Past events

Gen H. R. McMaster
31
May
2016

Harbingers of future war: Today's conflicts and implications for defence strategy

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

In recent years, many of the difficulties encountered in strategic decision making, operational planning, training, and force development stemmed from neglect of continuities in the nature of war...

The battle that never was: Mouquet farm 1916
12
Apr
2016

The battle that never was: Mouquet farm 1916

Dr Meleah Hampton, Australian War Memorial

Following the capture of the village of Pozières the men of the 1st Anzac Corps embarked on a series of operations to capture the next major obstacle to the north of the village. Thus the Battle of...

China and international security: A dialogue with distinguished Chinese scholars
06
Apr
2016

China and international security: A dialogue with distinguished Chinese scholars

Professor Wang Jisi, Peking University; Professor Jia Qingguo, Peking University; Professor Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University; Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor of the Australian National University; Professor Evelyn Goh, Strategic an

A public forum organised by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU featuring

Professor Wang Jisi, President of the Institute of the International and Strategic Studies, Peking University...

Prof. Bradley Thayer
21
Mar
2016

Saving the INF treaty: why China should join

Professor Bradley Thayer, University of Iceland

Russia’s violation of the 1987 INF Treaty raises a serious problem for the Treaty regime. The new administration can choose to ignore the violation, exit the Treaty, or strive to make it multilateral...

11
Mar
2016

Insight and analysis on the 2016 Defence White Paper

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Associate Professor Stephan Fruehling, Professor Michael Wesley, Professor Hugh White

With the launch of the new and heavily anticipated 2016 Defence White Paper on Thursday 25 February, Australia has joined the Asia-Pacific arms race - allocating up to $19 billion for weaponry and...

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975
24
Feb
2016

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975

Dr John Blaxland

“Ladies and gentlemen, well may we say ‘ God Save the Queen’, because nothing will save the Governor-general.” In collaboration with the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House we...

How ISIS changed the world again
22
Feb
2016

How ISIS changed the world again

Professor Robert Pape

In this public lecture Robert Pape will explain the rise of ISIS, its goals, targeting logic, and the group's recent shift to spectacular attacks in the context of the global environment of...

Japan, Australia and regional security architecture
19
Feb
2016

Japan, Australia and regional security architecture

Various

In this public lecture, experts from Japan and Australia...

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs orientation session
10
Feb
2016

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs orientation session

Michael Wesley

Professor Michael Wesley, Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, warmly invites all postgraduate students commencing their studies in the Master of Diplomacy / Master of...

‘This month’s fairytale’: the dilemmas of pacification in Phuoc Tuy, 1966-1972
09
Feb
2016

‘This month’s fairytale’: the dilemmas of pacification in Phuoc Tuy, 1966-1972

Dr Tom Richardson, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy

Since the fall of Saigon in 1975, a significant number of historians and commentators have asked not ‘what if’ but lamented  ‘if only’, arguing that certain courses of action on the part of the...

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