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Girl soldiers of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Elam (LTTE)

Challenging the stigma against former girl child soldiers

28 August 2018

Case studies on female child soldiers in Sri Lanka and Nepal by Kate Macfarlane find that the social stigma of being a former child soldier is harder to overcome for girls than boys. Rarely do...

Zooming in on Indonesia’s environmental service policies

27 August 2018

Non-monetary rewards play a significant role in encouraging people to look after the environment they live in, Indonesia expert Abidah Setyowati reveals in a case study. Be it biodegradation, water...

Jamal Nabulsi

Endless Opportunities

13 July 2018

Jamal Nabulsi is graduating this semester with a Master of International Relations (Advanced) with a plan to continue down the path of academia. Jamal came to study at ANU for the opportunity to...

Paying attention to aid

13 July 2018

“The Australian National University recognises the start date of my doctoral studies as 28 March 2013. Yet, as this project has neared its completion and I have reflected on my thesis journey, I am...

Bell School mid-year graduates

A time of celebration for our mid-year graduates

13 July 2018

On Friday, 13 July, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid farewell and good luck to 75 graduates across eight degree programs. Amongst them were seven PhD scholars, seven undergraduates...

Make America Great Again

Writing Reaction into Theory

16 May 2018

Dr Joseph MacKay was in New York on the night Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. As surprised as anyone, he remembers walking around town for a couple of days afterwards feeling...

Nuclear deterrence

Nuclear Deterrence at Risk

16 May 2018

US nuclear deterrence is at risk of being undermined, and Dr Ben Zala is headed to Harvard University to explore the cause. For Zala, the problem is the increasing importance of advanced conventional...

Annual Review 2017 cover image

2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

8 May 2018

The achievements of the Bell School colleagues, many of which are captured in this year in review, were considerable. During 2017 alone, we collectively published 83 journal articles, 48 book...

Alister Wedderburn

Comic Relief: Unpacking the politics of pop culture

21 February 2018

Culture, as a concept, has often fallen by the wayside in international relations theory. Alister Wedderburn, a new postdoctoral fellow at the Bell School, has designed a course for the first...

Dr Mathew Davies

Performing Unity: The symbol and ritual of ASEAN

21 February 2018

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been a paradox from the very beginning. So argues Dr Mathew Davies in a book he is writing for Cambridge University Press. The intergovernmental...

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