Professor Mary Kaldor will introduce the concept of global security cultures in order to explain why we get stuck in certain ways of doing security. She argues that, in contrast to the Cold War period when there was one dominant security culture based on military forces and states, nowadays there are several competing cultures including Geopolitics, New Wars, the Liberal Peace and the War on Terror. She will discuss the contradictions, dilemmas and experiments that might open up alternative pathways.
This event was held at the University of Sydney on Wednesday 28 March 2018.
Thursday 22 March
This event brings two leading scholars to discuss their new books and the power of populist authoritarianism.
Wednesday 11 April
Do we need to reframe our approach to tafficking in order to achieve justice for the world's most vulnerable?
Tuesday 17 April
A close look at the false 'friends' of democracy - the technocrats wedded to expert procedures; demagogues who make glib appeals to 'the people', and media platforms bent on turning politics into a sensational spectator sport.