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Exceptional research from women academics working in international security will be highlighted in a new seminar series.
Professor Evelyn Goh has been awarded an ANU Gender Institute Grant 2020-21 for her project, the ‘Women in Asia-Pacific Security Research’ (WIAPSR) seminar series. This series showcases the cutting-edge academic research of women scholars in the fields of Asia-Pacific security broadly-defined and will bring together researchers from The Australian National University and international scholarly communities working on this important region.
“This initiative aims to promote gender equity by helping to ‘normalise’ the role of women in international security, through exposing key academic audiences regularly to some of the leading scholars and practitioners in international security, who are high-achieving women,” says Professor Goh, from our Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC).
WIAPSR is an extension of Professor Goh’s 2018-19 ‘ANU Women in International Security’ initiative, which was also jointly supported by the ANU Gender Institute and Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
The WIAPSR series will feature at least six research events in 2020-21, including webinars by senior scholars, virtual research seminars by ECRs, and Zoom book clubs. All listed below.
The series will kick off on 2 November with the first webinar tackling the question, “What’s So Special About Asian Security? Dealing with Economics and Institutions”. In supporting the fully-online project, the Gender Institute Management Committee commented that it is “an excellent idea and a creative adaptation to current constraints”.
Past events from this series
2 November 2020
Webinar: What’s So Special About Asian Security? Dealing with economics and institutions.
Speakers: Prof Alice D. Ba (University of Delaware); Assoc Prof Elizabeth Thurbon (UNSW); Prof Natasha Hamilton-Hart (University of Auckland)
2 December 2020
Virtual Research Seminar: Posing Problems without Shacking Up: Prospects for a Sino-Russian Alliance and Implications for Asia-Pacific Security.
Speakers: Dr Oriana Skylar Mastro (Stanford)
25 February 2021
Webinar: “Power Projection and Deterrence: South China Sea Disputants as Pawns in the U.S.-China Rivalry”
Speaker: Dr Krista Weigand (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
29 April 2021
Webinar: “What’s So Special About Asia-Pacific Security? Dealing with Non-state Actors and Non-traditional Security”
Speakers: Prof Helen Nesadurai (Monash Malaysia), Prof Emerita Lorraine Elliott (ANU) and Dr Pichamon Yeophantong (UNSW Canberra)
16 June 2021
Zoom Book Club: “A Tale in Two Books: China in the United Nations” China, the UN, and Human Protection
China and the Intervention at the UN Security Council
Speakers: Prof Emerita Rosemary Foot (Oxford) and Dr Courtney Fung (Hong Kong University)
5 August 2021
Webinar: “The Politics of Nuclear Commemoration in Asia”
Speaker: Dr Nicola Leveringhaus (King’s College London)
Upcoming events from this series
23 September 2021
Webinar: “Evolution of Security Cooperation Network in the Asia-Pacific: China’s Rise in Joint Military Exercises”
Speaker: Ms Kyuri Park (University of Southern California)
Webinar: “Cultures of Crisis: How the Asia-Pacific Can Lead Global Peace and Security”
Speaker: Dr Maria Tanyag (ANU)