Global Leadership Series

25 July, 2012 - 17:45 to 20:15
ICTE Auditorium, Level 2 Sir Llew Edwards Building #14, Cnr Campbell Rd & University Dr, UQ St Lucia Campus

The origins and purpose of warfare dominates the agendas of governments as well as featuring prominently in the academic study of international politics. While state-based institutions such as the United Nations were built to prevent large-scale conflict between states, this traditional model of governance is increasingly at odds with the changing nature of warfare. Contemporary conflicts - from Iraq to Libya, Darfur to Afghanistan, Mexico to Palestine - largely involve different actors (beyond the state), are frequently driven by different considerations (beyond the national interest), and take different forms (beyond organised violence). This panel brings together leading scholars on international security who will speak to different aspects of the phenomena of 'new wars' and the political and conceptual challenges that need to be overcome if academics and policy-makers are to prevent, or effectively respond to, the problem of large-scale violence in our globalised world.

UQ: Professor Tim Dunne, Dr Andrew Phillips, Dr Sebastian Kaempf, Associate Professor Kath Gebler

Speakers

Professor Tim Dunne - Professor, The University of Queensland  
Dr Andrew Phillips  - Senior Lecturer, The University of Queensland
Dr Sebastian Kaempf - Lecturer, The University of Queensland Associate
Professor Kath Gebler - Associate Professor, The University of Queensland

For more information and to register for this event please visit the Global Leadership Series webpage

Contact: Sandy Squire 07 3346 6166, email s.squire@uq.edu.au