Past events

Image by Kilusang Mayo Uno on Flickr.
13
Aug
2019

The ASEAN Way, Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific

HE Ma Hellen De La Vega, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines to Australia

Registration required.

Ambassador Ma Hellen De La Vega is a career officer of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

In the Home Office, she served in various capacities,...

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13
Aug
2019

Macabre social capital: The families of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba

Associate Professor C Christine Fair, Georgetown University

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT, also known as Jamaat ud Dawa among other aliases) is the most competent, lethal and loyal proxy of the Pakistani state. LeT operates in India, Afghanistan and elsewhere in...

Image: Launch of Global Study on UNSC Resolution 1325 UN Women [CC/Flickr]
12
Aug
2019

Narrating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Professor Laura J. Shepherd, University of Sydney

Joint IR-WIIS Research Seminar

The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325, the first resolution to be adopted by the Council under...

08
Aug
2019

China Debate: John Mearsheimer vs Hugh White

Professor John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago; Professor Hugh White, ANU.

For years, Australian policymakers have balanced China’s desire for an enhanced regional role with our desire for U.S. protection. However, contrary to the Canberra consensus, there is going to be...

06
Aug
2019

Securitized Humanitarian Space? Interrogating NGO-military relations in the Bangsamoro (Philippines) theatre

Rosalie Hall, Professor University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines

This seminar is co-sponsored with the CAP Philippines Project

Abstract In the last decades, the non-government organization (NGO) community in the Bangsamoro area has diversified and...

05
Aug
2019

War Studies Seminar: Trauma and resilience among First World War veterans

Professor Emerita Joan Beaumont, Strategic & Defence Studies centre, ANU

The memory of war is now dominated by trauma and victimhood. A common assumption is that all Australian veterans who survived in First World War were destined to lead dysfunctional lives, marred...

Image: Plight of the Rohingya AK Rockefeller CC-Flickr
05
Aug
2019

Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia

Associate Professor Catherine Renshaw, Australian Catholic University

There was a degree of optimism when in 2008 the leaders of Southeast Asian nations announced the creation of a regional human rights commission to promote and protect the human rights and...

Propaganda in North Korea
30
Jul
2019

The North Korea watchers: An ethnographic study of an expert community

Jeffrey Robertson

During 2017-18, the risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula increased. Between Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in, and Donald Trump, a perfect storm of populism and strategic change saw a frantic rhythm of...

Jeffery Chwieroth, Andrew Walter, and "The Wealth Effect"
29
Jul
2019

The Wealth Effect: How the Great Expectations of the Middle Class Have Changed the Politics of Banking Crises

Jeffrey Chwieroth, and Andrew Walter

In this book launch seminar, Jeffrey Chwieroth and Andrew Walter explain how mass political demand has contributed to rising financial fragility and political instability and discontent in...

Plane
23
Jul
2019

The Pacific step-up: Will it work and what happens if not?

James Gilling, Hugh White, Katerina Teaiwa, and Graeme Smith

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly put Pacific affairs at the centre of his foreign policy. But is his embrace of the “Pacific family...

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