This La Trobe Asia event 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:vWomen 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.
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: 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.
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 University
Perceptions of terrorism in Australia: 1978 – 2019
Dr Danielle Chubb, Deakin University
The Australian Foreign Policy White Paper, gender & conflict prevention: Ties that don’t bind
Dr Chris Agius, Swinburne U & Anu Mundkur, Flinders University
The externalization of Australian refugee policy & the costs for queer asylum seekers & refugees
Dr Jaz Dawson, The Refugee Hub - Ottawa University
Enabling authoritarianism in the Indo-Pacific: Australian exemptionalism
Dr Bec Strating
Held on 3 June, 2020