Past events

06
Aug
2019

Securitized Humanitarian Space? Interrogating NGO-military relations in the Bangsamoro (Philippines) theatre

Rosalie Hall, Professor University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines

This seminar is co-sponsored with the CAP Philippines Project

Abstract In the last decades, the non-government organization (NGO) community in the Bangsamoro area has diversified and...

26
Jun
2019

Book Panel: The Prevention of Torture

Danielle Celermajer (University of Sydney), Kathy Ragless (Companion House), Rebecca Minty (Office of the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services), Nick Cheesman (Department of Political & Social Change, ANU)

There is an urgent need to analyze and assess how we prevent torture, against the background of a rigorous analysis of the factors that condition and sustain it. Drawing on rich empirical material...

18
Jun
2019

Exclusive or Inclusive? Shan ethnic organisations in eastern Myanmar during the 2010s political transition

Sai Maung

Abstract During the political transition in the 2010s, Kengtung, a remote town in eastern Myanmar, has seen an unprecedented emergence of Shan ethnic organisations. These Shan groups work on a...

11
Jun
2019

From self-made entrepreneurs to professional business managers: the emergence of a social group identity in rural China

Camille Boullenois

Abstract This seminar discusses my PhD thesis, which explores the construction of a social group identity among entrepreneurs in post-Mao rural China. Drawing on research in a rural county in...

04
Jun
2019

Saffron Salaams: Why Hindu nationalists need Muslim friends

Felix Pal

Abstract The paramilitary Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Corps or RSS), is notorious for its many crimes against Muslim communities in India. Large scale riots, poisonous vitriol...

01
May
2019

Book Launch: Illiberal Transitional Justice and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Professor Bina D'Costa

In this book, Rebecca Gidley examines the creation and operation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), a hybrid domestic/international tribunal tasked with putting senior...

Monk and barbed wire. Image credit: BRJ INC. Flickr
08
Apr
2019

Conference: Entrenched Illiberalism in Mainland Southeast Asia

Pasuk Pongpaichit, Prajak Kongkirati, Ou Virak, Naruemon Thabchumpon, Chit Win, Kimly Ngoun, Chris Baker, Anne Hennings, Melissa Crouch, Costas Laoutides, Khin Zaw Win, Christoph Sperfeldt, Myat Thet Thitsar, Kevin Hewison, Aim Sinpeng, and Alice Beban

In the mid-1990s Myanmar was a dark spot on an otherwise increasingly bright outlook for liberal democratic change in mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, in Thailand and Cambodia. Today things...

Postgraduate Information Evening
04
Apr
2019

Postgraduate Information Evening

Program convenors, top academics, students and alumni, program coordinators

Acton Theatre, JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching on the world’s most dynamic region....

26
Mar
2019

Insecure Thai-ness: Contradictions within a mode of dependency

Sirichinda Thongchinda

Abstract My starting point for this presentation is to question how a particular ethic, or set of ethics, decides and dominates the way Thai people live together. Building on the work of Judith...

21
Mar
2019

The politics of Indonesia’s relationship with China

Gatra Priyandita

Abstract For decades, structural realists have argued that states are likely to either balance against or bandwagon with larger, potentially threatening states. However, studies on state responses...

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