October 2022

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A young girl stands talking on a mobile phone. Photo taken by Irene Scott for AusAID.
10
Oct
2022

Becoming Obsolete: Time, Citizenship and Infrastructure in a Papua New Guinea Telecommunications Network

Robert J. Foster
Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom. Speaker: Robert J. Foster, University of Rochester This seminar addresses the “temporality of infrastructure” or “infrastructure as an open-ended process” (Gupta 2015, 2018) by examining changes in the spatiotemporal...

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10
Oct
2022

The Almost War: The Empire and the Chanak Crisis, 1922

Paul R. Bartrop
September this year will be the centenary of the Chanak Crisis of 1922, when Lloyd George and Churchill almost took the Empire to war with Kemal Ataturk’s Nationalists—Gallipoli 2.0 they’d probably be calling it today. The event was characterised in Australia particularly through the...

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11
Oct
2022

What about Whataboutism?

Various
The great American political scientist Seymour Lipset once said, “they that know only one country, know no countries”. This panel addresses the issue of comparisons in our political discourse, and in particular “whataboutism” - the response China critics often make when it is pointed out that...

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Subrata Banarjee
14
Oct
2022

Service providers’ role: Access to justice for women in domestic violence cases

Subrata Banarjee
Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom. Women face multiple challenges in seeking justice when dealing with the offence of domestic violence in Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Like many other countries, the prevailing justice services in Bangladesh and PNG...

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Romitesh Kant
14
Oct
2022

Gendering Fijian politics: asking the man question

Romitesh Kant
Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom. Speaker: Romitesh Kant Experts in masculinity studies have argued that to address persistent gender inequalities in politics, we must redirect our analytical gaze to the overrepresentation of men. In political processes,...

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18
Oct
2022

Protests in the city of fear: Hong Kong’s anti-government movement under the Covid-19 pandemic and the National Security Law

Victor Cheng
Hong Kong’s large-scale pro-democratic and anti-government street protests made media headlines around the world in 2019. The Beijing-Hong Kong authority bypassed Hong Kong’s legislature to impose the draconian National Security Law (NSL) in mid-2020. This resulted in sweeping arrests of prominent...

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19
Oct
2022

Renegotiating Japan’s ‘Post-War Bargains’

Yusuke Ishihara
The 1970s witnessed significant changes to the post-war international order: the rise and fall of U.S.-Soviet détente, Sino-U.S. rapprochement, the crisis of the Bretton-Woods system/the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, and shifts to a multilateral landscape in East Asia. In this research...

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20
Oct
2022

Power and Restraint in China’s Rise

Chin-Hao Huang
Why and when does China exercise restraint—and how does this aspect of Chinese statecraft challenge the conventional narrative about rising powers’ behaviour? Chin-Hao Huang is associate professor of political science at Yale-NUS College. His research and teaching focus on Chinese foreign policy,...

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20
Oct
2022

Special address by H.E Fernando Arias

H.E Fernando Arias
Over the past 25 years, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has been a remarkable success for multilateral disarmament. Australia has been a key part of that story in helping establish the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and assisting Asia Pacific member states in...

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24
Oct
2022

Climate change: can Australia survive?

Dr Albert Palazzo
Climate change is the number one security threat Australia is facing. Unlike more traditional state-on-state threats, climate change has the potential to destabilise Australia to the point that it collapses, a risk that most other societies also share. Security thinkers, as well as the Australian...

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27
Oct
2022

The Blue Economy and Whale Tourism in Tonga and New Zealand

Amelia Fa’otusia
Please note - This is a hybrid event and will also be available on Zoom. Speaker: Amelia Fa’otusia As ocean-based economies, Pacific nations advanced the blue economy concept in their engagements at the 2012 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference. Coined in recognition of an...

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