Past events

30
Oct
2013

Book Launch: Breaking Japanese Diplomatic Codes David Sissons & D Section

Desmond Ball and Keiko Tamura

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You are warmly invited to attend the book launch of Breaking Japanese Diplomatic Codes: David Sissons and D Special Section during the Second World War edited by Desmond Ball...

29
Oct
2013

Health, Desire, Respect and Fear: Talking to men about violence against women and HIV prevention in East New Britain Province, PNG

Stephanie Lusby, PhD Candidate, SSGM

Communities in East New Britain have been targeted by a steady stream of government, overseas donor, church and other non-government interventions aimed at preventing HIV and violence against...

28
Oct
2013

Opposing authoritarianism in Malaysia

Haris Ibrahim

In this seminar, Haris Ibrahim, one of Malaysia's most prominent social activist, will reflect on his long experience in organising political reform and rights movements in Malaysia, such as...

25
Oct
2013

The US Pivot to Asia: What It Means for Australia

Professor Geoffrey Garrett

After Barack Obama was forced by the government shutdown/debt ceiling crisis to stay in Washington rather than participate in APEC and the EAS, and with crises inexorably drawing the US back into...

25
Oct
2013

Democracy and Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet

The two words €œdemocracy€ and €œVietnam€ are rarely paired even in scholarly literature. Yet one can credibly say that democracy and politics in contemporary Vietnam go hand in hand.  One...

23
Oct
2013

PhD Thesis Proposal Seminar: explaining emerging powers through the concept of emerging pivot states - comparative foreign policies of Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey

Awidya Santikajaya

My research aims to aim to develop a theory that seeks to account for a better explanation of emerging powers. Despite growing attention to developing countries in the categories of emerging€ or...

23
Oct
2013

The Fiji Constitution of September 2013

Anthony Regan, Fellow , State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program

Abstract: The military regime in power in Fiji since 2006 has made a new national Constitution under which elections will be held before September 2014. This presentation will examine the...

22
Oct
2013

The Politics of Aristocracy in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi

The seminar focuses on the question why some aristocrats have staged successful political comebacks in post-Suharto politics, while others have failed to do so. Since Indonesia's democratization...

18
Oct
2013

Civilian women, female ex-combatants and the challenges of transitional justice in Sri Lanka

Nirmala Paranavitana

At the end of the three-decade long conflict in Sri Lanka in May 2009, the majority of victims in the north and east of Sri Lanka were women €“ both civilians and ex-combatants €“ who face a...

14
Oct
2013

Maritime power in the western pacific : a review

Geoffrey Till, Emeritus Professor of Maritime Studies at King’s College London

The trends affecting the global development of maritime power are especially evident in the Western Pacific and will shape the future of the Indo-Pacific region. Torn between the challenges of...

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