**This event is co-hosted with the International Committee of the Red Cross Mission in Australia.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. The Conventions and their protocols form the core of international humanitarian law and preserve common humanity in the midst of conflict.
2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of the ANU Department of International Relations. Through our research we generate evidence for normative guidance and humanitarian capacity building at both local and global levels.
Economics isn’t enough to stop potentially catastrophic conflict in the South China Sea. It’s time to explore a range of innovative and potentially less force-driven ways of solving what seems an intractable issue, writes Greg Raymond.