Events

Monday, April 27, 2015

08
Apr
2015

Malaysia after Hudud: Prospects for Democracy and Moderation

Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and Liew Chin Tong

Abstract

13
Apr
2015

Health phone services in Papua New Guinea: saving lives or just wasting money?

Amanda Watson
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
15
Apr
2015

The American Counterculture Of War: Supporting foreign insurgents and the American discourse of war

LTCOL (USA) Ken Gleiman

The US is grappling with the problem of supporting rebel groups in Syria as part of its strategy to defeat DAESH.

16
Apr
2015

A New Research Agenda for East Asian Security and International Relations

Rosemary Foot, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford and Evelyn Goh, Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies, Australian National University

East Asia’s contemporary strategic order defies easy description or explanation: contradictory trends prevail, particularly growing levels of economic interdependence that coexist with heightened security tensions.

20
Apr
2015

The Consequences of Precolonial Institutions and Ethnic Fractionalisation in the South Pacific

Shaun Larcom
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
20
Apr
2015

Global Order after U.S. Hegemony: Challenges for Asia and the Pacific - Andrew Hurrell

Andrew Hurrell Montague Burton Professor of International Relations and Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford

Global order is entering harder and more troubled times. Many are talking about the return of geopolitics.

22
Apr
2015

Being good nationalists: motivated and cognitive biases in foreign policy establishments

Associate Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart, University of Auckland

Presented by the Department of International Relations: Power, Ethics & World Order seminar series

23
Apr
2015

US re-engagement with Myanmar through its universities: Opportunities and challenges

Sanda Win

In November 2013 USAID announced its first bilateral agreement with Myanmar since 1957. This built on President Obama’s call to “extend a hand” to Myanmar in its progress toward democracy.

24
Apr
2015

Hybrid peacebuilding and reconciliation

James Scambary, Lia Kent, Talia Avrahamzon

It is in the critical peacebuilding literature that the concept of hybridity has arguably acquired its most prominent current usage.

28
Apr
2015

Informal institutions and hybrid property regimes: lessons from Southeast Asia’s palm oil industry

Natasha Hamilton-Hart

A tenet of New Institutional Economics (NIE) approaches to economic development is that private investment that imposes large sunk costs over relatively long time frames is contingent on a governance system that provides expectations of generalized sec

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