Politics & Foreign Policy – Election Special

Politics & Foreign Policy – Election Special

The Australia’s Role in the World present a free election special event: Politics & Foreign Policy. With Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, Kelvin Thomson, and Member for Kooyong, Josh Frydenberg. Moderated by ABC News Breakfast’s Michael Rowland When: August 20th, 6:00pm Where: University of Melbourne, Elisabeth Murdoch – Theater A In this election year, Australia’s Role
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Martin Jacques: Is China’s Rise Inevitable?

Martin Jacques: Is China’s Rise Inevitable?

  As part of a public lecture series Asialink and Australia’s Role in the World are proud to present a lecture and Q&A event with Martin Jacques – one of the world’s leading China specialists. Martin is the international bestselling author of “When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the
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Football Diplomacy

Football Diplomacy

Soccer, known as football to the rest of the world, could provide new diplomatic avenues for Australia on the global stage. As many Australian football fans like myself start packing their bags for Brazil, it is worth reflecting on how football in Australia has progressed in the past decade and what it means for the
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In Conversation: Australia’s UN Youth Rep Adam Pulford

In Conversation: Australia’s UN Youth Rep Adam Pulford

This year Australia’s UN Youth Representative wants young people to raise their voices. Tim Hall Adam Pulford, 23, has had a whirlwind few weeks after being selected to represent Australian youth at the United Nations. But that’s not why he looks unwell. “Sorry if I seem a bit vague, I’ve only had an apple today,”
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Human Rights Diplomacy

Human Rights Diplomacy

Prioritizing human rights can be effective in building relationships. Jill Beale Soft power is essentially the ability for states to attract others into or against action without the use of force or bribery as a means of persuasion. It usually amasses through an international standing and respect, accumulated through cultural means or within international esteem.
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Mining Bloody Minerals

Mining Bloody Minerals

The impact of conflict minerals on our economy. Steven Burak In April 2001 the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo gave a report to the United Nations Security Council. The report provided an image of the how the wars
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US Policy Priorities and the ‘Rebalance’ to the Asia-Pacific

US Policy Priorities and the ‘Rebalance’ to the Asia-Pacific

Asialink and the Melbourne United States Consulate General present an evening on US and Asian foreign policy. The U.S. “rebalance” to Asia is a comprehensive diplomatic, economic, and military policy that seeks to advance American interests and reassure U.S. partners and allies of the U.S. commitment to sustaining peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. 
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The Australian Defence White Paper – Through Foreign Eyes

The Australian Defence White Paper – Through Foreign Eyes

Photo courtesy of defence.gov.au The view from abroad can give us insights to how we are perceived. John Harris Last week Julia Gillard and Stephen Smith presented the Australian Government’s Defence White Paper 2013. The white paper, a broad and long-term policy document, outlines the analysis of the government’s current position and future direction. For
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Australian Youth Representative to the UN 2013 – Launch Event

Australian Youth Representative to the UN 2013 – Launch Event

The Australia’s Role in the World project and UN Youth Australia are pleased to announce Australia’s Representative for Youth to the UN for 2013. When: May 9th, 6:00pm Where: University of Melbourne, Elisabeth Murdoch – Theatre A To launch the UN Youth Representative’s national tour, we invite you to come and give your views on
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Australia and the Future of “The Responsibility to Protect”

Australia and the Future of “The Responsibility to Protect”

Australia and the Future of “The Responsibility to Protect” By Steven Burak The Brazilian led push for an updated and improved Responsibility to Protect has created yet another acronym in the International Relations lexicon; RWP, or the Responsibility While Protecting. Does this new acronym demand the attention of the Australian government and United Nations Security
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