Past events

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,...

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...

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