Past events

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...

18
Mar
2015

Gallipoli 1915: a century on

The Gallipoli campaign of 1915 remains one of the most controversial events of the First World War. One hundred years later, Gallipoli continues to arouse debate over its flawed strategy, the real...

16
Mar
2015

Keeping secrets? Lessons from history on intelligence in the age of ISIS

Professor Keith Jeffery

'Keeping secrets? Lessons from history on the challenges facing intelligence organisations in the age of IS'

In this lecture Professor Keith Jeffery will reflect on the...

05
Mar
2015

Stemming the nuclear tide: The nuclear nonproliferation treaty at 45

Rose Gottemoeller (Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, US Department of State)

Presented by the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre  

In a world brimming with instability and chaos, nuclear arms control...

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