Past events

‘This month’s fairytale’: the dilemmas of pacification in Phuoc Tuy, 1966-1972
09
Feb
2016

‘This month’s fairytale’: the dilemmas of pacification in Phuoc Tuy, 1966-1972

Dr Tom Richardson, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy

Since the fall of Saigon in 1975, a significant number of historians and commentators have asked not ‘what if’ but lamented  ‘if only’, arguing that certain courses of action on the part of the...

04
Feb
2016

Call for Papers - New Directions in War and History: Debating military history

TBA

The Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (ANU) and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (UNSW Canberra) are pleased to announce an international conference that...

04
Feb
2016

New Directions in War and History: Debating military history

The Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (ANU) and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (UNSW Canberra) are pleased to announce an international conference that...

The Levant crisis: Syria, Iraq and the region
11
Dec
2015

The Levant crisis: Syria, Iraq and the region

Various speakers - please refer to the program

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and displaced millions, with dire economic, social and political implications not just for Syrians, but neighbouring countries, the region, and wider...

02
Dec
2015

'After liberal peace': public keynote lecture as part of the workshop on ‘hybridity: history, power and scale’

Professor Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester

Work on peace and its development during the 2000s, drawing on peace and state building examples from around the world, now looks rather dated. Such work concluded with some thoughts on the potential...

Dr. Bates Gill
26
Nov
2015

Convergence and divergence: the paradox of US-China relations

Dr. Bates Gill, Visiting Professor, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney

The US-China relationship - arguably the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - is defined by an abiding paradox: while the two countries have never been so interdependent nor...

Prof. Yuen Foong Khong
24
Nov
2015

The American tributary system and Asia-Pacific security

Prof. Yuen Foong Khong, National University of Singapore

This lecture employs the idea of the tributary system—most often associated with China’s international relations from antiquity—to interpret how America relates to the rest of the world. Professor...

24
Sep
2015

Book launch: East Timor Intervention: A Retrospective on INTERFET

Dr John Blaxland, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell

Book Launch: East Timor Intervention: A retrospective on INTERFET, edited by Dr John Blaxland Launched by: Lieutenant General Angus Campbell Australia's involvement in the liberation of East Timor in...

07
Sep
2015

Dealing with threats in tumultuous times: International security and cooperation

General Jim Mattis

In this talk, General Mattis, former commander of US Central Command discusses the changing security environment. Drawing on his expertise at the highest levels of the US military and advising the US...

01
Sep
2015

Intimate rivals Japanese domestic politics and a rising China with Sheila A. Smith from the Council on Foreign Relations

Dr Sheila Smith

Presented by the National Security College and the Strategic & Defence Studies CentreDr Sheila Smith will discuss her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China,...

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