September 2022

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05
Sep
2022

Recurrent debates about strategy

Professor Beatrice Heuser
There are recurrent debates in strategic studies that go back to Antiquity, before the word “strategy” even assumed its modern meanings. They concern the role of chance, the role of higher forces (God, historical inevitability, having justice on one’s side…), the predictability of the outcome of...

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06
Sep
2022

The poverty of China’s rural-to-urban migrants: A case study of Shanghai

Gao Chunyuan
This seminar discusses the research questions, theoretical framework, methodology, and findings of Gao Chunyuan’s PhD project. This project sets out to resolve a paradox: Why do China’s rural-to-urban migrants live in poverty despite having relatively high incomes? To resolve this puzzle, Chunyuan...

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13
Sep
2022

Everyday politics of resistance in rural Tuscany, 1943-44

Judith Pabian
Studies of everyday politics and resistance developed initially with a focus on the peasant societies in Southeast Asia. Kerkvliet (2009) elaborated on their description as weapons of the weak grappling with issues of survival under oppressive regimes. He highlighted four techniques or “weapons”...

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19
Sep
2022

International orders: Past, present and future

Various
This seminar explores the changing nature of international order. It examines how previous international orders rose and fell, using this analysis to outline the shape of contemporary world order, and pointing to the likely shape of things to come. You can attend this event in-person or online....

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20
Sep
2022

Whither the Liberal International Order: Lessons from History

Professor Ayse Zarakol
For almost a decade now, observers have been debating the fate of the Liberal International Order. In her recent book Before the West: The Rise and Fall of Eastern World Orders (Cambridge University Press 2022), Professor Ayşe Zarakol has argued that there were world orders emanating from Asia...

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21
Sep
2022

Thailand and Australia: Middle powers in an era of geopolitical change

Various
Australia and Thailand are both middle powers and allies of the United States. Both are important players in the Indo-Pacific, with Thailand the second largest economy in ASEAN and Australia a founding member of the Quad. But there are also significant differences, including with respect to...

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26
Sep
2022

Medical fears of the malingering soldier: ‘Phony cronies’ and the Repat in 1960s Australia

Effie Karageorgos
The fear of the malingering soldier or veteran has existed in Australia since its first nationwide military venture in South Africa. The establishment of the Repatriation Department in 1917 saw the medical, military and political fields work collectively, to some extent, to support hundreds of...

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27
Sep
2022

Chasing freedom: The Philippines’ long journey to democratic ambivalence 

Adele Webb
How did Rodrigo Duterte, and more recently Ferdinand Marcos Jr, earn the support of large segments of the Philippine middle class, despite elevating arbitrary rule and offering little tolerance for dissent? This talk draws on Adele’s book by the same title published in January 2022. It tells...

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