Past events

11
Mar
2015

Restraining great powers: Soft balancing in world politics

T.V. Paul - Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada

This seminar will examine a crucial element of state behavior - the use of international institutions and economic instruments such as sanctions - to constrain the power of dominant actors. Much...

16
Dec
2014

Department of International Relations PhD Students' Thesis Proposal Reviews

Ruji Auethavornpipa, Carly Gordyn and Richard Salmons

Three doctoral students in the Department of International Relations will give presentations on their PhD topics. Ruji Auethavornpipa will speak on constructing a people-centred ASEAN community...

01
Dec
2014

Grotius and the Marginalisation of Cosmopolitan Duties

Dr Luke Glanville

In this research update, Dr Glanville explores the crucial role played by Grotius in the marginalisation of cosmopolitan duties in the early modern period. In the sixteenth century, numerous...

17
Nov
2014

How Hierarchic was the Historical East Asian System?

Dr Feng Zhang

Hierarchy is becoming a central topic in recent International Relations scholarship, and the historical East Asian hierarchy offers an important case study. This research update...

03
Nov
2014

Normative power India?

Dr Ian Hall

In the first fifteen years after India became independent, in 1947, it was a keen "norm entrepreneur" in international society, prompting anti-imperialism, anti-racism, nuclear disarmament and the...

27
Oct
2014

Complex Socialisation and Normative Layering

Dr Mathew Davies

In this talk, Dr Davies takes issue with the regular constructivist and rational choice accounts of socialisation. Neither of these do justice to the existing norms that actors may be embedded...

20
Oct
2014

International Development Decisionmaking since the GFC: Revisiting "Why Do States Give Aid?"

Ben Day

The international relations literature, despite having paid it substantial attention, does not offer an adequate answer to the seemingly straightforward question, Why do states give aid? Instead,...

07
Oct
2014

Research Methods and your PhD: Reflections on the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Reseach (IQMR)

Joanna Spratt and Ben Day

Jo and Ben were selected as delegates of ANU's College of Asia Pacific to attend the 2014 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) at Syracuse University's Maxwell School in June...

22
Sep
2014

Book Launch: 'Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights' and 'Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History, respectively'

Dr Mathew Davies and Dr Luke Glanville

Book Launch: Dr Davies and Dr Glanville question each other about their recently published books, Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights and Sovereignty and...

19
Aug
2014

Who is first? The Public/Private Partnership in National Cyber Security Strategies

Dr. Madeline Carr, Department of International Relations, Aberystwyth University

ABSTRACT: Cyber security is emerging as a pressing national security problem - not only in terms of material vulnerabilities but also in terms of conceptualising security approaches....

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