Past events

06
Aug
2019

Securitized Humanitarian Space? Interrogating NGO-military relations in the Bangsamoro (Philippines) theatre

Rosalie Hall, Professor University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines

This seminar is co-sponsored with the CAP Philippines Project

Abstract In the last decades, the non-government organization (NGO) community in the Bangsamoro area has diversified and...

05
Aug
2019

War Studies Seminar: Trauma and resilience among First World War veterans

Professor Emerita Joan Beaumont, Strategic & Defence Studies centre, ANU

The memory of war is now dominated by trauma and victimhood. A common assumption is that all Australian veterans who survived in First World War were destined to lead dysfunctional lives, marred...

Image: Plight of the Rohingya AK Rockefeller CC-Flickr
05
Aug
2019

Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia

Associate Professor Catherine Renshaw, Australian Catholic University

There was a degree of optimism when in 2008 the leaders of Southeast Asian nations announced the creation of a regional human rights commission to promote and protect the human rights and...

Propaganda in North Korea
30
Jul
2019

The North Korea watchers: An ethnographic study of an expert community

Jeffrey Robertson

During 2017-18, the risk of conflict on the Korean peninsula increased. Between Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in, and Donald Trump, a perfect storm of populism and strategic change saw a frantic rhythm of...

Jeffery Chwieroth, Andrew Walter, and "The Wealth Effect"
29
Jul
2019

The Wealth Effect: How the Great Expectations of the Middle Class Have Changed the Politics of Banking Crises

Jeffrey Chwieroth, and Andrew Walter

In this book launch seminar, Jeffrey Chwieroth and Andrew Walter explain how mass political demand has contributed to rising financial fragility and political instability and discontent in...

Plane
23
Jul
2019

The Pacific step-up: Will it work and what happens if not?

James Gilling, Hugh White, Katerina Teaiwa, and Graeme Smith

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly put Pacific affairs at the centre of his foreign policy. But is his embrace of the “Pacific family...

17
Jul
2019

Ripples of Change in Grassroots Women Organising in Papua New Guinea: A Personal Perspective.

Sarah Garap

In this presentation Sarah Garap will reflect on her personal journey from grassroots activism to academia, drawing upon more than 30 years of active citizenship in the areas of human rights,...

16
Jul
2019

Dynastic Cycles: The Rise and Fall of Political Families in the Philippines, 1907-2019

Professor Julio Teehankee

This seminar is co-sponsored by the CAP Philippines Project

Abstract Political families in the Philippines have managed to maintain their dominance at local and national politics. They...

Hugh White
04
Jul
2019

In Conversation with Hugh White

Hugh White, and Sam Roggeveen

Hugh White will be in-conversation with Sam Roggeveen on Hugh’s new book How to Defend Australia. In this groundbreaking book, Hugh White considers a number of important issues, such as how...

26
Jun
2019

Book Panel: The Prevention of Torture

Danielle Celermajer (University of Sydney), Kathy Ragless (Companion House), Rebecca Minty (Office of the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services), Nick Cheesman (Department of Political & Social Change, ANU)

There is an urgent need to analyze and assess how we prevent torture, against the background of a rigorous analysis of the factors that condition and sustain it. Drawing on rich empirical material...

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