Past events

Monk and barbed wire. Image credit: BRJ INC. Flickr
08
Apr
2019

Conference: Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

Pasuk Pongpaichit, Prajak Kongkirati, Ou Virak, Naruemon Thabchumpon, Chit Win, Kimly Ngoun, Chris Baker, Anne Hennings, Melissa Crouch, Costas Laoutides, Khin Zaw Win, Christoph Sperfeldt, Myat Thet Thitsar, Kevin Hewison, Aim Sinpeng, and Alice Beban

In the mid-1990s Myanmar was a dark spot on an otherwise increasingly bright outlook for liberal democratic change in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, in Thailand and Cambodia. Today things...

Postgraduate Information Evening
04
Apr
2019

Postgraduate Information Evening

Program convenors, top academics, students and alumni, program coordinators

Acton Theatre, JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching on the world’s most dynamic region....

02
Apr
2019

Recreational Fundamentalism: Hijrah counterculture and the Islamisation of middle-class lay-Muslims in Jakarta

Ray Yen

AbstractHijrah is a lifestyle-oriented trend of middle-class lay-Muslims pursuing self-improvement through Islam. In recent years, the hijrah phenomenon broke into the mainstream as an increasing...

26
Mar
2019

Insecure Thai-ness: Contradictions within a mode of dependency

Sirichinda Thongchinda

Abstract My starting point for this presentation is to question how a particular ethic, or set of ethics, decides and dominates the way Thai people live together. Building on the work of Judith...

21
Mar
2019

Book Launch - Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War: The Supreme War Council and War Planning, 1917-1918

Major General Mick Ryan

Book launch by Major General Mick Ryan. MAJGEN Ryan was appointed as the Commander of the Australian Defence College in 2018, after having variously served in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan....

21
Mar
2019

The politics of Indonesia’s relationship with China

Gatra Priyandita

Abstract For decades, structural realists have argued that states are likely to either balance against or bandwagon with larger, potentially threatening states. However, studies on state responses...

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15
Mar
2019

Environmental Populism: Could It Save the World?

Professor Mark Beeson

Populism is popular but generally gets a bad press — for good reasons. But could populism actually be a progressive force in domestic and even international politics? Recent movements such as...

12
Mar
2019

The First Political Order - How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

Valerie M Hudson

Global history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. Yet almost universally, males subordinate females. How does the relationship between men and women shape the wider...

08
Mar
2019

International Women's Day event: Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

Honourable Alofa Tuuau, Dr Transform Aqorau, Sarah Garap, Kerryn Baker (Convenor)

The Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to a special 2019 International Women’s Day Pacific Leadership...

05
Mar
2019

The Poverty of China’s Rural-to-Urban Migrants: A Case Study of Shanghai

Chunyuan Gao

Abstract Since the late 1980s, an increasing number of migrant workers have been moving from villages to towns and cities in China. In 2010, 153 million rural-to-urban migrant workers worked...

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