Past events

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...

29
May
2015

FBI post 9/11: intelligence transformation

Mr Eric Velez-Villar, FBI Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence

9/11 is regarded as the most lethal terrorist attack in history, taking the lives of 3,000 Americans and international citizens and ultimately leading to far-reaching changes in anti-terror...

06
May
2015

Prospects for Asia's security architecture - Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan

Mr Bilahari Kausikan Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

In this lecture Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Mr Bilahari Kausikan will look at the prospects for Asia's Security Architecture. Drawing on his extensive experience and with a...

16
Apr
2015

A new research agenda for East Asian security and International Relations

Rosemary Foot, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford and Evelyn Goh, Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, Australian National University

East Asia's contemporary strategic order defies easy description or explanation: contradictory trends prevail, particularly growing levels of economic interdependence that coexist with heightened...

15
Apr
2015

The American counterculture of war: supporting foreign insurgents and the American discourse of war

LTCOL (USA) Ken Gleiman

The US is grappling with the problem of supporting rebel groups in Syria as part of its strategy to defeat DAESH. Meanwhile, Russia supports rebels in the Ukraine and Iran continues its...

25
Mar
2015

Why China will not become the dominant power in Asia - Public lecture by Paul Dibb and John Lee

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb and Adjunct Associate Professor John Lee

The belief that China will soon become the dominant power in Asia is based on assumptions that its continued and rapid economic rise, and its emergence as a regional peer of America's...

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