Past events

20
Apr
2021

“When I entered the tiger zone …“ Why did people participate in genocide in Cambodia and beyond?

Timothy Williams

Genocide constitutes one of the most heinous crimes imaginable to mankind and participation in it is thus often thought of as particularly egregious. So why do people participate in genocide?...

19
Apr
2021

Artillery, Tanks and a Man Named Watson: 1st Anzac Corps and the First Battle of Bullecourt, 11 April 1917

Dr Maleah Hampton

On 11 April 1917 the Australians of the 1st Anzac Corps launched an attack at German positions near the French village of Bullecourt. The British correspondent Phillip Gibbs contended that the...

18
Mar
2021

Living with Fear: Defining a Better National Security Outcome

Dr Albert Palazzo

One of the reasons Australia is among the fortunate countries is that it has never known fear. From a national security perspective, it has always been one of the safest countries in the world....

16
Mar
2021

Southeast Asia faces a rising China

Sebastian Strangio

Shortly after acceding to the leadership of the People’s Republic of China in 2012, Xi Jinping promised to lead a “great rejuvenation” of the Chinese nation. In the years since, he has tightened...

15
Mar
2021

States of Justice: The Politics of the International Criminal Court

Dr Oumar Ba

Dr Ba will talk about his new book, States of Justice, which theorises the ways in which states that are presumed to be weaker in the international system use the International Criminal Court (ICC...

_ (L-R) Julien Barbara (DPA), Lindy Kanan (DPA), Judy Putt (DPA), Saskias Tameo (PNG Deputy High Commissioner), photo by Tanuj Parakh, DPA
09
Mar
2021

Launch of a series of short films from the PNG Family Protection Order Research Project

Various Speakers

(L-R) Julien Barbara (DPA), Lindy Kanan (DPA), Judy Putt (DPA), Saskias Tameo (PNG Deputy High Commissioner), photo by Tanuj Parakh, DPA

To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2021, the...

01
Mar
2021

To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War from 1608 to 2020

Professor Neta Crawford

‘To Make Heaven Weep: Civilians and the American Way of War from 1608 to 2020’: War is defined as force on force conflict. So why have civilians so consistently been the deliberate target of...

25
Feb
2021

Power Projection and Deterrence: South China Sea Disputants as Pawns in the U.S.-China Rivalry

Dr Krista Weigand

In the past decade, China has pursued consistent low-level provocations against disputants to seize or prevent other states’ access to islands, maritime features, and waters in the South China Sea...

18
Feb
2021

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs 2021 Orientation Session

Various speakers

Dr Mathew Davies, Deputy Director of Education, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, warmly invites all postgraduate students commencing their studies in the Graduate Diploma of...

08
Dec
2020

Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy

Professor Sharon Erickson Nepstad (University of New Mexico); Professor Mike Smith (Australian National University and National Museum of Australia); Professor Richard Vokes (University of Western Australia)

The 3rd ANU Religion Conference 2020: the Call for Papers

Forms of human movement including global immigration, asylum-seeking, climate migration, and the internal migration accompanying...

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