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Christiaan Triebert - Flickr: Azaz, Syria, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30976487
14
Sep
2016

The laws of war today: Challenges and developments

Ian Clark, Tara Gutman, Robert McLaughlin, and Cecilia Jacob

Constraining the worst excesses of war has never been more necessary. From the bombing of civilian populations in Syria, to the murky legal terrain of drone warfare, to the continued threat of a...

Engaging the neighbours book cover
06
Sep
2016

Book Launch: Engaging the Neighbours: Australia and ASEAN Since 1974 - Frank Frost

Mr Graeme Dobell, Journalist Fellow, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The Department of International Relations warmly invites you to attend a Book Launch by Graeme Dobell of Frank Frost’s book, Engaging the Neighbours: Australia and ASEAN Since 1974.

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01
Sep
2016

Democracy and its discontents in Southeast Asia

Professor Mark R. Thompson, City University of Hong Kong

There has been a fundamental tension in the electoralist polities of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, and, until 2014, Thailand) between the interests of key elites and their middle...

29
Aug
2016

Australia 360: How is Australia travelling in today's world?

Various Speakers

As the axis of global power spins back towards Asia and the Pacific, is Australia well-placed to react to a rapidly-shifting world? Are we doing all we can to meet the challenges and opportunities...

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18
Aug
2016

Ebola in West Africa: Through the security looking-glass

Dr Christian Enemark Aberystwyth University, UK

In 2014 the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) described the Ebola outbreak then ongoing in West Africa as ‘a threat to international peace and security’ (Resolution 2177). It was the first...

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10
Aug
2016

Global governance at a crossroads? Accountability and reform of multilateral institutions

Susan Park, Lorraine Elliottt, Jochen Prantl, Jeremy Youde

Almost all aspects of contemporary global politics are, in some way, affected by multilateral organisations. Everything from the global economy to everyday diplomacy is mediated through the rules...

29
Jul
2016

Women and Violent Extremism: Myth and Reality

Various speakers

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What prompts a young, educated woman brought up in the West to run away to join fundamentalist society where the role of women is highly circumscribed?

Until recently...

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11
Jul
2016

Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons: New Questions for Command and Control, Security and Strategy

Dr Andrew Futter, University of Leicester, UK

The development and spread of cyber ‘weapons’, information-warfare capabilities and the new dynamics of the ‘cyber age’ are providing a considerable – albeit nuanced – challenge to the management...

The conservative roots of radicalism: making yesterday’s universities relevant today
13
May
2016

The conservative roots of radicalism: making yesterday’s universities relevant today

Dr Mathew Davies (Bell School), Dr Tamson Pietsch (Sydney University), Professor Quentin Grafton Crawford School), Nigel Stanier (DFAT)

In November 2015, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull outlined plans to overhaul how university research is funded, downgrading the significance of publishing in little-read journals and...

Dr. Simon Adams
19
Apr
2016

The Responsibility to Protect and the UN Security Council

Dr. Simon Adams, Executive Director, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm that was adopted at the UN World Summit in 2005. After 10 years it has become the dominant framework at the United Nations for understanding...

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