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26
November
2015
Trevor Findlay

Dr Trevor Findlay
Proliferation Alert! The International Atomic Energy Agency and Non-Compliance Reporting

Dr Trevor Findlay will present the findings of his two-year research project on how the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deals with cases of non-compliance with nuclear safeguards, prepared for Harvard University.

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5
November
2015
Naoyuki Agawa

Professor Naoyuki Agawa
Understanding Japan’s new security policy: constitutional and historical perspectives

Will Japan’s new security laws enable it to play a more active and constructive role in the Indo-Pacific region? In this seminar, Professor Naoyuki Agawa will explain the context for the laws, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stated policy of “proactively contributing” to peace.

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18

September
2015
Rory Medcalf

Professor Rory Medcalf and NSC experts
New thinking about Australian security

In this series of public seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Professor Rory Medcalf will outline the need for fresh thinking and an inclusive approach to national security in the uncertain years ahead. A panel discussion with NSC academics will follow.

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1
September
2015
Sheila Smith

Dr Sheila Smith
Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Dr Sheila Smith will discuss her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, which explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it navigates its relationship with an advancing China.

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7
July
2015
Sarah Percy

Professor Takashi Shiraishi
2015 Australia-Japan Foundation Address: Japan’s evolving national security policy – implications for the region

Professor Takashi Shiraishi will address the background of Japan’s security policies, the nature of the ongoing Diet debate on the security legislation, and the implications of Abe’s security reform agenda for the wider region. Listen to the podcast or watch the video at the link below.

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15
June
2015
Khalid Koser

Dr Khalid Koser
Migration and security: rhetoric and reality

In this seminar, Dr Khalid Koser outlines key aspects of the broader migration and security discussion and how it is changing, as well as discussing some ideas about how migration should be part of the solution.

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26
May
2015
Sarah Percy

Associate Professor Sarah Percy
Crime on the high seas: Challenges for Australia’s maritime security

In this seminar, Associate Professor Sarah Percy will argue that many of the maritime security threats facing Australia are linked hybrid criminal-security threats. Piracy, smuggling of people, weapons and drugs, and illegal, unauthorized and underreported fishing are all criminal activities that have security implications for Australia.

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21
May
2015
Matthew Sussex

Dr Matthew Sussex
Bringing the bear back in: why Russia matters for Australian security

In this seminar, Dr Matthew Sussex will examine some of the key geopolitical, institutional and normative impacts that a resurgent Russia is beginning to have in the new ‘Asian Century’.

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18
May
2015
Stephan Fruhling

Dr Stephan Fruhling
Back to the future?  US alliances and extended nuclear deterrence

Understanding the future of extended nuclear deterrence will be critical as Australia engages more closely with strategic developments in Northeast Asia. In this seminar, Dr Stephan Frühling presents emerging conclusions from an ongoing project examining the management of extended deterrence in Europe and Asia.

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16
March
2015
Rory Medcalf

Professor Rory Medcalf
Towards a new Australian Security

In his inaugural public seminar, incoming Head of College Rory Medcalf argues for inclusiveness in the way we define and pursue Australia’s present and future national security interests.

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