Past events

25
Aug
2021

Not your parents' Cold War: Why this time is different and more dangerous

Hugh White

It is only natural that we see the ‘new Cold War’ through the lens of the old one. But how far is the new Cold War against China like the old one against the Soviet Union?

Today’s policies...

19
Aug
2021

Can empires of 'race' succeed in containing 'Islam'? Britain, the Pahang War, & the 1902 Siam-Malaya boundary

Amrita Malhi

In 1874, Britain installed a Resident in Perak, its first colony on the Malay Peninsula. It then quickly added more territory to the south; and yet to the north, for two more decades, it...

10
Aug
2021

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

Felix Pal

Why does an organisation of violently Islamophobic Hindu nationalists, the RSS, have a Muslim wing?

Drawing on their fieldwork with this Muslim wing, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, in North...

05
Aug
2021

The politics of nuclear commemoration in Asia: The China case

Dr Nicola Leveringhaus

In the study of China’s foreign affairs, historians like to suggest that the past is always present. A ‘Century of Humiliation’ in the nineteenth century or fighting the Japanese in the 1930s and...

Denghua Zhang Seminar
05
Aug
2021

Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

Denghua Zhang

This presentation is part of the DPA seminar series

Research on China’s diplomacy and other activities in the Pacific has grown in recent years. What is less discussed is the rapid...

04
Aug
2021

#Milktea or milquetoast?

Various speakers

The role of technology in political and social movements like the Arab Spring is widely considered by scholars to be important, but not revolutionary. But significant political upheaval in Asia is...

27
Jul
2021

PSC Seminar Series

Dr Rebecca Meckelburg

Local government and civil society responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia have been widely lauded in academic and popular media since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in March 2020...

22
Jul
2021

Welcome to DPA Postgraduate Students

Nicole Haley, Dr Kerryn Baker

For DPA’s 2021 postgraduate student cohort, please join Professor Nicole Haley, Director of Studies, and Dr. Kerryn Baker, Convenor - PASI8005, for a meet and greet induction session via...

21
Jul
2021

Competing Strategic Imaginaries in Asia

Prof Evelyn Goh

The contemporary struggle in Asia is as much about competing strategic ‘imaginaries’ as it is about military or economic power. Geopolitics is a way of framing the world; it rests on imagining and...

19
Jul
2021

War Studies Seminar Series

James Brien

“Bricks Without Straw”: The Allies and the Beachhead Operations, November 1942-January 1943

The Australian and American operations to secure the Japanese beachheads in Papua were arguably...

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