Past events

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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...

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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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03
Aug
2017

Diplomatic Cooperation: An Evolutionary Perspective

Professor Iver B. Neumann, LSE

Public Lecture co-hosted by the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University...

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23
May
2017

Economic Ideas in Political Time: The Crisis of Neoliberalism and Rise of a New Nationalism?

Dr Wes Widmaier, Griffith University

Over the past century, economic policy orders – rooted in ideas that shape interests – have spanned the Progressive, Keynesian, and Neoliberal eras, marked by periods of prolonged growth and...

WomanStats Project
16
May
2017

The WomanStats Project and Database

Professor Valerie Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service

The WomanStats Project began in 2001, with the goal of investigating the relationship between the security of women and the security of nation-states. To that end, it began an ambitious data...

PIE Night May 2017
15
May
2017

Postgraduate Information Evening

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Whether you are an experienced professional looking for a career change, or just finished your degree and are thinking about further study, come along to this event to learn about postgraduate...

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09
May
2017

Can Might Make Right? Grotian Rules of Regulation in International Relations

Simon Cotton, Princeton University

In this seminar, I investigate one of the most puzzling claims of international-relations realism: namely that, given anarchy, ‘might makes right’. I first distinguish it from descriptive and meta...

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