Past events

25
Oct
2013

Democracy and Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet

The two words €œdemocracy€ and €œVietnam€ are rarely paired even in scholarly literature. Yet one can credibly say that democracy and politics in contemporary Vietnam go hand in hand.  One...

23
Oct
2013

PhD Thesis Proposal Seminar: explaining emerging powers through the concept of emerging pivot states - comparative foreign policies of Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey

Awidya Santikajaya

My research aims to aim to develop a theory that seeks to account for a better explanation of emerging powers. Despite growing attention to developing countries in the categories of emerging€ or...

23
Oct
2013

The Fiji Constitution of September 2013

Anthony Regan, Fellow , State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program

Abstract: The military regime in power in Fiji since 2006 has made a new national Constitution under which elections will be held before September 2014. This presentation will examine the...

22
Oct
2013

The Politics of Aristocracy in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi

The seminar focuses on the question why some aristocrats have staged successful political comebacks in post-Suharto politics, while others have failed to do so. Since Indonesia's democratization...

18
Oct
2013

Civilian women, female ex-combatants and the challenges of transitional justice in Sri Lanka

Nirmala Paranavitana

At the end of the three-decade long conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009, the majority of victims in the north and east of Sri Lanka were women €“ both civilians and ex-combatants €“ who face a...

14
Oct
2013

Maritime power in the western pacific : a review

Geoffrey Till, Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies at King’s College London

The trends affecting the global development of maritime power are especially evident in the Western Pacific and will shape the future of the Indo-Pacific region. Torn between the challenges of...

10
Oct
2013

Re-thinking the Bases of U.S. Power and Authority in East Asia

Evelyn Goh and David C. Kang

This seminar will also feature a launch of Evelyn Goh's new book on The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy, and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia. Please join us for complimentary drinks and...

27
Sep
2013

Repression on the Cheap: responses to anti-state dissent in post-new order Indonesia

Dominic Berger

Abstract

My thesis looks at one aspect of Indonesia's democratic quality that remains contentious, namely the state's treatment of peacefully expressed anti-state dissent, such as Islamism,...

25
Sep
2013

The Decade of War on Terror: a perspective from Pakistan

Brigadier Zahoor Ahmed (DA Pakistan)

Speakers: Brigadier Zahoor Ahmed (DA Pakistan), and two members of the Pakistan Army Command & Staff College delegation (both just returned from Peshawar and service in the Federally Administered...

18
Sep
2013

The fusion of military and political activity in 21st Century combat

Emile Simpson

In the Afghan conflict, and in contemporary conflicts more generally, liberal powers and their armed forces have blurred the line between military and political activity. The clear-cut conception...

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