Past events

18
Jun
2019

Exclusive or Inclusive? Shan ethnic organisations in eastern Myanmar during the 2010s political transition

Sai Maung

Abstract During the political transition in the 2010s, Kengtung, a remote town in eastern Myanmar, has seen an unprecedented emergence of Shan ethnic organisations. These Shan groups work on a...

17
Jun
2019

Australia and the war in Afghanistan

Dr Rhys Crawley, Australian War Memorial

** PLEASE NOTE, THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW THE MOLONGLO THEATRE, JG CRAWFORD BUILDING, 132 LENNOX CROSSING, ANU, ACTON **

Despite being Australia’s longest war, the part that...

Image:Window National Mosque Kampala Flickr CC Philip Songa
17
Jun
2019

Insecurity and the Invisible: Testing the Boundaries of a Concept

Dr Jonathan Fisher, University of Birmingham

The modern study – and practice – of security has been largely concerned with the protection, preservation and sustaining of the temporal, the material and the tangible. Although the longstanding...

11
Jun
2019

From self-made entrepreneurs to professional business managers: the emergence of a social group identity in rural China

Camille Boullenois

Abstract This seminar discusses my PhD thesis, which explores the construction of a social group identity among entrepreneurs in post-Mao rural China. Drawing on research in a rural county in...

07
Jun
2019

Migrant Worker Rights and Norm Contestation in Southeast Asia: Establishing Meaning-in-Use through Social Interaction

Ruji Auethavornpipat

This study starts from the puzzling observation that the norm of migrant worker protection has produced multiple understandings in both meaning and application in three Southeast Asian countries:...

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar
07
Jun
2019

Faith in action: understanding the relationship between faith and practice for evangelical humanitarian organisations

Alana Moore

Abstract

The increased interest in the role of religious actors, ideas and practices in the International Relations (IR) discipline is a promising development of contemporary scholarship....

06
Jun
2019

Workshop: How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands

Collin Beck (Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade), Ewen McDonald (Head of the Office of the Pacific, DFAT), Margaret Keen (ANU), Tess Newton Cain (UQ), Anna Powles (Massey University), Patrick Kaiku (UPNG), Fulori Manoa (University of the South Pacific), Steve Ratuva (University of Canterbury), Sandra Tarte (University of the South Pacific), Bernard Yegiora (Divine Word), Wesley Morgan (University of the South Pacific), Richard Balkonan Olul (Department of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu), George Carter (ANU), and more...

In the 2013 Defence White Paper the Australian government identified its zone of strategic interest as the Indo-Pacific, which it described as ‘connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans through...

05
Jun
2019

Controversial Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats, in conversation with Michael Wesley

Yevgenia Albats, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The New Times

As Australia and others track Russia’s movements closely, join independent Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats and Professor Michael Wesley to discuss the interplay between its domestic...

04
Jun
2019

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

Felix Pal

Abstract The paramilitary Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Corps or RSS), is notorious for its many crimes against Muslim communities in India. Large scale riots, poisonous vitriol...

Image: Le Salon de la Mappemon Flickr CC
03
Jun
2019

Security Mapping and Colour Encoding: A Critical Cartography of Interventions

Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, ANU

Every international intervention comes with its own security regulations, which contribute in turn to structuring the political geography of the intervention, delimiting areas of interaction...

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