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02
May
2017

The Dialectics of World Orders

Professor Thomas Biersteker, Graduate Institute of International Development Studies, Geneva

The Dialectics of World Orders manuscript, and the larger collaborative project out of which it emerged, has been long in the making. Begun at MIT in the late 1970s under the guidance of the late...

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02
May
2017

The Politics of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under President Joko Widodo

Gatra Priyandita

Abstract The South China Sea disputes continue to be one of the most pertinent security issues in Southeast Asia. Historically, Indonesia has adopted a hedging strategy that combines maintaining...

01
May
2017

The German Army and the development of its operational thinking in the era of the world wars

Dr. Gerhard P. Groß, Bundeswehr Center of Military History and Social Sciences

The development of the German Army’s operational thinking in the world war era and beyond is one of that institution’s most significant historical questions. That history is composed of several...

28
Apr
2017

Sino Australian Relations in the Age of Trump

Professor Michael Wesley, Gai Brodtmann MP, Professor Richard Rigby, Professor Hugh White and Dr Shiro Armstrong

China today looms larger than ever in myriad aspects of Australian life — economic, political, strategic and cultural. Already it is plain that this must have implications for our relationship...

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27
Apr
2017

Excavating the Future of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Yangon

Professor San Shwe

Understanding and preserving historical sites and artefacts are essential to the past, present and future of Myanmar and global scholarship. This presentation by Professor San Shwe, Head of...

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18
Apr
2017

The First Political Order: Some Preliminary Results from a Minerva Initiative-Funded Research Project

Professor Valerie Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service

In 2014, we were awarded a Minerva Initiative grant from the US Department of Defense to investigate empirically the relationship between the security of women and the security of states. This...

18
Apr
2017

The Structure of Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Voting

Paul Kenny

While some ethnic groups engage in a high level of ethnic voting, many others do not. We argue that where class and ethnic differences overlap, ethnic voting should be elevated. More specifically...

13
Apr
2017

Networking Peace: Mapping the Israeli Peace Movement

Jo Dixon

From before the declaration of the state of Israel there have been organisations and individuals within Israel arguing for solutions that emphasised justice and autonomy for both Jews and...

Professor Rajesh Chandra is the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific. Image USP
12
Apr
2017

Tertiary Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues

Professor Rajesh Chandra

In this knowledge and innovation driven, open and competitive global economy and society, knowledge is the key driver of economic and social development. The Pacific Islands are now firmly...

11
Apr
2017

US Foreign Policy under President Trump

Professor Valerie Hudson, Tom Switzer and Professor Wiliam Tow

Prior to his election in November 2016, President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy outlook was the antithesis of the “Washington playbook”: the bipartisan consensus to support allies, free...

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