Past events

02
Apr
2019

Recreational Fundamentalism: Hijrah counterculture and the Islamisation of middle-class lay-Muslims in Jakarta

Ray Yen

AbstractHijrah is a lifestyle-oriented trend of middle-class lay-Muslims pursuing self-improvement through Islam. In recent years, the hijrah phenomenon broke into the mainstream as an increasing...

26
Mar
2019

Insecure Thai-ness: Contradictions within a mode of dependency

Sirichinda Thongchinda

Abstract My starting point for this presentation is to question how a particular ethic, or set of ethics, decides and dominates the way Thai people live together. Building on the work of Judith...

21
Mar
2019

Book Launch - Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War: The Supreme War Council and War Planning, 1917-1918

Major General Mick Ryan

Book launch by Major General Mick Ryan. MAJGEN Ryan was appointed as the Commander of the Australian Defence College in 2018, after having variously served in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan....

21
Mar
2019

The politics of Indonesia’s relationship with China

Gatra Priyandita

Abstract For decades, structural realists have argued that states are likely to either balance against or bandwagon with larger, potentially threatening states. However, studies on state responses...

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15
Mar
2019

Environmental Populism: Could It Save the World?

Professor Mark Beeson

Populism is popular but generally gets a bad press — for good reasons. But could populism actually be a progressive force in domestic and even international politics? Recent movements such as...

12
Mar
2019

The First Political Order - How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

Valerie M Hudson

Global history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. Yet almost universally, males subordinate females. How does the relationship between men and women shape the wider...

08
Mar
2019

International Women's Day event: Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

Honourable Alofa Tuuau, Dr Transform Aqorau, Sarah Garap, Kerryn Baker (Convenor)

The Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to a special 2019 International Women’s Day Pacific Leadership...

05
Mar
2019

The Poverty of China’s Rural-to-Urban Migrants: A Case Study of Shanghai

Chunyuan Gao

Abstract Since the late 1980s, an increasing number of migrant workers have been moving from villages to towns and cities in China. In 2010, 153 million rural-to-urban migrant workers worked...

04
Mar
2019

Property, State Land and Lisan: Reassembling the Land & State in Post-Independence Timor-Leste

Meabh Cryan

This is a pre-submission seminar by DPA PhD candidate Meabh Cryan where she talks about her thesis.

‘Our land is our body, we will not sell it because if we sold it we would all die’...

26
Feb
2019

Speaking Suffering: A Post-Colonial Analysis of Why the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission Failed to ‘Touch the Heart of the People’

Claire Cronin

Between 2008 and 2012, the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) collected the testimonies of individuals who had suffered, or taken part in, acts of violence during the period...

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