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Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in, and Kim Jong Un
30
Apr
2018

Unravelling the Inter-Korean Summit

Jong-Sung You, Lauren Richardson, Min-hyoung Park

LIVESTREAMED from 3.45pm Mon 30th April

If you missed out on a ticket to this sold out event, don’t worry, you can watch it on Facebook Live - livestreamed on our ANU Coral Bell School...

Image: 7th Army Training Command [CC/Flickr]
27
Apr
2018

The Case for Institutional Pacifism

Dr Ned Dobos, UNSW Canberra

Pacifism, in its most familiar form, is the view that waging war is never morally justified—call this the pacifism-of-acts. This is to be carefully distinguished from what we might call the...

Sheffield and soldiers
23
Apr
2018

Morale and Combat Motivation of British and Anzac Troops at Gallipoli

Gary Sheffield,University of Wolverhampton

How well did the morale of soldiers at Gallipoli bear up when fighting in the appalling conditions of the Gallipoli campaign? Did they fight for King and Empire, for their mates, for home, or for...

23
Apr
2018

Conflicts over Money: Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Risk of Violence in Melanesia

Professor Richard Eves

It is often believed that improving opportunities for women to earn income would result in improved status for them particularly in relation to men, the theory being that having an income or an...

Soldier with peace sign on hand
19
Apr
2018

"The Death of this Security Norm is greatly exaggerated": Beyond the Violation/Compliance Dichotomy

Sarah Percy, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland

Our current understanding of the ‘death’ of important norms governing international security is both empirically and theoretically flawed. The literature has argued that a wide range of norms –...

Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945
09
Apr
2018

Central Bureau and Australia’s Code-Breaking operations in the Second World War

David Dufty

Nyrambla House, Ascot: The Headquarters of the Central Bureau from 1942-1945

During the Second World War, Australia was home to a large, secret code-breaking organisation named Central...

05
Apr
2018

ANU Religion Conference 2018: Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

Call for papers--deadline extended to 20 Dec 2017

Call for Papers

ANU Religion Conference 2018

Theme: Sacred Sites/Sacred Stories: Global Perspectives

05-07 April 2018, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian...

27
Mar
2018

Environmental Change & Migration in an Agrarian Society: The Case of Coastal Bangladesh

Towheedul Islam

Abstract This seminar presents a mid-term review of a PhD project, which examines the adaptive responses to environmental and climatic changes among agrarian communities in coastal Bangladesh....

Image: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons [CC/Flickr]
23
Mar
2018

Testing the Nuclear Stability-Instability Paradox Using Synthetic Control Method

Professor Benjamin E. Goldsmith, ANU

Does acquisition of nuclear weapons by security rivals increase their level of conventional militarised conflict? Some recent theoretical and quantitative work has supported the ‘stability-...

19
Mar
2018

Intelligence and the Function of Government

Paul Symon AO, Director-General, Australian Secret Intelligence Service

The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Paul Symon AO, will launch the book Intelligence and the Function of Government (MUP) by Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel...

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