Past events

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,...

27
Aug
2015

Power Shift - John Garnaut in conversation with Hugh White

Professor Hugh White

Five years ago, Hugh White lobbed a grenade into Australia's debate about the world with his Quarterly Essay 'Power Shift'. His subsequent book 'The China Choice' and the often strong reactions to it...

18
Aug
2015

The Israeli urban warfare experience, 1967-2006

Brigadier General Gideon Avidor

Listen to the podcast of this seminar here.

The nascent Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought in urban areas during the country's war for independence in 1948 and has...

06
Aug
2015

The 1970s and Australian foreign policy: echoes to today?

Dr James Curran and Dr John Blaxland,

Featuring 'In Conversation':

The event will seek to broadly canvass the impact of the 1970s era on Australian foreign policy. It will explore why this decade was so...

22
Jul
2015

Why is Russia a threat to world peace

Professor Paul Dibb

Since Russia's invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine last year, President Putin has continued to have a belligerent and threatening stance. Although the West has imposed punishing...

15
Jul
2015

Does the United States have an Asia strategy?

Michael J. Green, Georgetown University and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Four years after President Barack Obama announced the US 'pivot', the question continues to be asked 'Does the United States Have an Asia Strategy? In this lecture, Michael J. Green,...

10
Jul
2015

SDSC Conference 2015: The Asia-Pacific War, 1931-1945

Global War Studies and the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre are pleased to announce an international conference on the Asia-Pacific War, 1931-1945 to be held at the...

09
Jul
2015

Book launch: Beyond Surrender

Ashley Ekins, Australian War Memorial; Professor Joan Beaumont, ANU

Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity? Beyond Surrender co-...

30
Jun
2015

Strategic diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula: ideals and reality

Professor Chung-In Moon, Yonsei University

South Korea's strategic diplomacy is mainly geared towards China and the United States. South Korea seeks to strengthen its bilateral alliance with the U.S. without necessarily undermining its...

09
Jun
2015

War studies seminar series a small navy in a Great War: Australians at sea, 1914-18

Dr David Stevens, Commander in the RAN Reserve, Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW, Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Wollongong

Following the extensive coverage given to the Gallipoli centenary, one might be forgiven for believing that Australia's wartime role, contribution and evolving national identity were...

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