

07
Nov
2017

For Whose Benefit? Distributive politics, inequality and informal institutions in Myanmar's transition

Gerard McCarthy

Abstract There are few advocates for state-mediated redistribution and social welfare in contemporary Myanmar. Social, economic and political reforms since 2012 culminated in the transfer of power...

06
Nov
2017

The Decision Point: Command in the 21st century

Professor Anthony King

Command has long been a major concern for military historians and security studies scholars. Focusing on the divisional headquarters and specifically one staff procedure, this presentation...

06
Nov
2017

The Ethics of the Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence

Professor James Pattison, The University of Manchester

It is widely held that war should be eschewed and that nonviolent alternatives should be pursued. For instance, various pacifist approaches assert that war is impermissible and we should adopt...

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02
Nov
2017

Lame Liberal Leaders, Mistrustful Voters, and the Populist Counterrevolution in the Western World

Dr Takis Pappas

What do people vote against when they decide to cast a vote for the populists? In this talk, drawing from many cases of successful populist parties in Europe and the Americas, Pappas makes the...

02
Nov
2017

Nationalism and Natural Resources in Indonesia: A study of business and politics in the mining, palm oil and hydrocarbon sectors

Eve Warburton

Abstract During the global commodity boom, from approximately 2003-2013, the Indonesian government introduced an increasing number of nationalist policy interventions. Reflecting a global trend,...

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01
Nov
2017

The Rohingya of Myanmar: Past, Present and Future

Muhammed Aksu, Bluestar Intercultural, ACT and Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change

Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus...

31
Oct
2017

Bougainville: Planning for a peaceful referendum and a stable post-referendum situation

James Tanis, Secretary of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Department of Peace Agreement Implementation

The target date for holding the Bougainville referendum is June 2019, and the latest date on which it can be held is June 2020. The Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) Department of Peace...

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30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University

Fought on 31 October 1917, the Battle of Beersheba, and its dramatic conclusion by a mounted charge of two Australian light horse regiments, has become one of Australia’s best known First World...

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