Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow / ARC DECRA Fellow, RMIT University
Public lectures, invited talks and conference presentations
“Protecting through Policing”, Policy forum, IPI, New York, 13 February 2020 [Video]
“On peacekeeping transitions and more police-centric mission concepts”, Briefing, Bureau of International Organisation Affairs & Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs, US Department of State, Washington, DC, 10 February 2020.
Keynote presentation, ISA-UN Academic Impact workshop on “people-centred peace operations”, UN Secretariat, 4 February 2020.
“Looking forwards to Protection of Civilians in 2021”, Expert Reflection on Priorities for the 2021 Peacekeeping Ministerial, IPI, New York, 12 December 2019.
“Protection of Civilians in Peace Operations at Twenty”, QUINS Annual Policy Forum, Canadian Permanent Mission to the UN, New York, 25 November 2019.
“Restorative and locally emplaced forms of transitional justice” Guest Lecture, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia Uni, New York, 16 November 2019.
“A research agenda for preventing violent conflict”, UNU-CPR Seminar, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, New York, 15 November 2019.
“Reflections on the new DPO POC Policy”, Protection of civilians in the context of Peace Operations: Translating UN policies into national frameworks, Workshop co-hosted by International Peace Institute (IPI), the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of the University of Leiden (ISGA), the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University (ISPK), the Global Governance Institute (GGI), and the Federal Ministry of Defense of Germany, New York, 12 November 2019.
“Strengthening Peacekeeping and Sustaining Peace”, Peacekeeping in Africa: Fostering Partnership and Synergies”, Conference hosted by Permanent Missions to the UN of Ghana, the UK and Norway with KAIPTC, IPI, and Wilton Park, UN ECOSOC Chamber, 12 November 2019 [Video].
“Protection of Civilians by UN Police”, Invited speaker, UN Police Week, Police Division, UN Secretariat, New York, 7 November 2019.
“A National Framework for Protection of Civilians: The Role of Defence?” Briefing, Department of Defence and Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, University of Melbourne Law School, Canberra, 4 June 2019.
“Protection of Civilians in UN Peace Operations: Progress, Problems and Prospects”, Public Lecture, Australian Institute for International Affairs-Victoria, 29 May 2019 [Video].
“The Future of UN Peace Operations”, Keynote Address, Annual Peace Operations Seminar, Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC), Australian Defence College, Canberra, 8 April 2019.
“The World’s Youngest (Failed) State: Interrogating Visions of Statehood in South Sudan”, Research Seminar, Centre for Grand Strategy, War Studies Department, King’s College London, 30 November 2018 (with Adam Day)
“United Nations Peace Operations in Uncertain Times: Managing Conflict and Protecting Civilians”, International Political Science Association Annual Convention, Brisbane, Australia, 23-26 July 2018
“Stabilisation at the expense of peacebuilding in UN peace operations: More than just a phase?”, Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Brisbane, Australia, July 2018
“Whither UN Peacekeeping”, Keynote Address, Annual Peace Operations Seminar, Peace Operations Training Centre (POTC), Australian Military Academy, Canberra, 19 March 2018
“Protecting Civilians in Stabilisation Missions: The UN in Mali”, Informal Dialogue on the Future of UN peace operations, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, Tokyo, Japan, 12-14 March 2018
“Challenges of UN Peace Operations”, Australian Command & Staff College, Canberra, Australia, 24 November 2017
“Social resilience in the face of political volatility and threat: Lessons from the Global South”, Global Frictions Seminar Series, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, 16 November 2017
“Stabilising, resolving, or transforming? Stability in the UN peacekeeping context” British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference, Brighton, UK, 14-16 June 2017 (with Curran, D.)
“Stabilisation and Peacebuilding in UN Peace Operations”, European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS), Cardiff, UK, 7-10 June 2017 (with Curran, D.)
“Measuring the Impact of UN Peace Operations”, NUPI Seminar on Researching the Effectiveness of Peace Operations, Oslo, Norway, 31 May-1 June 2017
“UN Peacekeeping: At an Inflection Point”, Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA), Melbourne, 23 May 2017 [Audio]
“Complexities of Peace and War: Assessing The ‘Complexity Turn’ in Global Security Governance”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, USA, 22-25 February 2017.
“Unintended Consequences of the Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, USA, 22-25 February 2017.
“Doing Statebuilding Better?”, Global Frictions Seminar Series, Centre for Global Research, RMIT University, 25 August 2016
“Beyond the Binaries: Hybridity and Symbiotic Relationality”, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Australia, 4-6 July 2016
“The Use of Force by Peacekeepers for Civilian Protection: Trends and Externalities”, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, Australia, 4-6 July 2016
“Unintended Consequences of the ‘Robust Turn’ in UN Peacekeeping”, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia, 9 May 2016.
“21st Century UN Peace Operations: civilian protection, use of force and stabilization”, Pan-European Conference in International Studies (EISA), Sicily, Italy, 22-26 September 2015.
“Complex Social Systems and Peace Formation: Implications for peacebuilding policy and practice”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, 17-21 February 2015.
“Variables and Vectors of Normative Behaviour in Complex International Society: Rising Powers and the Responsibility to Protect”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, USA, 17-21 February 2015.
“Multilayered governance in West Africa: Revealing the nature of state-nonstate relational and emergent social order”, Annual Conference of the International Association for Peace and Conflict, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester, 11-12 September 2014.
“Symbiosis and relational governance in conflict-affected states”, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Melbourne, 9-11 July 2014.
“‘All Necessary Means to Protect Civilians’: The Co-evolution of R2P and Civilian Protection in UN Peace Operations”, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Melbourne, 9-11 July 2014.
“The Drivers and Direction of Change in Emerging Powers’ Normative Behaviour”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, 26-29 March 2014.
“Predatory, Parasitic or Symbiotic Relations? Revealing Relationships Between State and Non-State Providers of Security and Justice in West Africa”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, 26-29 March 2014.
“Contemporary Peace and Conflict in Africa”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, USA, 3-6 April 2013.
“More Blue, Less Green: The Rise of Policing in UN Peace Operations”, Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA), Brisbane, 13 November 2012
“Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted: Monitoring and Evaluating The Impact of Police In Peace Operations”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, Canada, 16-19 March 2011.
“The Responsibility to Protect and Peace Operations: Mutually reinforcing or exclusive?” British International Studies Association Annual Conference, Leicester, UK, 14-16 December 2009.
“Integrating the Responsibility to Protect in Strategic Thinking for Peacekeeping: Opportunities and Challenges for Japan”, Future of Peace Operations Conference, National Institute for Defense Studies, Government of Japan, Tokyo, 2 December 2009
“Protection of Civilians and the Responsibility to Protect: Perspectives and Precedents in ASEAN”, International Studies Association Annual Convention, New York, USA, 15-18 February 2009.
“Aggregating Performance Assessments for Peacekeeping”, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Brisbane, 2-4 July 2008.