Past events

The Levant crisis: Syria, Iraq and the region
11
Dec
2015

The Levant crisis: Syria, Iraq and the region

Various speakers - please refer to the program

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and displaced millions, with dire economic, social and political implications not just for Syrians, but neighbouring countries, the region, and wider...

02
Dec
2015

'After liberal peace': public keynote lecture as part of the workshop on ‘hybridity: history, power and scale’

Professor Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester

Work on peace and its development during the 2000s, drawing on peace and state building examples from around the world, now looks rather dated. Such work concluded with some thoughts on the potential...

Dr. Bates Gill
26
Nov
2015

Convergence and divergence: the paradox of US-China relations

Dr. Bates Gill, Visiting Professor, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

The US-China relationship - arguably the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - is defined by an abiding paradox: while the two countries have never been so interdependent nor...

22
Sep
2015

Book launch: Chinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History

Dr Feng Zhang

Launched byProfessor Peter Van NessChinese Hegemony: Grand Strategy and International Institutions in East Asian History, by Dr Feng Zhangexplores the strategic and institutional dynamics of...

04
Sep
2015

Symposium on empire, humanitarianism, and R2P

Dr Jacinta O'Hagan, Tomoko Akami, Cecilia Jacob, Lana Moore

Symposium on empire, humanitarianism, and R2PHeld in honor of Cindy O'Hagan who will soon be leaving us for sunny BrisbaneThis symposium brings together leading researchers to present their recent...

20
May
2015

Understanding conceptions of legitimate humanitarianism: analyzing cultures of humanitarianism in East Asia

Dr Jacinta O'Hagan

The aid world is currently undergoing substantial and radical change, and with the growing significance of non-Western governments and societies in international humanitarian assistance...

29
Apr
2015

The Big Challenge of Weak Powers

Professor Michael Wesley

Power,...

22
Apr
2015

Being good nationalists: motivated and cognitive biases in foreign policy establishments

Associate Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart, University of Auckland

Presented by theDepartment of International Relations:Power, Ethics & World Order seminar series

How do core foreign policy beliefs about which actors are...

25
Mar
2015

Sovereignty and the responsibility to protect: A new history

Dr Luke Glanville

In 2011, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973, authorizing member states to take all necessary measures to protect Libyan civilians from Muammar Gadhafi's forces...

16
Mar
2015

Illegal ivory trade in China

Jiang Nan

Illegal ivory trade has become a hot international political issue due to its threat to both the survival of elephant species and national security of relevant states. Thousands of African...

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