Past events

Geopolitics and the Western Pacific and Leszek Buszynski
10
Oct
2019

Book Launch: Geopolitics and the Western Pacific

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the ANU College of Asia; Honorary Professor Leszek Buszynski, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU

Join us for the launch of Geopolitics and the Western Pacific: China, Japan and the US by author Dr Leszek Buszynski.

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the...

Pavin Chachavalpongpun
08
Oct
2019

King Vajiralongkorn and the new political landscape

Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Kyoto University

King Vajiralongkorn was crowned on 1 December 2016, although the official ceremony was not until 4 May 2019 (note that the official coronation was a three-day celebration from 4-6 May 2019)....

01
Oct
2019

Book Launch by the Governor-General - National Versus Human Security: Australian and Canadian Military Interventions

HE General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia; Dr Gregory MacCallion, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU

Join us for the launch of National Versus Human Security  Australian and Canadian Military Interventions by author Dr Gregory MacCallion.

By examining two military interventions that...

Professor Ian Morris
14
Aug
2019

New world orders: The rise of China in long-term perspective

Professor Ian Morris, Stanford University

In this lecture Professor Ian Morris will bring to bear the insights gained from over 30 years of scholarship investigating the development and organisation of human societies and their...

Image: Launch of Global Study on UNSC Resolution 1325 UN Women [CC/Flickr]
12
Aug
2019

Narrating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Professor Laura J. Shepherd, University of Sydney

Joint IR-WIIS Research Seminar

The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption of United Nations Security Council resolution 1325, the first resolution to be adopted by the Council under...

08
Aug
2019

China Debate: John Mearsheimer vs Hugh White

Professor John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago; Professor Hugh White, ANU.

For years, Australian policymakers have balanced China’s desire for an enhanced regional role with our desire for U.S. protection. However, contrary to the Canberra consensus, there is going to be...

05
Aug
2019

War Studies Seminar: Trauma and resilience among First World War veterans

Professor Emerita Joan Beaumont, Strategic & Defence Studies centre, ANU

The memory of war is now dominated by trauma and victimhood. A common assumption is that all Australian veterans who survived in First World War were destined to lead dysfunctional lives, marred...

Jeffery Chwieroth, Andrew Walter, and "The Wealth Effect"
29
Jul
2019

The Wealth Effect: How the Great Expectations of the Middle Class Have Changed the Politics of Banking Crises

Jeffrey Chwieroth, and Andrew Walter

In this book launch seminar, Jeffrey Chwieroth and Andrew Walter explain how mass political demand has contributed to rising financial fragility and political instability and discontent in...

Plane
23
Jul
2019

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

James Gilling, Hugh White, Katerina Teaiwa, and Graeme Smith

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly put Pacific affairs at the centre of his foreign policy. But is his embrace of the “Pacific family...

Hugh White
04
Jul
2019

In Conversation with Hugh White

Hugh White, and Sam Roggeveen

Hugh White will be in-conversation with Sam Roggeveen on Hugh’s new book How to Defend Australia. In this groundbreaking book, Hugh White considers a number of important issues, such as how...

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