The Three Lives of Makers of Modern Strategy: history, historians, and the study of war in the 20th century

This talk considers the history behind the Makers project, investigating the efforts of key individuals in creating and compiling the tomes across a forty-year...

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Napoleon

In conversation: Are we heading towards a strategic crisis over Taiwan?

As the world nervously watches Hong Kong’s unravelling, a far bigger crisis is brewing only a few hundred kilometres away on the island of Taiwan.

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In conversation: Are we heading towards a strategic crisis  over Taiwan?

Indonesia's war for independence and the birth of UN peacekeeping

This seminar will focus on the part played in the development of UN multinational peacekeeping by the peacekeepers themselves on the ground in Indonesia.

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The Consular Commission meeting with Dutch officials in September 1947. Australian peacekeepers Chesterman and Dyke are at the rear, right. (AWM: P03531.003)

The Battle for Britain: Britain and the British Empire

Drawing on a chapter in the forthcoming Oxford University Press Handbook of World War II, this seminar will explain the defensive plans and assess the...

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Photograph courtesy of the Australian War Memorial: The King visits the Australian troops in the Eastern Command, United Kingdom, England, 1940.

John Gee Memorial Lecture

Professor Hugh White explores whether there could be circumstances under which Australia might in future think about getting nuclear weapons.

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Professor Hugh White, and Professor the Hon Gareth Evans

The ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. Our focus is on understanding the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs.

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Aurore Chow

Aurore Chow

Aurore Chow is a Lecturer in Professional Military Education within the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre.

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Daniel Marston

Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS is an Honorary Professor at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

He previously held a Professorship in Military Studies and was the Principal...

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Ric Smith AO PSM

Co-Chair, AusCSCAP

Richard Campbell (Ric) Smith AO PSM was born in Perth and educated at State Schools and the University of Western Australia, from which he graduated BA, B Ed. He taught in country high...

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Dr Stephan Frühling is a Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and Associate Dean (Students and Curriculum) for the College of Asia & the Pacific. He is a Chief Investigator on the Australian...

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Associate Professor Joanne Wallis completed her PhD in 2012 at the University of Cambridge, supported by a Poynton Cambridge Australian scholarship and Wolfson College Commonwealth studentship. She holds Master...

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