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29/May Wednesday
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2019 Asia Power Index launch (Singapore)

Global wealth and power are shifting eastwards, changing the way the world works politically and strategically. Join analysts from the Sydney-based Lowy Institute through a visual and analytical journey of the changing distribution of power in Asia. The event will mark the global launch of the 2019
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Start: 17:30 - End: 19:30
29/May Wednesday
Location: Sydney

Exporting the Great Firewall: Censorship and the Chinese internet

Through the course of Xi Jinping’s presidency, China has been working to shape an alternative version of the internet – one in which the party state asserts its cyber sovereignty through an extensive censorship apparatus. Many foreign news sources are blocked at the border, and
Location: Sydney
Start: 17:45 - End: 19:00
29/May Wednesday
Location: Melbourne

Aus–PNG Network social evening

Join us at the State Library of Victoria for our Aus–PNG Network Melbourne social evening. We’re hosting a panel with three experienced Pacific journalists – Caroline Tiriman, Mary-Louise O’Callaghan and Catherine Graue – on the challenges and opportunities of covering news in Australia’
Location: Melbourne
Start: 18:00 - End: 20:00
30/May Thursday
Location: Sydney

Remaking the Middle East: One year on

In Remaking the Middle East, Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow Anthony Bubalo argued that despite continuing turmoil in the region the future of the Middle East was not inevitably bleak. Amid the ferment the region has experienced over the past decade and a half he also pointed to ‘green shoots
Location: Sydney
Start: 12:30 - End: 13:45
5/Jun Wednesday
Location: Sydney

The foreign policy of Sir Robert Menzies

The foreign policy of Sir Robert Menzies, Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, has often been judged as beholden to Britain and the United States. Under Menzies, however, Australia took some steps towards a more independent role for Australia in foreign policy. Key initiatives include the
Location: Sydney
Start: 12:30 - End: 13:45
7/Jun Friday
Location: Sydney

The Putin factor and the politics of Russia

When Vladimir Putin was re-elected as Russian president in 2018, his position as the dominant personality of the post-Soviet era was enshrined. In his 15 years as president over two terms, he has established himself as the strongman of a resurgent great power. He has been unrelenting in the pursuit
Location: Sydney
Start: 12:30 - End: 13:45
12/Jun Wednesday
Location: Sydney

Encryption and citizenship-stripping legislation: Are Australia’s latest security laws necessary and proportionate?

Since September 11, Australia has enacted over 80 counterterrorism and national security laws. The laws are often controversial although usually passed quickly through Parliament. The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) reports on whether such laws
Location: Sydney
Start: 12:30 - End: 13:45

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