international relations

Being a good neighbour: Australia in Asia

Australia 360: A panel of academics from the SDSC discuss Australia’s relationships with its neighbours.

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event last Tuesday, a panel of academics broke down Australia’s key regional relationships, starting in Southeast Asia.

Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in a row that ANU has been ranked among the top ten for these subjects.

Coral Bell School at ANU Open Day 2019

On Saturday, 31 August, 9am - 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top-ranked university.

Program convenors, academics, current students and staff from the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs will be available to speak to you about all of our programs (undergraduate and postgraduate) and will be offering the following information sessions on the day:

The wall that moves: The separation barrier in the West Bank

In this seminar, Dr Umut Ozguc explores the ways in which the separation wall operates as a complex network that brings together diverse social, political and spatial elements in novel ways. The wall generates new connections, codes, and discontinuities in the West Bank. It creates its own fixed and fluid elements, statements, and functions. The wall first empties Palestinian land to occupy it. It then captures that land, its people and resources, and imposes its own behavioral, legal, and institutional codes. These codes are made up of ever-shifting heterogeneous elements.

Securing Reproductive Health: A Threat to International Peace and Security?

Reproductive health is a threat to the security of women around the world. This seminar offers three arguments as to why reproductive health should be recognised as an international security threat. First, global health security performs a normative function: this should be harnessed to elevate reproductive health as a policy concern. In so doing, the concept of global health security needs to be rethought from its common statist conception.

Macabre social capital: The families of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT, also known as Jamaat ud Dawa among other aliases) is the most competent, lethal and loyal proxy of the Pakistani state. LeT operates in India, Afghanistan and elsewhere in South Asia and beyond.

The ASEAN Way, Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific

Registration required.

Ambassador Ma Hellen De La Vega is a career officer of the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.

In the Home Office, she served in various capacities, including as the Executive Director of the Office of Asia and Pacific (ASPAC) from August 2007 to September 2008; Senior Special Assistant to the Undersecretary for Policy from March 2014 to November 2015. During this period, she also served as the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN High Level Task Force that drafted the ASEAN Vision 2025.

International Relations and Political Economy

Neil Renwick, ‘International Relations and Political Economy’, IR Working Paper No.

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