Past events

12
Sep
2018

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

Dr Joanne Wallis, Dr Anna Powles, Dr Tess Newton Cain

Australia and New Zealand are often assumed to be as close as any two states in the international system; the Australian government describes them as ‘natural allies’ and the New Zealand...

11
Sep
2018

Lessons from the Meiliana case: Understanding Interreligious Relations in Contemporary Indonesia

M Adlin Sila

Abstract In recent weeks, the Meiliana blasphemy case in North Sumatra has attracted international media coverage and drawn criticism from human rights advocates in Indonesia and abroad. Meiliana...

10
Sep
2018

State of the Pacific 2018

Multiple

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research...

cybersecurity
28
Aug
2018

Death of Huawei's 5G bid: Technological Entanglement & Information Security

Sarah Logan - UNSW; Tom Uren - ASPI; Prof Roger Bradbury - National Security College, ANU.

The Australian Government has just effectively banned Huawei from participating in the building of the country’s next-generation 5G mobile network.

A joint media release by the...

23
Aug
2018

Whither academic freedom in Thailand? The criminal case against Dr Chayan and four others

Craig Reynolds, Jacqueline Lo, Sarah Bishop

The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized...

23
Aug
2018

ANU Careers: International in Focus

ANU Careers and International Organisations

International in Focus is an opportunity to connect with students interested in a career in an international or global organisation. It aims to create meaningful connections between employers and...

14
Aug
2018

A New Penal Populism?: Rodrigo Duterte, Public Opinion, and the War on Drugs in the Philippines

Paul Kenny

Since coming to power in mid-2016, Rodrigo Duterte has waged a violent campaign against drug-related criminality, with estimates of the number of those killed in the first 18 months of his...

Rwanda blue helmet soldiers
13
Aug
2018

The Kibeho Massacre, 1995 – what happened and why?

Jean Bou, Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

In April 1995, elements of the Rwandan People’s Army, while closing a large internally displaced person’s camp at Kibeho in south-west Rwanda, opened fire on its inhabitants. The United Nations...

09
Aug
2018

Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner organisations

This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration...

06
Aug
2018

Thinking the Empire Whole

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago

***** VENUE CHANGE TO SIR ROLAND WILSON BUILDING, THEATRE 1.02 ***** (It’s just 200 metres walk down the road from the Hedley Bull Building - McCoy Circuit, Acton.)

In this lecture,...

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