Past events

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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