Past events

19
Jun
2018

French colonialism and “shared sovereignty” in the Pacific

Nic Maclellan

New Caledonia and French Polynesia joined the Pacific Islands Forum as full members in 2016, and Wallis and Futuna is currently seeking to upgrade its membership from observer status. The presence...

19
Jun
2018

The myth of the self-made man in rural China

Camille Boullenois

Abstract Nowhere has economic development been so dramatic than in post-socialist rural China. Liberal economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping’s administration from 1978 onwards progressively...

Image: Sebastien Grey [CC/Flickr]
15
Jun
2018

Making the Invisible Visible: The Practice of Film Production as International Relations

Dr Sophie Harman, Queen Mary University of London

One question that International Relations’ (IR) feminist and decolonial theorists grapple with is how can ‘the invisible’ be made ‘visible’ in such a way that recognises its agency? In this...

tanaka portrait, kim jong un and moon jae in hugging
14
Jun
2018

Security in Northeast Asia: Looking forward to the next two decades

Hitoshi Tanaka

Northeast Asia is the most dynamic economic region of the world and one of its most geopolitically sensitive and troubled. The recent breakthroughs of the inter-Korean summits and (putative at the...

Hon Rick Houenipwela
13
Jun
2018

Solomon Islands and Australia: Where to from here? Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

Hon Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, will deliver a speech at the Australian National University. The Prime...

12
Jun
2018

Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the Threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia Today

Dennis Richardson, AO; Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Paul Dibb, AM

Paul Dibb’s book is a unique Cold War memoir that gives insights into how Australia saw the threat from the Soviet Union in terms of both national intelligence assessments and ASIO’s operations...

24
May
2018

Making it in the Military

Lieutenant Colonel Clare O’Neill and Wing Commander Hannah Jude-Smith

Among the many ways in which graduates can engage in the practice of international security, serving in the armed forces stands out as a front-line option. This special seminar features two...

Adeney portrait
23
May
2018

Dangers to democracy in India?

Prof Katharine Adeney, University of Nottingham

Light refreshments from 4pm before the lecture commences at 4.30pm

India is often cited as being the world’s largest democracy. It scores well on international democracy ranking measures...

Bayu Kurniadi
22
May
2018

Defending the Sultan's Land: Yogyakarta, Aristocratic Power and Control over Land in Post-Autocratic Indonesia

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi

Abstract This pre-submission seminar discusses the revival of aristocratic politics in post-authoritarian Indonesia. It attempts to explore why some aristocrats have staged successful political...

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18
May
2018

World Peace (and how we can achieve it)

Professor Alex Bellamy, Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

This talk is an investigation into the idea and the possibility of world peace. It argues that world peace is possible and explores how world politics might be nudged towards greater peacefulness...

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