Women and Australian International Affairs

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Launch of Australian Journal of International Affairs special issue “Critical Analyses in Australian Foreign, Defence and Strategic Policy”

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Date:
Wednesday 03 June 2020 10:00 am until Wednesday 03 June 2020 12:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Asia
www.latrobe.edu.au/asia; asia@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Asia
Type of Event:
Forum/symposium; Launch; Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

This La Trobe Asia webinar launches the newly released Australian Journal of International Affairs special issue “Critical Analyses in Australian Foreign, Defence and Strategic Policy”, a collection of essays by early- to mid-career Australian women researchers that arose as a response to ongoing issues around women’s visibility and representation in Australian International Affairs.

Session One (10-11am):
Women in Australian International Affairs

What challenges face women's equitable participation in the discipline & vocation of International Relations, & what strategies and responses might help redress gender imbalances in the field?

This keynote panel will discuss the findings of the article “Women in Australian International Affairs”, written Dr Jasmine-Kim Westendorf and Dr Bec Strating of La Trobe Uni who co-edited the special issue.

Panel:
Dr Jasmine-Kim Westendorf, La Trobe U
Professor Sara Davies, Griffith U
Associate Professor Sarah Percy, Queensland U
Chair: Dr Bec Strating, La Trobe U

Session Two (11am-12pm)
Critical Analyses of Australian Foreign, Defence & Strategic Policy panel

This session (chaired by Jasmine-Kim Westendorf) presents the ground-breaking research of women scholars published in the Special Issue with time for questions after each short presentation.

Topic 1:
The politics of strategic narratives on regional order in the Indo-Pacific: Free, open, prosperous & inclusive?
Dr Monika Barthwal-Datta, UNSW & Dr Priya Chacko, Adelaide U

Topic 2:
Perceptions of terrorism in Australia: 1978 – 2019
Dr Danielle Chubb, Deakin U

Topic 3:
The Australian Foreign Policy White Paper, gender & conflict prevention: Ties that don’t bind
Dr Chris Agius, Swinburne U & Anu Mundkur, Flinders U

Topic 4:
The externalization of Australian refugee policy & the costs for queer asylum seekers & refugees
Dr Jaz Dawson, The Refugee Hub - Ottawa U

Topic 5:
Enabling authoritarianism in the Indo-Pacific: Australian exemptionalism
Dr Bec Strating

Please note that this event will be conducted online through the Zoom webinar platform.  You will receive all the details you need after registering.

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