Event Date: April 1, 2011 - 1:00 pm Location: Social Sciences Building, 120 Universi
A talk by Andrew O’Neil, Griffith University, Australia, and James Manicom, Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada.
Presented by CIPS
Free. Registration not required. In English.
Before joining Griffith University in January 2010, Andrew was Associate Professor and Director of the Flinders International Asia Pacific Institute at Flinders University. Prior to taking up an academic position in 2000, Andrew worked as a strategic analyst with Australia’s Defence Intelligence Organisation as part of its North Asia and Global Issues branch. Between 2005 and 2007 he served on the Australian Foreign Minister’s National Consultative Committee for International Security Issues, and in 2007 he was a Visiting Professor at Hiroshima University. In 2009 Andrew was appointed editor-in-chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and is an ex officio member of the National Executive of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. He is presently Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Project examining Australia’s nuclear choices in the context of a rapidly evolving global nuclear marketplace, continuing weapons proliferation worldwide, and pressures resulting from climate change. He is also one of ten Chief Investigators attached to the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.
James completed his PhD at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia in October 2009. His dissertation examined maritime boundary disputes between China and Japan and was funded by the Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. He is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada. His research interests include Asian international relations and strategic studies, energy security, nationalism and territorial disputes; the latter three in particular as they relate to the Canadian Arctic. His published works have appeared in Pacific Affairs, The Pacific Review, and The Australian Journal of International Affairs. He sits on the executive of the Toronto Branch of the Canadian International Council.