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 […]

Core Professional Training on Humanitarian Law and Policy

This intensive 3-day course taking place in Belgium on 24-26 June 2019 is designed for mid- and senior-level practitioners and policy professionals to explore IHL challenges relevant to their work. It is suitable for both those with and without prior legal training. Full details here.

Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference 2019

Date: Monday 12 August 2019Time: 8:15 am – 5:00 pm Where: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100Register: click here The Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference is the flagship defence industry and defence issues conference. This year the Conference will examine, among other topics, new frontiers in defence, including the evolving role of technology. […]

The Future of ICL: A Masterclass with Patricia Viseur Sellers

Patricia Viseur Sellers London School of EconomicsDate: Monday 17 JuneTime: 3:00pm – 4:30pmWhere: Melbourne Law School, Room 920, Level 9, 185 Pelham St, CarltonRegister: If you would like to participate, please contact Hilary Charlesworth at [email protected], providing a brief statement of your research interests by Monday 10 June. MLS PhD students and ECRs are invited to […]

Robocup 2019 Talks: RoboWarfare

This panel event on 4 July 2019 in Sydney will consider broadly whether robots should have the right to kill. It will be presented by the NSW Centre for Ideas, as part of Robocup 2019 Sydney – an international robot soccer competition and robotics conference. The speakers are Lyria Bennett Moses (legal expert), Professor Toby Walsh (AI […]

An Evening with Jean-Marie Guehenno

Guehenno is currently a Senior Advisor at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation; and a Distinguished Fellow with the Brookings Institute. The Australian Institute of International Affairs, in conjunction with ANU, has invited him to speak broadly on peacekeeping, global governance and transnational security threats. The […]