Past events

Parliament House, Canberra
07
Dec
2020

OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Various

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of international studies, and is known for...

02
Dec
2020

Posing problems without shacking up: Prospects for a Sino-Russian alliance and implications for Asia-Pacific security

Oriana Skylar Mastro

Is China forming a balancing coalition against the United States, in particular with Russia? The most recent scholarship does not address China’s balancing strategy because it focuses on...

30
Nov
2020

Empire’s labor: The global army that supports US wars

Associate Professor Adam Moore

Since 9/11 the US has become dependent on a vast army of foreign, contracted labor to fight its wars—to a degree unprecedented in the country’s history.

In this talk, Adam Moore details...

25
Nov
2020

Sexual violence in armed conflict: Paths to recovery

Professor Bina D'Costa, Associate Professor Kirsten Ainley, May Maloney, Rebecca Piam

Sexual violence is often the ‘silent crime’ of armed conflicts, leaving largely invisible scars that too often go unnoticed. For practitioners and researchers alike, how we talk and think about...

16
Nov
2020

Understanding the Abrams Doctrine and post-Vietnam U.S. force structure policy

James Blackwell

In the immediate period surrounding the end of the United States’ involvement in Vietnam, the U.S. Army undertook a fundamental restructure of their active and reserve forces, linking them...

A 15th-century reconstruction based on Ptolemy's projections of the world (Wikimedia Commons)
02
Nov
2020

Liberal states, social bordering, and international order

Chris Reus-Smit, Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland

A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the liberal international order, but contributions to this debate commonly discount the order’s pre-1945 origins, ignore fundamental shifts in its...

02
Nov
2020

What's so special about Asian security? Dealing with economics and institutions.

Professor Alice D. Ba, Associate Professor Elizabeth Thurbon, Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart

Are the security landscape and dynamics in Asia significantly different compared to those in other world regions? Is there anything ‘special’ about Asian security that necessitates alterations or...

Residents of South Bougainville with their mobile telephones. (Credit: Jeremy Miller)
27
Oct
2020

WEBINAR - Mobile telephones for public messaging: Did the referendum information hotline make a difference?

Amanda H.A. Watson, Jeremy Miller, Adriana Schmidt

Last year, the people of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville voted overwhelmingly to break away from Papua New Guinea in a non-binding referendum. In the pre-referendum period, there was a...

Image of book cover and authors
25
Jun
2020

In From the Cold - Book Launch

Jean Beaumont, David Horner, John Blaxland, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Fleming

Australians served at sea, on land and in the air alongside their United Nations partners during the war. They fought with distinction, from bitterly cold mountain tops, to the frozen decks of...

Image of President Trump on the phone
18
Jun
2020

Can We Trust America? Our Closest Ally in the Time of COVID

Brendan Taylor; Gorana Grgic; Kelly Magsamen; Jonathan Pearlman

The ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and Australian Foreign Affairs will host an important discussion of Australia’s closest ally in the time of COVID, as its dominance in the...

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