Past events

17
Nov
2017

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

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford

Human protection is an area of international concern that has largely been advanced normatively in the period since the late 1990s – that is, in the period of China’s growing material power and...

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...

bersheeba anniversary
30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University

Fought on 31 October 1917, the Battle of Beersheba, and its dramatic conclusion by a mounted charge of two Australian light horse regiments, has become one of Australia’s best known First World...

PNG soldiers from the 1960-70s
25
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

You are invited to attend the book launch of Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, by Dr Tristan Moss.

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael...

09
Oct
2017

Soldiers not Citizens: Indigenous service in the Australian defence forces 1899-2017

Emeritus Professor Joan Beaumont

In the past century, little was known of the service of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders Australians in the Australian defence forces. This was largely because for many decades...

27
Sep
2017

Australia’s Future Submarines: Getting this Key Capability Right

Professor Hugh White, Dr Michael Keating

Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University & Michael Keating, Former Head of the Australian Public Service talk about Australia’s future submarines and...

18
Sep
2017

In their time of need: Australia’s overseas emergency relief operations, 1918–2006

Dr Steven Bullard, Senior Historian

Since 1918 Australia’s defence forces have been used by successive governments as the first point of call in responding to overseas disasters, including to deliver and distribute food and medical...

11
Sep
2017

The Polythink Syndrome in Group Decision Making

Professor Alex Mintz Institute of Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya, Israel

Studies of group decision making have focused on the groupthink syndrome and its pathology and weaknesses. In the book,The Polythink Syndrome (Stanford University Press, 2016, with C. Wayne,...

NEW GUINEA, MILNE BAY, 1943-04-20. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE COASTAL STRIP WHERE THE MILNE BAY BATTLE WAS FOUGHT, SHOWING THE AIR STRIP WHERE HEAVY FIGHTING TOOK PLACE - https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/014700/
31
Aug
2017

75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay

Emeritus Professor David Horner

A special War Studies Seminar remembering the 75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay. This special seminar coincides with the death of Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received...

31
Aug
2017

Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Endowment Event

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Professor John Blaxland and Mr David Akers

Please join us and the family of Clark Davis Ivins as we announce the 2017 Clark Davis Ivins Memoral Prize for First Year Security Students and launch the 2017 Travel Grants.

The inaugural...

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