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Book launch: Australia in World Affairs 2011-15

Tuesday 29th November 2016 6:00pm AEST

Presented by Dr Shahar Hameiri and Dr Andrew Phillips. They are contributors to Australia in World Affairs 2011-15, edited by Mark Beeson and Shahar Hameiri, Oxford University Press, 2016. Dr Hameiri will speak on the international environment in which Australia now finds itself. This is far more uncertain and complex than our policymakers had been accustomed to for several decades, especially due to the rise of China and to a host of ‘non-traditional’ security problems. Dr Phillips will discuss the historical interplay between nation-building at home and Australian foreign policy.

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 6pm to 7.30pm
Where: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

The twelfth volume in this definitive series on Australia’s foreign policy charts Australian foreign policymakers’ efforts to navigate an increasingly unpredictable international environment. This is a shifting environment in which established and long-held Australian conceptions of international politics appear to be challenged due to the rise of China and the intensification of a host of ‘non-traditional’ security concerns, such as Islamic State, climate change and, for some, irregular migration. It describes the years between 2011 and 2015, a period of considerable domestic political instability in which Australia had four prime ministers, two removed by their own parties, and three foreign ministers, as characterised by economic and security volatility, globally and regionally – ‘the old order is dying, the new struggling to be born’. The thematic chapters cover and analyse major developments in important areas of foreign policy and are written by some of the foremost experts working in Australia today. It is a valuable resource for specialists, students and interested readers alike, seeking to understand the forces shaping Australian foreign policy in our time.

About the speakers

Shahar Hameiri is Associate Professor of International Politics and Associate Director of the Graduate Centre in Governance and International Affairs, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland. He obtained his PhD at the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University. His most recent book, Governing Borderless Threats, co-authored with Lee Jones, was published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press.

Andrew Phillips is Associate Professor of International Relations and Strategy in the School of Political Science at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the historical evolution and contemporary transformation of international orders, with a particular focus on South and East Asia. He is the author (with J.C. Sharman) of International Order in Diversity: War, Trade and Rule in the Indian Ocean (Cambridge University Press), and War, Religion and Empire: The Transformation of International Orders (Cambridge University Press).

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Event Details

Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point

Date / Time
Tuesday 29th November 2016 6:00pm AEST

Australian Institute of International Affairs Queensland Branch

Registration Open
Tuesday 1st November 2016 11:35am AEST

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Tuesday 29th November 2016 3:00pm AEST

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