Past events

Rainbows not Rambos
04
Nov
2019

Peacebuilding and Masculinity Transformation

Dr David Duriesmith, University of Queensland

While formal peacebuilding initiatives have overwhelmingly focused on shifting men’s relationship to violence, the scholarship on peacebuilding has only recently begun to address the role of...

Professor Hugh White, and Professor the Hon Gareth Evans
30
Oct
2019

Thinking the Unthinkable: Could Australia ever contemplate nuclear weapons?

Professor Hugh White, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre; Professor Gareth Evans, ANU Chancellor

John Gee Memorial Lecture

Professor Hugh White’s latest book How to Defend Australia has raised some challenging questions. One of them is whether there could be circumstances under which...

Roch Wamytan - President of the Congress of New Caledonia - credit Nic Maclellan
24
Oct
2019

Another vote for independence: New Caledonia's second referendum on self-determination

Charles Wea & Nic Maclellan

The French Pacific dependency of New Caledonia will hold a second referendum on self-determination in September 2020. A meeting this month in Paris between the French government, the independence...

Australian infantry from the 2/9th Battalion move along the Riko River; Balikpapan, August 1945.
21
Oct
2019

Naik Sungai: The river war in Borneo

Dr Garth Pratten, Acting Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

Audio recording of the seminar.

Landing in Borneo in 1945 as part of the Oboe series of operations the 7th and 9th Australian Divisions confronted an operational environment in which...

18
Oct
2019

Advancing Equal Outcomes in the Pacific

Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, Director, Social Development Programme (Gender, Culture & Youth) Pacific Community (SPC)

In this seminar we will hear from Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, director of the Pacific Community’s Social Development Programme (SDP). The SDP’s goal is to ‘advance gender equality,...

15
Oct
2019

War Makes States: Conflict 2019 report

Nikki Philline C. de la Rosa, executive director International Alert Philippines

This seminar is co-sponsored by the CAP Philippines Project

The Conflict Alert 2019 Report highlights the decline of violent incidents in Muslim Mindanao in the Southern Philippines after...

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific and Leszek Buszynski
10
Oct
2019

Book Launch: Geopolitics and the Western Pacific

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the ANU College of Asia; Honorary Professor Leszek Buszynski, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU

Join us for the launch of Geopolitics and the Western Pacific: China, Japan and the US by author Dr Leszek Buszynski.

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the...

10
Oct
2019

Book Launch - Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands by Kerryn Baker

Kerryn Baker, Stewart Firth

Please join us at the book launch of Kerryn Baker’s Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands, University of Hawai`i Press.

About the book

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10
Oct
2019

ANU DPA Bougainville Independence Referendum Symposium

Anthony Regan and others

On 23 November 2019, an unprecedented referendum will take place in Bougainville and Papua New Guinea, the culmination of more than 20 years of work towards peace. Bougainvilleans will be asked...

Pavin Chachavalpongpun
08
Oct
2019

King Vajiralongkorn and the new political landscape

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Kyoto University

King Vajiralongkorn was crowned on 1 December 2016, although the official ceremony was not until 4 May 2019 (note that the official coronation was a three-day celebration from 4-6 May 2019)....

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