Past events

13
Nov
2018

Papua New Guinea and the Belt and Road Initiative: the road to ruins or riches

Sarah O’Dowd

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the second Pacific nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure program. Given the concerns sparked by the two countries’ deepening...

13
Nov
2018

Vietnam Update 2018: Vietnam in the World

Various

The Vietnam Update in 2018 will be held on Tuesday 13 November at The Australian National University, building on more than 25 years of the successful update series.

Forty years after đổi...

06
Nov
2018

The Diplomatic Prospects for the Rules-Based Trade and Investment Order

Associate Professor Stephen Woolcock

The rules-based trading system established in the post 1945 period has been an important factor in maintaining a stable, opening trading system, which in turn has contributed to economic growth....

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06
Nov
2018

Looking at the Sky, Listening to the Sea: Customary Environmental Knowledge, Climate Change in the Pacific and Connections of Atmosphere, Oceans, Species and People

Chels Marshall

The Pacific Ocean is the largest single geographic feature on our planet. It represents half of the world’s oceanic area, occupies one-third of the earth’s surface and helps support hundreds of...

26
Oct
2018

Beyond the Propaganda: What does Kim Jong Un want — and why?

Jean H. Lee

For the first six years of his rule, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un defied and terrorized the world by building and testing ever-more threatening nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Then, in late...

26
Oct
2018

Hollywood in the Pacific: Sustainable film and television industry in the Pacific

Eliorah Malifa

In 2016, the Pacific Community (formerly Secretariat of the Pacific Community or SPC), with funding from the Commonwealth Foundation released a scoping report entitled ‘Cinema Pasifika: Developing...

23
Oct
2018

The Negotiation of Identities among Cham Muslim Migrant Women in Urban Vietnam

Anh Vu

Abstract Vietnam is a multi-ethnic nation and the Cham is one of fifty-four state-recognized ethnic groups. In this project, my main aim is to understand the life experiences of Cham [Sunni]...

19
Oct
2018

Realism, Spinozism, Secularism

Dr Knox Peden, University of Melbourne

In Man, the State, and War (1959), Kenneth Waltz identifies Spinoza as a “first-image theorist.” Alongside Augustine, Niebuhr, and Morgenthau, Spinoza holds the view, according to Waltz, that “...

Banner: Stop Offshore Processing
12
Oct
2018

Which Frames Change Minds and Actions? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Australia

Associate Professor Jana von Stein

Australia is currently the only country in the world that requires offshore processing and mandatory detention of asylum seekers who arrive without a visa. The UN and various human rights NGOs...

Bob Breen
12
Oct
2018

What we know and where to go: lessons from partnering for peace in the Pacific Islands and a way forward

Bob Breen OAM, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies, Deakin University

Volume V of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations explores the Australian government’s efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from...

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