Events August 2017

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Aug
2017

Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Endowment Event

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Profressor John Blaxland and Mr David Akers

Please join us and the family of Clark Davis Ivins as we award the 2017 Clark Davis Ivins Memoral Prize for First Year Security Students

31
Aug
2017

The corrupt cannot fight corruption

Sam Koim, Former Chairman, Investigation Task-Force Sweep, Papua New Guinea.

Corruption is a pernicious societal disease that has devastating consequences that can cripple a nation. Although corruption has become a global challenge, its scale and prevalence in any country depend on how it is being addressed.

31
Aug
2017

The Corrupt Cannot Fight Corruption

Sam Koim, Former Chairman, Investigation Task-Force Sweep, Papua New Guinea.
In this seminar, the speaker will draw from the literature on experiences of anti-corruption agencies and his own experience as the former head of Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption Investigation Task-Force Sweep, to show how addressing police corrup
31
Aug
2017

China's War on the Past; Remembering Tiananmen in Xi Jinping's China

Louisa Lim
"History is the best textbook" is one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's favourite phrases, yet in recent years the Communist party have made efforts to tighten control over history. The struggle to control historical memory can be seen most recently in attempts to curb even private commemorations of the bloody crackdown of 1989 and silence public comment. Over time, the events of June 4 1989 have become more, not less, sensitive. By examining the example of an almost-forgotten crackdown in the city of Chengdu in 1989, we can see a case study of the state's ability to rewrite history.
31
Aug
2017

75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay

Emeritus Professor David Horner

A special War Studies Seminar remembering the 75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay. This special seminar coincides with the death of Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942.

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