Past events

29
Aug
2017

Political Authority in Vietnam: Is the Vietnamese communist party a paper leviathan?

Adam Fforde and Lada Homutova

Abstract In a contribution to the political analysis of contemporary Vietnam, a single-Party state, this paper seeks to provide an understanding of the Vietnamese term ‘authority’ (‘uy’) and its...

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28
Aug
2017

Not ‘When’ World Government but ‘Why?’ The Centrality of Institutional Moral Purpose in Theorising Global Political Integration

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera, Griffith University

Questions around how to define or more broadly conceptualise an integrated global institutional order have become increasingly salient as academic interest in world government, the world state and...

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten
24
Aug
2017

I’m here for an argument: Why bipartisanship on security makes Australia less safe

Dr Andrew Carr, ANU

Australia’s politicians are expected to treat issues of national security and foreign and defence policy in a ‘bipartisan’ fashion. Doing so is believed to create good policy, ensure national...

United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts
18
Aug
2017

Mediating Global Conflict: An Insider’s Account of the United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts

Dr. Sakuntala Kadirgamar United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts (2015-2017)

In this Public Seminar Dr. Sakuntala Kadirgamar will take the audience inside the UN’s high-profile standby mediation team, which supports mediation processes around the globe. She will discuss:...

18
Aug
2017

Moderator or manipulator? Norodom Sihanouk and the nature of UN authority-building in Cambodia (1992-93)

Katrin Travouillon

Abstract Evaluations of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia make little mention of a contentious proposal that almost led to the amendment of UNTAC’s mandate: To safeguard...

17
Aug
2017

Japan's Security Renaissance: New Directions in Regional and US-Japan Relations

Professor Andrew L. Oros

For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and...

16
Aug
2017

Political settlements and their trajectories

Sue Ingram

Over the last decade, international development policies, most notably in the UK, have advanced ‘political settlements’ as a framing concept to guide statebuilding practice in fragile and conflict...

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14
Aug
2017

Does Australia Really Want a Rules-Based International Order?

Professor Shirley Scott, UNSW Canberra

This seminar will enquire into the notable shift in rhetoric on the part of the Australian government from that of support for ‘international law’ to that of support for a ‘rules-based...

10
Aug
2017

Prospects for the Rules-Based Global Order

Dr Greg Raymond, ANU and Associate Professor Rob Mclaughlin, ANU

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun. Many fear that the rise of China and a resurgent Russia will bring...

08
Aug
2017

Australia 360

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

Australia 360

Featuring keynote speaker

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate

Running in its third year, Australia 360 is the nation’s only in-depth...

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