Past events

APCD lecture
30
Oct
2017

Trends and Innovation in Digital Diplomacy

Professor Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands

There is now less euphoria about the impact of the digital age on diplomacy than some years ago, and as a result of fast-moving social and technological change there are more reasons to discuss...

30
Oct
2017

Gender and Political Transition Processes in Colombia, Nepal and Bougainville

Dr Sophia Close, Senior Adviser, Gender and Peacebuilding, Conciliation Resources

This new research analyses three contexts (Colombia, Nepal and Bougainville) to extend understanding of the role of non-elite sources of political power in determining the political settlement....

PNG soldiers from the 1960-70s
25
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

You are invited to attend the book launch of Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, by Dr Tristan Moss.

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael...

24
Oct
2017

Speaking Out: Public Political Criticism in Contemporary Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet

In essays, books, blogs, magazines, petitions, and demonstrations, Vietnamese citizens in recent years have been publicly debating and criticizing government agencies, policies, and the ruling...

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23
Oct
2017

Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia

Launched by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki Laureate Fellow, School of Culture History and Language, The Australian National University

Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan. It evolved into a...

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23
Oct
2017

The Strategy of Secession

Dr Ryan Griffiths, University of Sydney

How does a breakaway region become an internationally recognised state? This is an important question for aspiring nations. In this seminar, I outline what I call the sovereignty game, and show...

17
Oct
2017

The Francophone Africans: A Last Frontier for Australia

Mr William Fisher

While Africa in general, and the French-speaking part of it in particular, may seem of distant interest to Australian preoccupations, there is an increasing number of issues where Australia will...

17
Oct
2017

Villager responses to drought: An ethnographic study in southwest China

Aisi Shang

Abstract This thesis explores the social underpinnings of disasters associated with natural hazards. In existing disaster studies, it is common to classify people into different vulnerable groups...

Mr Peter Greste
16
Oct
2017

Meet the Author: In conversation with Peter Greste

Professor William Maley and Mr Peter Greste

The Department of International Relations invites you to join us as Professor Bill Maley is in conversation with Mr Peter Greste, Australian Journalist and Author as they discuss his new book...

16
Oct
2017

Information Warfare in the 21st century: Media jihad, New Cold Wars and fake news

Keynote address, Mr Peter Greste; International Speakers: Dr Craig Whiteside, US Naval War College; Dr Alastair Reed, Director International Centre for Counter-Terrorism; and ANU expert academics

The propaganda campaigns of violent extremists such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, the messaging and cyberwar efforts of emerging powers in the East, and the rise of so-called “fake news” have placed the...

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