Events

Friday, May 27, 2016

02
May
2016

‘Beyond Next Tomorrow’: An Examination of Urban Male Youth in Solomon Islands (Thesis Proposal Review)

Daniel Evans

Accounts of male urban youth within Solomon Islands, like much of Melanesia, frequently tend towards apocryphal depictions of listless, troublesome and disengaged young men.

05
May
2016

Individual Petitions before the Thai Constitutional Court 2007-2014

Sarah Bishop

Abstract:  In 2007 with the coming into force of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Thailand B.E. 2550 (2007) individuals whose rights and freedoms were violated were, for the first time, given a limited right to petition the Constitutional Court.

09
May
2016

Reporting corruption in Papua New Guinea’s public financial management system

Amanda H A Watson and Colin Wiltshire

For Papua New Guinea (PNG) to achieve its development aspirations, effective utilisation of public expenditure is essential.

09
May
2016

"Coalitions of the Willing" and the Shared Responsibility to Protect

Professor Toni Erskine, University of New South Wales
There has been widespread support for the idea that the so-called ‘international community’ has a remedial moral responsibility to protect vulnerable populations from mass atrocities when their own governments fail to do so.
10
May
2016

The Policies of President Abdurrahman Wahid while Building Peace with the Separatists in Aceh and Papua during 1999–2001

Ahmad Suaedy
Dealing with separatism in Aceh and Papua was one of the most challenging issues facing successive Indonesian governments in the post-Soeharto era. During Abdurrahman Wahid’s presidency (1999–2001), separatist demands for independence were bolstered by the recent establishment of East Timor as an independent state following a referendum in 1999.
11
May
2016

Myanmar's Political Transition

Dr Nicholas Farrelly, Ms Jacqueline Menager, and Mr Chit Win
In November 2015, Myanmar held historic elections in which Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy secured a landslide victory, ending over half a century of military rule. How has the country fared so far under new leadership? What significant role can Aung San Suu Kyi play in the country’s political future? What are the prospects for democratisation and further reform in Myanmar? What kind of foreign policy can we expect?
12
May
2016

Political earthquake from South Korea’s legislative elections

Jong-sung You
South Korea’s legislative elections on 13 April 2016 produced a political earthquake. The conservative ruling party’s parliamentary majority came to an end, with the three opposition parties garnering combined 167 seats in the 300-member National Assembly.
13
May
2016

The conservative roots of radicalism: making yesterday’s universities relevant today

Dr Mathew Davies, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU; Dr Tamson Pietsch, University of Sydney; Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School, ANU; and Nigel Stanier, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

In November 2015, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull outlined plans to overhaul how university research is funded, downgrading the significance of publishing in little-read journals and emphasising instead how knowledge produced in universities

16
May
2016

Nauru’s Retreat from Democracy

Stewart Firth

Nauru’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law has recently come under question.

18
May
2016

Why counterinsurgencies fail

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Douglas Porch
The collapse of counterinsurgency (COIN) doctrine in Iraq and Afghanistan exposed the endemic problems of democracies in the thrall of irregular warfare theory. “Why Counterinsurgency Fails” offers a historical critique of a contemporary strategic doctrine by tracing the origins and development of a contested concept of “small war” as an “exceptionalized” method of combat.
23
May
2016

`Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose ... from “black-birding” to the Pacific Seasonal Work programs’

Scott MacWilliam

Since the nineteenth century, workers have travelled from South Pacific Islands to work in countries bordering the ocean where industrial processes have been dominant.

23
May
2016

ANU Postgraduate Information Evening - Diplomat, humanitarian or strategist?

Advance your career with a postgraduate qualification in international affairs. Hear from a panel of academic experts from diplomacy, international relations, and strategy and defence, and find out which postgraduate program best suits your career aspirations and interests.
27
May
2016

Digital disruption and analogue academics

Dr Melanie James, Ms Natalie Sambhi, Dr Amanda H A Watson and Dr Ross Tapsell
In this seminar, the second in the Bell School’s Horizons 2016 series, leading experts will outline explain digital disruption, and the perils and pitfalls that it brings – particularly for academics who are still operating in ‘analogue’ environments.
30
May
2016

Reimagining Timor-Leste: Nationalism and the role of education in post-independence nation-building

Armindo Maia

This thesis examines the role of education in locating nationalism in Timor-Leste’s post-independence nation-building.

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. To develop the future force, Army leaders consider key continuities in the nature of war and are examining how the U.S. experience in Afghanistan and Iraq validated their importance. Army leaders are also learning from today's conflicts to identify changes in the character of warfare and implications for future force development.

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