Past events

04
Apr
2017

Southeast Asia's Long War: Responding to Myanmar's Humanitarian Crises

Mr Jürg Montani

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has witnessed the manifold and far-reaching humanitarian consequences of protracted conflict in Myanmar for 30 years, including displacement,...

03
Apr
2017

Democracy After Death: Film Screening and Discussion

Lina Koleilat, ANU, Marcus Mietzer, ANU and Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat, ANU

Democracy After Death: The Tragedy of Uncle Nuamthong Praiwan (directed by Neti Wichiansaen, 2016) begins with the story of Uncle Nuamthong Praiwan, an elderly taxi driver who hung himself in...

28
Mar
2017

Religiosity and the prevalence of vote buying: a study of Indonesian Muslim legislative candidates

Ahmad Muhajir

Vote buying is an electoral problem in many countries. Systematic analyses have considered electoral arrangements, weak law enforcement, voter monitoring, socio-economic factors, cultural norms of...

23
Mar
2017

Korean politics after the presidential impeachment

Jong-sung You

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment on 10 March 2016 after months of peaceful candlelight rallies by millions of people. She faces prosecutorial...

23
Mar
2017

The family context and its role in making jihadists: The case of Indonesian jihadists' families

Haula Noor

This study aims to investigate the family context and the way this may have shaped the development and behaviour of extremists prior to their jihadism and how the family responded to that...

15
Mar
2017

Trump, Brexit, and the rise of Populism: Economic have-nots and cultural backlash

Professor Pippa Norris, Harvard University

Rising support for populist parties has disrupted the politics of many Western societies. What explains this phenomenon? Two theories are examined here. Perhaps the most widely-held view of mass...

AIIA Careers Forum 2017
07
Mar
2017

AIIA International Careers Forum 2017

Professor Michael Wesley; DFAT

Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) International Careers Forum 2017.

Are you fascinated by international affairs? Looking for a career that will take you places?

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28
Feb
2017

PSC Seminar--Voices and Votes amid Violence: The Case of the Three Southernmost Provinces of Thailand

Daungyewa Utarasint

I have two central findings. First, there is a correlation between the magnitude of violence and the autonomy of voters. After severe violence, legislative candidates and vote-canvassers have less...

Myanmar Image by Staffan Scherz flickr
17
Feb
2017

Myanmar Update 2017

Various international and national speakers

The 2017 Myanmar Update will be held at The Australian National University on 17-18 February 2017. The formation of a new government in Myanmar, led by the National League for Democracy, is a...

15
Feb
2017

Joint PSC/SDSC Seminar. Elephants in the Paddy Field: Geopolitical rivalry in Southeast Asia between major powers

Ernesto H. Braam

Rivalry in Southeast Asia between major powers China, the US and Japan has shifted to a higher gear in recent years. The South China Sea conflict and competition for infrastructure projects are...

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