peace

Practising Humanity amid Changing Conflict

**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.

Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

Book Launch: Conflict, Identity, & State Formation in East Timor 2000 - 2017

The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is pleased to host the launch of DPA PhD graduate James Scambary’s book; Conflict, Identity, and State Formation in East Timor 2000 – 2017.

This will be an ‘ in-conversation-style’ launch led by James’ former supervisor Gordon Peake in Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 2, and will be followed by drinks in the Hedley Bull Foyer from 5pm.

Bridging the Protection Gap: Rethinking the 'Three Pillars’ to Eliminate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in ASEAN

Maria Tanyag, ‘Bridging the Protection Gap: Rethinking the “Three Pillars” to Eliminate Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in ASEAN’, in Charles T. Hunt and Noel M.

What Attachment to Peace? Normative and Material Dimensions of Peacebuilding

Nicolas Lemay-Hébert and Stefanie Kappler, ‘What Attachment to Peace? Normative and Material Dimensions of Peacebuilding’, Review of International Studies, 42(5) 2016: 895-914.

Obama's foreign policy legacy in three quotes

After the Bush administration, many believed that President Obama would bring stability to the global order with a fusion of eloquent rhetoric, a preference for multilateralism and a cautious approach to exercising the politico-military capabilities of the world’s sole superpower. For little more than that promise, it seems, Obama would be awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Fast-forward to the end of the Obama era and the global security environment is more volatile than it has been in decades: Russian influence is surging in the Middle East and Europe, wars ravage civilian populations in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, waves of migrants are straining EU unity, while the jihadist threat has metastasised. It’s a legacy, fairly or otherwise, that may come to be defined by three quotes.

Australia's New Aid Paradigm and the Natural Resource Curse

On 18 June 2014, the Australian Government announced its new approach to overseas development with an emphasis on sustainable economic growth and poverty red

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