November 2017

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06
Nov
2017

The Decision Point: Command in the 21st century

Professor Anthony King
Command has long been a major concern for military historians and security studies scholars. Focusing on the divisional headquarters and specifically one staff procedure, this presentation analyses the transformation of command in the 21st century. It argues that in contrast to the 20th century,...

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17
Nov
2017

China, the United Nations, and Human Protection: Ideological Beliefs and International image

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford
The presentation is based on Professor Foot’s current book project. It examines how a more powerful China satisfies its desire to shape global norms relating to human protection in ways that reflect its ideological beliefs, and that do not undermine its image as a responsible great power.

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21
Nov
2017

Private Standards and Norm Contestation: The Credibility Politics of Palm Oil Sustainability

Professor Helen E.S Nesadurai School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
Joint SDSC-IR Seminar Palm oil, a major global agricultural commodity, has long been condemned for driving deforestation, carbon emissions and social conflict, especially in its principal producers of Indonesia and Malaysia. Here, economic development priorities and the patronage-based palm oil...

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27
Nov
2017

Chinese Power and the Idea of a 'Responsible State' in a Changing World Order

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford
This lecture forms part of the annual Robert O’Neill War Studies Lecture series. Emeritus Professor Robert O’Neill, AO was Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) from 1971 to 1982 and remains an active part of the academic community.

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27
Nov
2017

Unwinnable Wars: Afghanistan and the Limits of Western Military Power

Professor Theo Farrell, The University of Wollongong
This lecture will explore what went wrong in Afghanistan and tease out the lessons for the utility of western military power.

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