Forthcoming Asia Research Centre Public Seminars

Seminars are free. All are Welcome. Spaces will be limited due to the constraints of the venues.

Please contact Sia Kozlowski at if you would like to be advised of upcoming events.









2018 events

  • 5 November, Ms Clare Rewcstle Brown, fromer British television reporter and founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report and radio Free Sarawak speaking on The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose
  • 21 September, Professor Mely Caballero Anthony, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore speaking on Providing Security in Times of
  • 10 September, Mr Peter Mattis, Fellow with the Jamestown Foundation, speaking on Chinese Intelligence and the Challenge of Global Reach
  • 15 August panel discussion by Dr Jeffrey Wilson, Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University and Professor James Laurenceson,
    Australia-China Relations Institute at the University of Technology, Sydney, speaking on Australian participation in China's regional
    infrastructure initiatives
  • 22 June seminar by Professor Khoo Boo Teik, Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, speaking on Mahathir Mohamad at Malaysia’s 14th General Election
  • 12 April seminar by Professor James Chin, University of Tasmania, speaking on Malaysia's 14th General Elections (GE14): How to
    (really) steal an election
  • 22 March seminar by Dr. Lee Morgenbesser, Griffith University, speaking on The Quality of Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

2017 events

  • 20 November seminar by Dr Shanthie Mariet D'Souza, Visiting Research Associate at the School of Business & Governance, Murdoch University, Founder and President of Mantraya, Goa, India speaking on International intervention and paradox of "peace and stability" in Afghanistan.
  • 20 October seminar by Professor Baogang He, Deakin University, speaking on The Domestic Politics of One Belt, One Road: The Authoritarian Investment Model.
  • 17 October seminar by Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray, Visiting Professor, and ICCR Chair India Studies at Murdoch University speaking on From local to global: Changing contours of Jihadis aspirations in Asia Pacific.
  • 19 September seminar by Professor Go Ito, Meiji University, Tokyo, speaking on Australia, Japan, and the Future of Asia.
  • 1 June seminar by Dr Arnold Puyok, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, speaking on Regional Dynamics in Malaysia's Electoral Politics.
  • 27 April panel discussion by Dr Ian Wilson, Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University and Dr Marcus Mietzner, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, speaking on Jakarta Gubernatorial Elections: outcomes and implications.
  • 7 April seminar by Dr Bjorn Dressel, Australian National University, speaking on Navigating Law, Politics and Informality: A Study of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1986-2015.
  • 16 March seminar by Professor Jacqui True, Monash University, speaking on The Political Economy of Women's Post-Conflict Participation.
  • 23 February public panel discussion by Dr Jeffrey Wilson, Research Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya, Professor of Politics and Internatonal Studies and a Fellow of the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University, and Professor Baogang He, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in International Relations at Deakin University speaking on Trump Shock and the Indo-Pacific: Implications for our Region. In collaboration between the Perth USAsia Centre and the Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia.

2016 events

  • 30 November seminar by Professor Michael Sturma, Murdoch University and Mr Hiroyuki Shindo, National Instititue of Defence Studies, Tokyo, speaking on Convoy HI-72: Toward an Australian – Japanese Collaborative Naval History.
  • 17 November seminar by Professor Stephen Smith, UWA Winthrop Professor of Inernational Law on Election aftermath: What the US Election means for Australia-Indonesia relations. In collaboration with the Perth USAsia Centre, Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and the Indonesia Institute.
  • 3 October seminar by Dr Daniel Twining, Director and Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States, speaking on Whose Century? America, China, and the Future of Global Power. In collaboration with the Perth USAsia Centre.
  • 27 September seminar by Associate Professor Dan Slater, University of Chicago, speaking on Democracy through Strength: Asia's Development and Democratization.
  • 26 August seminar by Professor Motohiro Kurokawa (currently Visiting Professor at the Asia Research Centre) speaking on Economic Development & Design: the Contribution of Creative Industry in Developing Economies.
  • 15 June seminar by Zunar, Malaysian Political Cartoonist speaking on To Fight Through Cartoons.
  • 31 May seminar by Professor Greg Bankoff, University of Hull, UK, speaking on What happened to the Second World? The Challenges of Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction in Kazakhstan
  • 12 May seminar by Professor Mark Thompson, City University of Hong Kong, speaking on Democracy and its discontents in Southeast Asia.
  • 22 April seminar by Sidney Jones, Director, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict and Navhat Nuraniyah, Associate Research Fellow, CENS, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, speaking on The Challenges of Confronting ISIS in Indonesia.
  • 21 April seminar by Dr Wong Chin Huat, Fellow and Head, Political and Social Analysis Department, Penang Institute, speaking on Najib Razak’s Resilience and Malaysia’s Collective Action Problems.
  • 8 March seminar by Professor Benjamin Reilly, Dean, Sir Walter Murdoch School, Murdoch University, speaking on The Region that Ate Theory: Modernization and Democratization in East Asia.