Past events

21
Nov
2017

Private Standards and Norm Contestation: The Credibility Politics of Palm Oil Sustainability

Professor Helen E.S Nesadurai School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

Joint SDSC-IR Seminar

Palm oil, a major global agricultural commodity, has long been condemned for driving deforestation, carbon emissions and social conflict, especially in its principal...

06
Nov
2017

The Ethics of the Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence

Professor James Pattison, The University of Manchester

It is widely held that war should be eschewed and that nonviolent alternatives should be pursued. For instance, various pacifist approaches assert that war is impermissible and we should adopt...

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23
Oct
2017

Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia

Launched by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki Laureate Fellow, School of Culture History and Language, The Australian National University

Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan. It evolved into a...

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23
Oct
2017

The Strategy of Secession

Dr Ryan Griffiths, University of Sydney

How does a breakaway region become an internationally recognised state? This is an important question for aspiring nations. In this seminar, I outline what I call the sovereignty game, and show...

Mr Peter Greste
16
Oct
2017

Meet the Author: In conversation with Peter Greste

Professor William Maley and Mr Peter Greste

The Department of International Relations invites you to join us as Professor Bill Maley is in conversation with Mr Peter Greste, Australian Journalist and Author as they discuss his new book...

16
Oct
2017

Information Warfare in the 21st century: Media jihad, New Cold Wars and fake news

Keynote address, Mr Peter Greste; International Speakers: Dr Craig Whiteside, US Naval War College; Dr Alastair Reed, Director International Centre for Counter-Terrorism; and ANU expert academics

The propaganda campaigns of violent extremists such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, the messaging and cyberwar efforts of emerging powers in the East, and the rise of so-called “fake news” have placed the...

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09
Oct
2017

From Norm Contestation to Norm Implementation: Recursivity and the Responsibility to Protect

Dr Cecilia Jacob

This presentation responds to the burgeoning norms literature in International Relations (IR) that conceptualises the norm life-cycle as a non-linear dynamic process that is open to contestation...

18
Sep
2017

Why do we support Donald Trump? The perverse consequences of alliance politics

Professor Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia

Donald Trump is possibly the most unpredictable, unprepared, and temperamentally unsuited person ever to be elected president of the US. Even his own political party is aghast at some of his...

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28
Aug
2017

Not ‘When’ World Government but ‘Why?’ The Centrality of Institutional Moral Purpose in Theorising Global Political Integration

Associate Professor Luis Cabrera, Griffith University

Questions around how to define or more broadly conceptualise an integrated global institutional order have become increasingly salient as academic interest in world government, the world state and...

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14
Aug
2017

Does Australia Really Want a Rules-Based International Order?

Professor Shirley Scott, UNSW Canberra

This seminar will enquire into the notable shift in rhetoric on the part of the Australian government from that of support for ‘international law’ to that of support for a ‘rules-based...

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