Past events

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15
Jun
2018

Making the Invisible Visible: The Practice of Film Production as International Relations

Dr Sophie Harman, Queen Mary University of London

One question that International Relations’ (IR) feminist and decolonial theorists grapple with is how can ‘the invisible’ be made ‘visible’ in such a way that recognises its agency? In this...

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18
May
2018

World Peace (and how we can achieve it)

Professor Alex Bellamy, Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

This talk is an investigation into the idea and the possibility of world peace. It argues that world peace is possible and explores how world politics might be nudged towards greater peacefulness...

Donald Trump, Moon Jae-in, and Kim Jong Un
30
Apr
2018

Unravelling the Inter-Korean Summit

Jong-Sung You, Lauren Richardson, Min-hyoung Park

LIVESTREAMED from 3.45pm Mon 30th April

If you missed out on a ticket to this sold out event, don’t worry, you can watch it on Facebook Live - livestreamed on our ANU Coral Bell School...

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27
Apr
2018

The Case for Institutional Pacifism

Dr Ned Dobos, UNSW Canberra

Pacifism, in its most familiar form, is the view that waging war is never morally justified—call this the pacifism-of-acts. This is to be carefully distinguished from what we might call the...

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23
Mar
2018

Testing the Nuclear Stability-Instability Paradox Using Synthetic Control Method

Professor Benjamin E. Goldsmith, ANU

Does acquisition of nuclear weapons by security rivals increase their level of conventional militarised conflict? Some recent theoretical and quantitative work has supported the ‘stability-...

Image: Horst Rosenthal, Mickey au Camp de Gurs (1942), Centre de Juive Contemporaine, Paris
23
Feb
2018

The Provocation of Laughter and the Practice of Resistance: On Humour and the Politics of Subjectivity

Dr Alister Wedderburn, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU

Tragedy has played a prominent and active role in the construction of Western political imaginaries. For many thinkers working not only in IR but also in a host of other disciplines, tragic drama...

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...

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