Past events

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...

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...

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