Past events

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...

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten
24
Aug
2017

I’m here for an argument: Why bipartisanship on security makes Australia less safe

Dr Andrew Carr, ANU

Australia’s politicians are expected to treat issues of national security and foreign and defence policy in a ‘bipartisan’ fashion. Doing so is believed to create good policy, ensure national...

17
Aug
2017

Japan's Security Renaissance: New Directions in Regional and US-Japan Relations

Professor Andrew L. Oros

For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and...

10
Aug
2017

Prospects for the Rules-Based Global Order

Dr Greg Raymond, ANU and Associate Professor Rob Mclaughlin, ANU

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun. Many fear that the rise of China and a resurgent Russia will bring...

Image: Emma Sky and Gen. Ray Odierno, Multi-National Force - Iraq commanding general, walks through a local market in Khalis, Iraq, with Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Jan. 24. (28 January 2009)  Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_The_U.S._Army_-_www.Army.mil_(4).jpg
21
Jun
2017

The Iraq war and the end of Pax Americana

Emma Sky, Director, World Fellows, Yale Jackson Institute

What were the reasons for the 2003 invasion of Iraq; why Iraq disintegrated into civil war; the successes and failure of US policies; and how has the war brought to an end Pax Americana.

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08
Jun
2017

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Professor Nick Bisley

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia....

05
Jun
2017

Festschrift Book Launch: Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM

Please join us as for the Festschrift Book Launch,Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy, Essays in the Honour of Paul Dibb.

Launched by the Hon Kim Beazley AC

Emeritus...

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