Past events

10
Mar
2020

Jihad for National Liberation: The Armed Resistance of Patani Malays in Southern Thailand

Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat

Abstract This seminar examines how Islam has shaped the struggle of Malay Muslim separatist movements in Thailand’s southernmost region. For the past 16 years, this region has been wracked by...

Image: Myanmar journalist in the marketplace
04
Mar
2020

The Politics of Media in Myanmar Now - Visitor Lecture by Swe Win

Swe Win

Before Myanmar’s political transition away from military dictatorship a decade ago, the press was under state control. Pre-publication censorship was the norm. With the closure of the press...

Image: Shanghai Nanking Road in the 1930s
04
Mar
2020

An Imported Ideology? The Neglected Endogenous Origins of Chinese and East Asian Developmentalism

Professor Eric Helleiner

Research Roundtable

East Asian developmentalism is often depicted as an ideology imported from the West. According to the most common story, the ideas of Friedrich List were imported to...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exclusion from Australia, our history books, our flag, anthem and for many years our democracy can never be undone—and the damage it has done cannot be reversed. What can be done, alongside efforts in health, education and employment, are practices of inclusion. The culture, population and environment of Australia have all changed significantly since colonisation and these ceremonies can seem strange or meaningless to some. However, all areas of Australia have or had tr
03
Mar
2020

Decolonising Humanitarian Protection? Survival vs. Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Ms Uchacha Chak; Dr Rupananda Roy; Ms Ena Tripura

Organisers: Bina D’Costa, Ruji Auethavornpipat, and Jennifer Canfield

RSVP: Please email Ruji Auethavornpipat at ruji.auethavornpipat@anu.edu.au

Program

10:00 - 12:00 Roundtable...

Image: Chinese opium poppy / Thomas Quine Flickr CC
02
Mar
2020

China Governs Borderless Threats: Chinese Counter-Narcotics and Riverine Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia

Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

China Governs Borderless Threats: Chinese Counter-Narcotics and Riverine Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia

China is often seen as clinging resolutely to sovereignty and non-interference....

Image: Burning / Chiaralily Flickr CC
28
Feb
2020

After the Fires? Climate Change and Security in Australia

Associate Professor Matt McDonald, University of Queensland

Abstract

The devastating bushfires of late 2019/ early 2020 in Australia placed the country firmly in the international spotlight. At the time of writing millions of hectares of forest had been...

Police receive training in public order management. Source: www.ramsi.org
20
Feb
2020

Legitimacy Work’ and Transnational Policing: What does the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Island’s strategic narrative tell us about how interventions build legitimacy?

Daniel McAvoy

This research uses the concept of ‘legitimacy work’ to examine the construction of legitimacy through discourses, narratives and practices of transnational policing. An interpretivist approach is...

Stephen Phillips
19
Dec
2019

State-created vulnerability as a deterrent: The perceived vulnerability of single male asylum seekers

Stephen Phillips, Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

This seminar explores the extent to which the denial of the vulnerability label to certain individuals and groups can lead to an increase in their level of vulnerability, as through their...

10
Dec
2019

Environmental change and migration in an agrarian society: The case of coastal Bangladesh

Towheedul Islam

Abstract In recent years, agrarian communities in coastal Bangladesh have experienced frequent and intense climatic hazards. Scholarship on environmental migration argues that villagers often...

In conversation: are we heading towards a strategic crisis  over Taiwan?
05
Dec
2019

In conversation: Are we heading towards a strategic crisis over Taiwan?

Brendan Taylor, Coral Bell School; Linda Jakobson, China Matters; Hugh White, Coral Bell School; Allan Gyngell, Crawford School; Chaired by Nick Bisley, La Trobe University

Video recording of the panel discussion at National Press Club.

As the world nervously watches Hong Kong’s unravelling, a far bigger crisis is brewing only a few hundred kilometres away on...

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