Image courtesy of Ministry of Defence, Japan.

Image courtesy of Ministry of Defence, Japan.

Australia, Japan, and Regional Security: Exploring Policy Frameworks and Approaches

25 July 2016

ANU/University of Tokyo International Security Workshop

With the broadening and deepening of the Australia-Japan security relationship, the need for training the next generation of policymakers in both countries to understand the key dimensions of the relationship and its context is intensifying.

To this end, ANU is joining the University of Tokyo to develop a project designed to generate regular and systematic dialogue between our best graduate coursework students studying international relations and regional security issues as they relate to evolving Australian-Japanese security ties. The project’s primary aim is to foster a higher quality of long-term Australian-Japanese security analysis by bringing together students and future national security policymakers from both countries, and allowing them to engage with the major concepts, dynamics, and debates of regional security and the Australia-Japan relationship.

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU and the Policy Alternatives Research Institute at the University of Tokyo will launch this project at the pilot workshop – Australia, Japan, and Regional Security: Exploring Policy Frameworks and Approaches – in Tokyo on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 September 2016.

Five ANU graduate coursework students will be joined by leading international relations and security studies scholars from the Bell School at the research workshop in Tokyo, along with University of Tokyo staff and students, and key policy makers in Japan.

Program Details

If successful for this opportunity, you will participate in a pre-departure briefing at ANU before travelling to Japan in late September. You will play an active part in the research workshop, along with other ANU and University of Tokyo students, and may have an opportunity to see your work published. You will receive a $2000 travel grant, provided by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, and your accommodation in Tokyo will be included in the program.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

In order to be eligible for this non-credit opportunity, you must be currently enrolled in a masters degree convened within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (including its constituent schools), have received grade results for at least 24 units of study at ANU at the time of application, and have a valid passport. Selection will be based on responses to the application questions and academic merit will be taken into consideration.

Applications

To apply, please fill out the short online application form by Sunday 7 August 2016. Successful applicants will be advised of their application outcome by Monday 15 August, and must be able to confirm participation by Monday 22 August.

Further Information

Dr David Envall, Academic Lead Department of International Relations Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

E: David.Envall@anu.edu.au

T: 02 6125 0190

Ms Leanne Harrison, Strategic Engagement (Internationalisation) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

E: Leanne.Harrison@anu.edu.au

T: 02 6125 2529

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