‘Voices from the Field’

On 18 September in Geneva, Switzerland and the ICRC will gather to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the GCs. At this event, humanitarian workers and survivors of armed conflict will share their stories and profile instances of respect for IHL. See here.

13th Annual IHL Roundtable

What: conference When: 25-27 August 2019Where: Chautauqua, USARegistration: click here The Roundtable gathers current and former international war crimes tribunal prosecutors, academics and legal experts, who will this year speak on the theme of “The Third Wave – Adapting Modern ICL to 21st Century Realities”. It will take place from 25-27 August 2019 in Chautauqua, […]

‘Understanding the Threat of ISIS in Central Asia’

This Chatham House lecture on 17 September 2019 will focus on analysing the strengths and weaknesses of ISIS in the Central Asian region (especially Afghanistan and its neighbouring territories). The speaker is Didier Chaudet. Full details here.

BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

An interdisciplinary workshop will be held in London on 20 September 2019, focusing on ‘Militarisation and the Local in Peacekeeping: Ambition, Pragmatism and Adaptability’. It is the first in a four-part series looking at challenges to peacekeeping through the lens of the local. Full details are available here.

Conference: ‘What Room for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order’

On 5-6 December 2019, the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law and the Ghent-Rolin Jaequemyns International Law Institute will host an international conference focusing on ‘military assistance on request’. The conference will seek to explore the legal framework governing such interventions, devoting separate expert panels to: ‘the authority’ to invite outside intervention; and the permissibility […]

UNSW Cities and Displacement learning exchange

This half-day event will be hosted on 27 August at UNSW’s Kensington campus by the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. It is designed to bring together practitioners and researchers, focusing on the challenges and opportunities of cities and displacement, particularly those issues caused by war and disaster. Full details here.

State of the Region 2019 Masterclass

This forthcoming ASPI event is a 1-day intensive program held in Canberra, designed to provide a “strategic update and outlook” for Australia in the year ahead. Leading defence and security experts are listed as speakers, including General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force. Full details here.

ASPI Publication Launch: ‘Protecting Critical National Infrastructure’

This event will take place on 2 July at the ASPI auditorium in Canberra. It will launch a new report – accompanied by a panel discussion – focusing on the results of recent ASPI research examining the risks, maturity of understanding and approach to managing threats to Australian critical national infrastructure. 

China Debate: John Mearsheimer VS Hugh White

This event will pit one of America’s leading foreign policy analysts against one of Australia’s leading strategic thinkers. The debate will consider the intense rivalry likely to eventuate in coming years between Australia’s major trading partner (China) and Australia’s major strategic ally (America). The event will take place on 8 August 2019 in Canberra. Full […]