Past events

24
Oct
2017

Civil-ising conflict through law?

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala

This talk will explore the origins, nature and effects of the war crimes investigative work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), set up in 2011 to build case files...

Artwork representing Syrian Civil War victims
19
Oct
2017

Gas security in the land of insecurity: Governance challenges of shale gas development in Mexico

José Alberto Hernández Ibarzábal

This article identifies the governance challenges of shale gas development. Mexico has vast shale gas reserves and production and exploration of natural gas were liberalised after the energy reform...

Gas pipes
17
Oct
2017

New directions for asylum seeker policies?

Tony Ward

Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of ‘Stop the Boats’ and ‘Bring them here’. Both sides have good arguments – and both have their blind spots.  And both are ill...

Protestors holding 'welcome refugees' banner
16
Oct
2017

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

Rachel Kleinfeld

The most violent country in the world today is not Syria, but Brazil, where gangs, organized crime, regular crime, and state brutality create a pall of fear over daily life. Why are so many...

crack in brick wall
10
Oct
2017

Thesis Proposal Review Day 2017

Various

RegNet PhD scholars present their thesis proposals to their supervisors, peers and other RegNet scholars. **For catering purposes please RSVP with any dietary requirements by 6 October** ####...

Light painting of the word 'Thesis'
05
Oct
2017

How could the ‘internet of things’ revolutionise environmental governance?

Chacko Thomas

The ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity...

internet of things - multiple connected devices
03
Oct
2017

Re-examining security-based approaches to countering violent extremism

Clarke Jones

Based on ethnographic research over the past two years, Clarke Jones argues that Western governments have made very little headway to address violent extremism because of the lack of genuine...

Illustration of toy figurine Islamists and security personnel in a circle, pointing guns at each other, in a cycle of violence
27
Sep
2017

Weighing the Evidence: Justice Antonio Carpio on South China Sea

Justice Antonio T Carpio

The South China Sea (SCS) dispute has become one of the most contentious international legal disputes in the world at present. The Philippines and China have competing claims over a large maritime...

26
Sep
2017

The role of investment treaties in investment liberalisation

Jonathan Bonnitcha

Investment treaties grant international legal rights to foreign investors. Historically, investment treaties focused exclusively on the protection of existing investments from adverse government...

21
Sep
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary

Security sector institutions were implicated in international crimes in the conflict in Timor-Leste. This phenomenon is not confined to Timor-Leste; it recurs in both developing and developed states...

Timorese soldiers pick up trash at a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission.
19
Sep
2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australian youth justice: A Western Australian prevalence study

Sharynne Hamilton, Jacinta Freeman

The Telethon Kids Institute has conducted the first Australian study to examine the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive disorders at Banksia Hill Detention Centre –...

15
Sep
2017

States and peoples in conflict

Peter Grabosky, Cecilia Jacob, Rod Broadhurst, Haroro Ingram, John Braithwaite

This event marks the launch of ‘States and Peoples in Conflict: Transformations of Conflict Studies’, edited by Michael Stohl, Mark Lichbach, and Peter Grabosky. The book explores the origins,...

12
Sep
2017

Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity: Project update

Sharon Friel, Belinda Townsend, Ashley Schram, Janice Lee

The social, cultural and economic forces that shape people’s daily living conditions are called the ‘social determinants’ or the ‘causes of the causes’ of health. When these determinants result in an...

11
Sep
2017

Gender responsive budgeting and breastfeeding policies: insights from the Asia-Pacific region

Julie Smith, Miranda Stewart, Rhonda Sharp, Shoba Suri, Alessandro Lellamo, Kim Jai-Ok, International Baby Food Action Network India

Global progress in improving infant and young child feeding practices has been hindered by a lack of funding of national breastfeeding policies and there are renewed calls at the international level...

05
Sep
2017

Sexual assault and harassment on university campuses: Changing the course

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs

In February 2016 all 39 Australian university Vice-Chancellors launched a new initiative ‘Respect, Now, Always’ to address sexual assault and sexual harassment and build on work by individual...

31
Aug
2017

The corrupt cannot fight corruption

Sam Koim

In this seminar, the speaker will draw from the literature on experiences of anti-corruption agencies and his own experience as the former head of Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption Investigation...

Image of notes of various currencies
29
Aug
2017

International law at a crossroads in the United States

Paul Stephan, Anthea Roberts

The Trump Administration, Nationalist Populism, and the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States Presented by Attorney-General’s Department in association with the...

24
Aug
2017

Marawi: Behind the Headlines

Ms Elin Anisha Guro, Dr Gregory Fealy, Dr Clarke Jones, Dr Steven Rood

The Marawi crisis looms to be the biggest - and most problematic armed incident in the history of the Mindanao conflict. Marawi City has been under siege since 23 May 2017, with an ongoing battle...

23
Aug
2017

Rule of Law or Rule by Lawyers? On the Politics of Translating in International Law

Maj Grasten

What is it about the rule of law that has endowed this ambiguous concept with such normative currency, resilience, and power so that it is increasingly used to justify international interventions and...

22
Aug
2017

Confronting wicked problems: Climate, energy and environmental governance

Neil Gunningham, Darren Sinclair, Christian Downie and Chacko Thomas

"'Wicked' problems are large-scale, long-term policy dilemmas in which multiple and compounding risks and uncertainties combine with sharply divergent public values to generate contentious political...

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