Past events

19
Jul
2021

War Studies Seminar Series

James Brien

“Bricks Without Straw”: The Allies and the Beachhead Operations, November 1942-January 1943

The Australian and American operations to secure the Japanese beachheads in Papua were arguably...

23
Jun
2021

The Challenge of Warning Time in the Contemporary Strategic Environment

Paul Dibb, Richard Brabin-Smith

The government’s recent conclusion that Australia can no longer assume a warning time of 10 years for major conflict is a critical break from the defence policies of the past 50 years. It is...

16
Jun
2021

A Tale in Two Books: China and the United Nations

Emeritus Professor Rosemary Foot, Associate Professor Courtney Foot

Join us for an interactive discussion with the authors of two important recent books:

Rosemary FootChina, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image (OUP, 2020)

Courtney...

07
Jun
2021

The quiet war: Censorship, propaganda and Australian prisoners of the Japanese

Dr Emily Robertson

During the First World War, Australian propaganda was dominated by stories about German atrocities against the Belgians. An attempt to follow suit with a similar approach about Japanese atrocities...

19
May
2021

Challenges to Australia's strategic imagination

Brendan Sargeant

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) presents a public lecture series to stimulate public discussion on major challenges relating to Australia’s strategic and defence policy and to...

29
Apr
2021

What’s So Special about Asian Security? Dealing with Non-state Actors and Non-traditional Security

Various speakers

Are the security landscape and dynamics in Asia significantly different compared to those in other world regions? Is there anything ‘special’ about Asian security that necessitates alterations or...

19
Apr
2021

Artillery, Tanks and a Man Named Watson: 1st Anzac Corps and the First Battle of Bullecourt, 11 April 1917

Dr Maleah Hampton

On 11 April 1917 the Australians of the 1st Anzac Corps launched an attack at German positions near the French village of Bullecourt. The British correspondent Phillip Gibbs contended that the...

18
Mar
2021

Living with Fear: Defining a Better National Security Outcome

Dr Albert Palazzo

One of the reasons Australia is among the fortunate countries is that it has never known fear. From a national security perspective, it has always been one of the safest countries in the world....

25
Feb
2021

Power Projection and Deterrence: South China Sea Disputants as Pawns in the U.S.-China Rivalry

Dr Krista Weigand

In the past decade, China has pursued consistent low-level provocations against disputants to seize or prevent other states’ access to islands, maritime features, and waters in the South China Sea...

18
Feb
2021

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs 2021 Orientation Session

Various speakers

Dr Mathew Davies, Deputy Director of Education, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, warmly invites all postgraduate students commencing their studies in the Graduate Diploma of...

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