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2020 Des Ball Chair research seminar and public lecture — Professor Bruce Jentleson

Will foreign policy be a factor in the 2020 American presidential election? If so, on what issues and along what themes? As a leading scholar of the domestic...

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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

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.

Appraising Thucydides’ Trap

Steve Chan discusses contemporary Sino-American relations, and considers how timing, location, alliance commitments, human emotions and misjudgements, and...

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Appraising Thucydides’ Trap

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The Pacific step-up: Will it work and what happens if not?

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly...

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

The Battle for Britain: Britain and the British Empire by Andrew Stewart

In 1940, Britain faced the threat of invasion. While Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill fought a...

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