Closed borders and lockdowns kept Australia’s COVID-19 mortalities and infections low right up until late 2021, but they masked a litany of policy and implementation failures shaped by the pathologies of Australia’s regulatory state.

About the Speakers

Shahar Hameiri is Professor of International Politics and Director of Research in the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. His work mainly examines security and development issues in Asia and the Pacific. His latest book, co-authored with Lee Jones, is Fractured China: How State Transformation is Shaping China’s Rise (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

His earlier co-authored books include Governing Borderless Threats: Non-Traditional Security and the Politics of State Transformation (2015) and International Intervention and Local Politics (2017), both published by Cambridge University Press. He is also co-editor, with Toby Carroll and Lee Jones, of The Political Economy of Southeast Asia: Politics and Markets Under Hyperglobalisation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). He tweets @ShaharHameiri.

Tom Chodor is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. His research focuses on the global governance of the global political economy, and the role of non-state actors in contributing to and contesting global policy agendas. He has published articles in Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Common Market StudiesGlobalizations and Global Governance, and is the author of Neoliberal Hegemony and The Pink Tide in Latin America: Breaking Up With TINA? (Palgrave 2015), and co-author of Unravelling the Crime-Development Nexus (Rowman & Littlefield 2022).

This event will be delivered online via Zoom only.

Image credit: Worker in PPE with Australian flag background by Jernej Furman at flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Event details

Event date

Tue, 15 Mar 2022, 12:30 - 1:30pm