Past events

Cover image of AFA Issue 8
17
Mar
2020

Australian Foreign Affairs Launch: Can We Trust America? A Superpower in Transition

Professor Brendan Taylor; Ms Felicity Rub; Professor Bruce Jentleson

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE EVOLVING COVID-19 SITUATION. THIS IS A PRECAUTIONARY STEP TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR...

Image: Shanghai Nanking Road in the 1930s
04
Mar
2020

An Imported Ideology? The Neglected Endogenous Origins of Chinese and East Asian Developmentalism

Professor Eric Helleiner

Research Roundtable

East Asian developmentalism is often depicted as an ideology imported from the West. According to the most common story, the ideas of Friedrich List were imported to...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander exclusion from Australia, our history books, our flag, anthem and for many years our democracy can never be undone—and the damage it has done cannot be reversed. What can be done, alongside efforts in health, education and employment, are practices of inclusion. The culture, population and environment of Australia have all changed significantly since colonisation and these ceremonies can seem strange or meaningless to some. However, all areas of Australia have or had tr
03
Mar
2020

Decolonising Humanitarian Protection? Survival vs. Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Ms Uchacha Chak; Dr Rupananda Roy; Ms Ena Tripura

Organisers: Bina D’Costa, Ruji Auethavornpipat, and Jennifer Canfield

RSVP: Please email Ruji Auethavornpipat at ruji.auethavornpipat@anu.edu.au

Program

10:00 - 12:00 Roundtable...

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02
Mar
2020

China Governs Borderless Threats: Chinese Counter-Narcotics and Riverine Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia

Associate Professor Shahar Hameiri

China Governs Borderless Threats: Chinese Counter-Narcotics and Riverine Law Enforcement in Southeast Asia

China is often seen as clinging resolutely to sovereignty and non-interference....

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28
Feb
2020

After the Fires? Climate Change and Security in Australia

Associate Professor Matt McDonald, University of Queensland

Abstract

The devastating bushfires of late 2019/ early 2020 in Australia placed the country firmly in the international spotlight. At the time of writing millions of hectares of forest had been...

Image: Artwork by Joydeb Roaja, ‘Generation Wish Yielding Trees and Atomic Tree’, 2017
07
Jan
2020

Decolonising humanitarian protection? Survival vs rights of indigenous peoples in the context of protracted displacement in Asia

Various

Registration is absolutely ESSENTIAL for this event. Please email jennifer.canfield@anu.edu.au to register.

This workshop investigates new perspectives on indigenous jumma communities in...

Stephen Phillips
19
Dec
2019

State-created vulnerability as a deterrent: The perceived vulnerability of single male asylum seekers

Stephen Phillips, Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi University, Finland

This seminar explores the extent to which the denial of the vulnerability label to certain individuals and groups can lead to an increase in their level of vulnerability, as through their...

Appraising Thucydides’ Trap
14
Nov
2019

Appraising Thucydides’ Trap

Professor Steve Chan, University of Colorado, Boulder

Audio recording of the seminar.

The notion of ‘Thucydides’ Trap’ claims that the danger of war increases when a rising state approaches or overtakes a ruling state’s power. It offers the...

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11
Nov
2019

Emotions and Power in World Politics

Dr Emma Hutchison and Professor Roland Bleiker, University of Queensland

In recent years, the study of emotions has become one of the most exciting innovations in international relations. Emerging as a critique of the long-held dichotomy of emotion and reason, early...

Rainbows not Rambos
04
Nov
2019

Peacebuilding and Masculinity Transformation

Dr David Duriesmith, University of Queensland

While formal peacebuilding initiatives have overwhelmingly focused on shifting men’s relationship to violence, the scholarship on peacebuilding has only recently begun to address the role of...

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