23 July

Should Putin be welcomed by G20?

ABC Radio PM

James Fallows

Despite the United Nations pursuing an investigation into the MH17 crash, diplomacy with Russia is not likely to get easier for the West. Visiting professor James Fallows says the United States is looking at what economic action is possible, including denying Russian president Vladimir Putin participation in the forthcoming G20 summit.


24–25 July 

Pop West: A symposium

University of Western Australia

Pop West

The Pop West symposium will host a series of panel papers and lectures on the issue of how political geographies are mediated by the popular imagination. The symposium offers a special triangulation of Australian, Chinese and American wests, suggesting that the west is a migrating geographic and cultural concept.

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23 July

United States welcomes Indonesia's Jokowi presidency

ABC Radio Australia


Centre CEO Bates Gill says the United States will welcome the resolution of the Indonesian presidential election and the victory of Joko Widodo.


31 August 

Appease Putin

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Appease Putin

Does the US have any choice but to accomodate Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionist action in the Crimean peninsula? Research associate Tom Switzer will debate this question with author and journalist Masha Gessen.

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Tom Switzer

Russia under pressure over MH17

Associate professor Brendon O'Connor says Russia is under great pressure to permit international access to the crash site of MH17, but it might find it difficult to exert control over rebel forces in Ukraine. Can the Obama adminstration respond rise to meet the foreign policy challenge?

Kathleen Burk

How "special" is the US–UK relationship?

Centre guest Kathleen Burk, the professor emerita of modern and contemporary history at University College London, discusses the shared history of the United States and the United Kingdom, beginning by considering whether the relationship should be considered a special one.

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