Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of international studies, and is known for its relaxed yet intellectually stimulating atmosphere.
Attended by leading scholars in the field internationally, it is an opportunity for junior scholars to take advantage of and to showcase their evolving ideas.
**This event is co-hosted with the International Committee of the Red Cross Mission in Australia.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. The Conventions and their protocols form the core of international humanitarian law and preserve common humanity in the midst of conflict.
2019 also marks the 70th anniversary of the ANU Department of International Relations. Through our research we generate evidence for normative guidance and humanitarian capacity building at both local and global levels.
Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs as its new Director and hit the ground running.
In this seminar, Dr Umut Ozguc explores the ways in which the separation wall operates as a complex network that brings together diverse social, political and spatial elements in novel ways. The wall generates new connections, codes, and discontinuities in the West Bank. It creates its own fixed and fluid elements, statements, and functions. The wall first empties Palestinian land to occupy it. It then captures that land, its people and resources, and imposes its own behavioral, legal, and institutional codes.
These codes are made up of ever-shifting heterogeneous elements.
Reproductive health is a threat to the security of women around the world. This seminar offers three arguments as to why reproductive health should be recognised as an international security threat. First, global health security performs a normative function: this should be harnessed to elevate reproductive health as a policy concern. In so doing, the concept of global health security needs to be rethought from its common statist conception.
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT, also known as Jamaat ud Dawa among other aliases) is the most competent, lethal and loyal proxy of the Pakistani state. LeT operates in India, Afghanistan and elsewhere in South Asia and beyond.