Friday 6 March 2015 - Associate Professor Gideon Baker, Griffith University, presents Cynical Cosmopolitanism
13 March 2015 - Professor Andrew O'Neil, Griffith University, presents Alliances and the Nuclear Umbrella: The Missing Link of Assurances
Being Political – Dr Jack Corbett
Dr Corbett’s project, The Rise and Fall of Australia’s Aid Agencies, investigates the emergence of Australia’s aid agencies in the 1970s, their adaptation and survival over forty years and their recent abolition. The research will shed light on the expectations and objectives governments have for aid and the ability of different administrative arrangements to deliver them.
Dr Shannon Brincat receives Award
Dr Brincat won the ISA Theory Section Best Paper Award 2015 for his co-authored paper ‘Dialectics for IR: Hegel and the Dao,’ (2014) with The New School’s Associate Professor, L.H.M Ling. The paper has been published in a special issue of the scholarly journal, Globalizations.
Other Centre staff were also out in force at the conference, with Professors Renee Jeffery and Jason Sharman, and Drs Luis Cabrera, Wes Widmaier and Stephen McLoughlin also participating in the event. Staff were actively involved in proceedings with many chairing conference sessions and delivering research papers to attendees.
Opportunities in Washington
In December and January Professors Haig Patapan and Jason Sharman met Professor Alan Tidwell, Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Enjoying close relations with the Australian Embassy in Washington and DFAT, Professor Tidwell is also a keen observer of politics and policy in Australia.
The Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, located in the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign at Georgetown University, has hosted numerous scholars over the years, including former Griffith colleague Brendon O'Connor.
Visiting scholars from CGPP may benefit from the proximity to the research resources in and around Washington DC, and enjoy supporting the mission of the center.
For further details, see http://canzps.georgetown.edu/