Past events

24
Oct
2022

Climate change: can Australia survive?

Dr Albert Palazzo

Climate change is the number one security threat Australia is facing. Unlike more traditional state-on-state threats, climate change has the potential to destabilise Australia to the point that it...

20
Oct
2022

Power and Restraint in China’s Rise

Chin-Hao Huang

Why and when does China exercise restraint—and how does this aspect of Chinese statecraft challenge the conventional narrative about rising powers’ behaviour?

In Power and Restraint in...

19
Oct
2022

Renegotiating Japan’s ‘Post-War Bargains’

Yusuke Ishihara

The 1970s witnessed significant changes to the post-war international order: the rise and fall of U.S.-Soviet détente, Sino-U.S. rapprochement, the crisis of the Bretton-Woods system/the General...

10
Oct
2022

The Almost War: The Empire and the Chanak Crisis, 1922

Paul R. Bartrop

September this year will be the centenary of the Chanak Crisis of 1922, when Lloyd George and Churchill almost took the Empire to war with Kemal Ataturk’s Nationalists—Gallipoli 2.0 they...

26
Sep
2022

Medical fears of the malingering soldier: ‘Phony cronies’ and the Repat in 1960s Australia

Effie Karageorgos

The fear of the malingering soldier or veteran has existed in Australia since its first nationwide military venture in South Africa. The establishment of the Repatriation Department in 1917 saw...

05
Sep
2022

Recurrent debates about strategy

Professor Beatrice Heuser

There are recurrent debates in strategic studies that go back to Antiquity, before the word “strategy” even assumed its modern meanings.

They concern the role of chance, the role of higher...

Adolf Hitler declaring war on the United States in the Reichstag, 11 December 1941.
22
Aug
2022

Hitler’s fatal miscalculation

Dr Klaus Schmider

Dr Klaus Schmider describes his recent book, Hitler’s fatal miscalculation, as a military historian’s attempt to analyse the 20th Century’s most momentous and most idiosyncratic act of horizontal...

01
Aug
2022

Why did Russia attack Ukraine and what are its geopolitical implications?

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb

This ANU Public Lecture will examine why President Putin decided to invade Ukraine and what the implications are for international order, including the risk of a wider war in Europe and the...

05
Jul
2022

2022 John Gee Memorial Lecture - The future of IAEA safeguards, and the future of global security

Ambassador Rafael Mariano Grossi

Please note the change of venue for this event. A reception will follow the lecture where refreshments will be served.

About the speakerMr Rafael Mariano Grossi is Director-General,...

20
Jun
2022

Searching for supply: RAAF expansion and US Operational Aircraft, 1935-1941

Dr Liam Kane

When Japan attacked European and US possessions in the Asia-Pacific on 7-8 December 1941, the Australian government had more combat aircraft on order from American firms than Australian and...

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