Events

Monday, February 8, 2016

02
Feb
2016

Towards an Accounting of Late Cold War Human Rights Violations in Thailand

Tyrell Haberkorn

The 6 October 1976 massacre and coup not only ended the nearly three years of prior open politics, but was also the beginning of an extended period of arbitrary detention and torture of citizens who came to be seen as dissident “dangers to society,” Co

04
Feb
2016

New Directions in War and History: Debating military history

The Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (ANU) and the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society (UNSW Canberra) are pleased to announce an international conference that explores the future of mil

09
Feb
2016

The State and Management of Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia

Azmil Tayeb

My research explores the nature of Islamic education systems in Indonesia and Malaysia and the different approaches taken by the states in both countries to manage them.

09
Feb
2016

Emerging Democracies: Rising to the Challenge

Alina Rocha Menocal

Few questions in international development and comparative politics have generated as much debate and scholarship as that exploring the relationship between democracy and development. The relevance and stakes of this question have never been sharper.

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 United States and the Republic of Vietnam would have suc
10
Feb
2016

Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs Orientation Session

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 International Relations / Master of Strateg
11
Feb
2016

Islamic Nationalism: The Armed Resistance of Malay Muslims in Southern Thailand

Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat

My study investigates the contemporary separatist movements’ ideological transformations in southern Thailand since the 1980s. The year 2004 marked a dramatic surge of violence in Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and some parts of Songkhla provinces.

12
Feb
2016
22
Feb
2016

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

David Kilcullen
"We’re now in the fifteenth year since 9/11 and, horrible though it is to contemplate, we may be nowhere close to the end of the War on Terror. For a while, it looked like things were improving: we were getting on top of the threat.
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.”
 
25
Feb
2016

Costs of Conflict

Ambassador Charles Ries, Vice President, International, RAND Corporation
For much of the past century, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has been a defining feature of the Middle East.
29
Feb
2016

Humility & Vulnerability in International Relations

Dr Christopher Hobson, Assistant Professor, Waseda University

If liberalism’s confidence in the spread of democracy and free markets captured the zeitgeist of the 1990s, the more pessimistic outlook associated with classical realism increasingly seems a better match for today’s world.

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