Past events

Daniel P Bagge
03
Oct
2019

Sino-European relations through the lens of cybersecurity

Daniel P Bagge, Cyber Attache of the Czech Republic to the United States and Canada

How a midsized European country became a cyber player in the global arena (Spoiler: it´s assymetric!)

Audio recording of the lecture.

Daniel P Bagge was appointed as the Cyber Attache of...

Ibolya (Ibi) Losoncz
27
Sep
2019

Institutional disrespect: The structural marginalisation of refugee migrants in Australia

Ibolya (Ibi) Losoncz

Whose responsibility is it to address the disrespect felt by immigrants and other marginalised groups in their dealings with government institutions. In this seminar Ibi Losoncz, the author of...

CaliforniaNationalGuard Flickr CC
23
Sep
2019

On the Distinctiveness of Military Sexual Violence: What We Know about the Case of the US Military

Professor Annick T. R. Wibben, Swedish Defence University

Military sexual assault (MSA) is defined as attempted or completed sexual assault while the victim-survivor was serving in the US military, whereas military sexual trauma (MST) is used by the US...

Bullet impact on a YPR tank
19
Sep
2019

Conflict resolution and peacebuilding: Meet the practitioner

Craig Kentwell, Director of Humanitarian Operations, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

In the 21st century, the need for effective conflict resolution and peacebuilding is as great as ever. Many long-running conflicts remain unresolved and some experts even see the menacing...

Image: DFAT Cambodian Midwife Project, Christoffe Gargiulo Flickr [CC]
16
Sep
2019

Securing Reproductive Health: A Threat to International Peace and Security?

Associate Professor Sara E. Davies, Griffith University

Audio recording of the seminar

Reproductive health is a threat to the security of women around the world. This seminar offers three arguments as to why reproductive health should be...

Image: Duntroon Canberra Tourist Bureau [Flickr-CC]
19
Aug
2019

How the Nation Justifies Military Sexual Assault

Professor Megan MacKenzie, University of Sydney

Despite numerous scandals, inquiries, and calls for zero tolerance over the past three decades, military sexual violence rates in Australia remain high. How does the nation make sense of, and...

Dr Umut Ozguc and West Bank (Image by Travel 2 Palestine on Flickr)
16
Aug
2019

The wall that moves: The separation barrier in the West Bank

Dr Umut Ozguc, University of New South Wales, Canberra

In this seminar, Dr Umut Ozguc explores the ways in which the separation wall operates as a complex network that brings together diverse social, political and spatial elements in novel ways. The...

Pakistan women cooking in the kitchen https://www.flickr.com/photos/22741617@N05/29065817273
13
Aug
2019

Macabre social capital: The families of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba

Associate Professor C Christine Fair, Georgetown University

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT, also known as Jamaat ud Dawa among other aliases) is the most competent, lethal and loyal proxy of the Pakistani state. LeT operates in India, Afghanistan and elsewhere in...

Image: Launch of Global Study on UNSC Resolution 1325 UN Women [CC/Flickr]
12
Aug
2019

Narrating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Professor Laura J. Shepherd, University of Sydney

Joint IR-WIIS Research Seminar

The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325, the first resolution to be adopted by the Council under...

Image: Plight of the Rohingya AK Rockefeller CC-Flickr
05
Aug
2019

Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia

Associate Professor Catherine Renshaw, Australian Catholic University

There was a degree of optimism when in 2008 the leaders of Southeast Asian nations announced the creation of a regional human rights commission to promote and protect the human rights and...

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