Past events

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...

17
Jun
2019

Australia and the war in Afghanistan

Dr Rhys Crawley, Australian War Memorial

** PLEASE NOTE, THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW THE MOLONGLO THEATRE, JG CRAWFORD BUILDING, 132 LENNOX CROSSING, ANU, ACTON **

Despite being Australia’s longest war, the part that...

06
Jun
2019

Workshop: How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands

Collin Beck (Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade), Ewen McDonald (Head of the Office of the Pacific, DFAT), Margaret Keen (ANU), Tess Newton Cain (UQ), Anna Powles (Massey University), Patrick Kaiku (UPNG), Fulori Manoa (University of the South Pacific), Steve Ratuva (University of Canterbury), Sandra Tarte (University of the South Pacific), Bernard Yegiora (Divine Word), Wesley Morgan (University of the South Pacific), Richard Balkonan Olul (Department of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu), George Carter (ANU), and more...

In the 2013 Defence White Paper the Australian government identified its zone of strategic interest as the Indo-Pacific, which it described as ‘connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans through...

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