The Trump Foreign Policy Revolution That Will Not BeThe Outlook for Australia-UK RelationsImpending Change in Indonesia? The Politics and Consequences of Jakarta’s Gubernatorial ElectionThe French Presidential Elections and the New World of European PoliticsIs Globalisation in Retreat?Why War in Africa is Different

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    The Trump Foreign Policy Revolution That Will Not Be

    Date Wed, 29 Mar 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location AIIA Victoria, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, 3002

    Speaker: Associate Professor Timothy J. Lynch, University of Melbourne

    President Donald Trump has long held strident views on US foreign policy. This was particularly true of the positions he took in the 2016 election campaign. He vowed to stand up to China on trade, to crush ISIS, to repair the relationship with Russia, to make allies of the United States pay their share, and...

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  • Downer pic

    The Outlook for Australia-UK Relations

    Date Fri, 31 Mar 2017
    Time 17:30 – 19:00
    Location AIIA Victoria, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, 3002

    Speaker: The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

    As the UK prepares to trigger Article 50 to start its exit from the European Union, AIIA Victoria is honoured to welcome The Hon Alexander Downer AC to give his views on the relationship between Australia and the UK, and the outlook for the future.

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  • Ahok

    Impending Change in Indonesia? The Politics and Consequences of Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election

    Date Wed, 05 Apr 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location AIIA Victoria, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, 3002

    Speaker: Helen Brown, Managing Director, Bisnis Asia (former ABC Foreign Correspondent)

    Are the winds of change gathering to blow through Indonesia? From national to local levels, Indonesia faces changes and turbulence. This year’s Governor's election has become an intense manoeuvring ground for Indonesia’s traditional political elites as they position themselves for their long-term ambitions to the highest office. It’s not just a battle to become the...

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  • French election

    The French Presidential Elections and the New World of European Politics

    Date Tue, 11 Apr 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location AIIA Victoria, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, 3002

    Speaker:  Dr. Natalie J. Doyle, Monash University

    The French Presidential elections come second in this year’s European “trifecta”; after the Dutch and before the Germans. Together, these elections have serious implications for the future of the European Union and of European relations with the rest of the world.

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  • Globalisation

    Is Globalisation in Retreat?

    Date Wed, 12 Apr 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location AIIA Victoria, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, 3002

    Speaker:  Associate Professor Paul Battersby, RMIT University

    The rise of populism across the world – from the UK Brexit decision to the election of President Donald Trump – has led many to believe that we are now entering an era of de-globalisation. Nation-states are stepping back from a commitment to free trade; restraints on immigration are toughening, and heightened sensitivity to cyberespionage,...

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  • War africa

    Why War in Africa is Different

    Date Thu, 27 Apr 2017
    Time 18:00 – 19:30
    Location AIIA Victoria, Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, 3002

    Speaker:  Richard Iron CMG OBE

    We are now well used to war in the Middle East and South-West Asia. Despite the complexities of Islamist extremism, there has been much in-depth analysis and practical experience gained of conflict in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan; we think we largely understand it.

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