Past events

19
Sep
2017

Constitution reform, debates and contestation in the Solomon Islands

Gordon Leua Nanau

The Solomon Islands Independence Order, 1978 was adopted with limited community input. As such, it may have avoided local intricacies that are now at the forefront of debates around the draft...

19
Sep
2017

The Persistence Ethic: Debts and everyday politics in a rural East Javanese village

Colum Graham

Abstract In this midterm review seminar, I will present my research that investigates the politics of persistence in a rural village in East Java. I conceive of persistence as indebtedness,...

18
Sep
2017

In their time of need: Australia’s overseas emergency relief operations, 1918–2006

Dr Steven Bullard, Senior Historian

Since 1918 Australia’s defence forces have been used by successive governments as the first point of call in responding to overseas disasters, including to deliver and distribute food and medical...

18
Sep
2017

Why do we support Donald Trump? The perverse consequences of alliance politics

Professor Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia

Donald Trump is possibly the most unpredictable, unprepared, and temperamentally unsuited person ever to be elected president of the US. Even his own political party is aghast at some of his...

14
Sep
2017

Global Guardian or Global Failure? Evaluating the UN Security Council: In conversation with Ian Martin, Executive Director of Security Council Report

Ian Martin, Executive Director, United Nations Security Council Report

In this Distinguished Visitor Public Conversation, renowned United Nations peacebuilding practitioner Ian Martin will share his insights on the strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations...

11
Sep
2017

The Polythink Syndrome in Group Decision Making

Professor Alex Mintz Institute of Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya, Israel

Studies of group decision making have focused on the groupthink syndrome and its pathology and weaknesses. In the book,The Polythink Syndrome (Stanford University Press, 2016, with C. Wayne,...

07
Sep
2017

Islamic Nationalism: The Armed Resistance of Patani Malays in Southern Thailand

Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat

Abstract This research investigates the transformations of political ideologies of contemporary liberation movements in southern Thailand. The year 2004 marked a dramatic surge of violent...

07
Sep
2017

Mr Mothercountry: Colonialism and the rule of law

Professor Keally McBride, University of San Francisco

PRESENTED BY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CHANGE

One of the most interesting areas of scholarship in recent years has been the relationship between colonialism and the rule of law. Several...

NEW GUINEA, MILNE BAY, 1943-04-20. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE COASTAL STRIP WHERE THE MILNE BAY BATTLE WAS FOUGHT, SHOWING THE AIR STRIP WHERE HEAVY FIGHTING TOOK PLACE - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/014700/
31
Aug
2017

75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay

Emeritus Professor David Horner

A special War Studies Seminar remembering the 75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay. This special seminar coincides with the death of Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received...

31
Aug
2017

Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Endowment Event

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Professor John Blaxland and Mr David Akers

Please join us and the family of Clark Davis Ivins as we announce the 2017 Clark Davis Ivins Memoral Prize for First Year Security Students and launch the 2017 Travel Grants.

The inaugural...

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