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Rethinking Governance in an Era of Global Insecurities

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Melbourne Business School

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Rethinking Governance in an Era of Global Insecurities, Regional Tensions and Rising Nationalism

There is a sense of crisis in international affairs at present. Globalisation is in crisis and generates crisis. Nationalism is on the rise, especially in extreme forms. Many observers are seeking solution in alternatives to global bodies and national solutions - in regional governance. Yet the European Union, often regarded as the pre-eminent regional body is perceived as not only being in crisis but on the verge of disintegration. At the same time, regional bodies such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been seeking to deepen regional cooperation, while also experiencing major challenges. Emerging powers and shifting power dynamics of the US and China suggest greater complexity in tackling global challenges. The uncertainty following the election of Donald Trump and rising populism all point to insecurities at global, regional and national levels.

In the face of a strategic shift in the balance of power in international relations, might regional cooperation provide a means to manage global challenges? How might territorial disputes, nationalism, Brexit, the refugee crisis, a US 'retreat' under Trump, the rise of China and populism be tackled? These and other issues will be examined at this international conference. The conference is open to academics, policy makers and practitioners and to interested members of the public.

We have an excellent line-up of keynote speakers including:

  • Professor Sandra Lavenex, University of Geneva, on ‘EU asylum policy as organized hypocrisy’
  • Professor Penelope Mathew, Griffith Univeristy, on ‘Regionalism as a stepping stone to the global compact for refugees’.
  • Her Excellency Ms Menna Rawlings British High Commissioner to Australia, on ‘Brexit and Beyond’
  • Professor See Seng Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, on ‘Reinventing ASEAN’

Conference panels include:

  • Brexit and Beyond
  • Asian regionalism and the US alliance in an era of US-China Rivalry
  • Europe and Asia: Linkages
  • EU-Australia Relations – expert panel
  • Regional Governance of Refugee Issues
  • Crisis, Populism and the Politics of Fear
  • Refugees and Responsibility
  • Security, instability and conflict
  • EU-Australia Relations: Perspectives from Australian and the EU actors
  • Security, instability and conflict
  • The resurgence of nationalism
  • The EU and Sustainable Development in the Asia Pacific

Your registration also includes admission to the public lecture 'The New Global Disorder and the Rise of Despotism' by Prof John Keane, University of Sydney on Monday 17 July from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

Early bird registration extended to 15 May

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Melbourne Business School

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200 Leicester Street

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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