International relations and diplomacy

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the ANU.

Former Japan PM moved and shocked by words of Indigenous Australians

Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has revealed at an ANU public lecture that he was left moved and shocked by words spoken to him by traditional Indigenous land owners.


The state of Iraq

ANU experts have commented on the latest developments in Iraq and US President Barack Obama’s decision to authorise air strikes against Islamic State.


Australia’s Islamic leadership missing in action

New research questions whether Australia’s Islamic clerical leaders are doing enough to deter Australian jihadists from joining conflicts overseas.

Boat people

Word watch – boat people

What’s in a name? In the latest edition of ANU Reporter magazine Australian National Dictionary editor Amanda Laugesen uncovers the language choices and phases behind the asylum seeker debate. Download our free ANU Reporter tablet app to read this story, and more. Each new edition will automatically download to your Newsstand. Don’t have a tablet? Subscribe […]

Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull at the 2014 China Update. Photo by David Paterson, ANU.

2014 China Update a success

Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull joined many of the world’s leading experts on China at the Australian National University (ANU) 2014 China Update.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets ANU students Sigourney  Irvine (L), Akira Kinefuchi and Catherine Hallett (R).

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits ANU

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited The Australian National University, in recognition of the University’s long-standing and growing links with Japan.

Former US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell speaks at the Crawford Australian Leadership Forum.

ANU Crawford forum brings experts together to discuss global issues

Experts from around the world have come together at the Australian National University to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the world.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Vice-Chancellor Ian Young AO, at the opening of the Arab World, Iran and Major Powers Conference.

Foreign Minister opens Middle East conference

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has opened an ANU conference on the Middle East, using her speech to express concern about the recent violence in Iraq and Syria.

New Colombo Plan scholars Rebecca Wardill (left) and Emma Roberts. Photo by Stuart Hay

Three ANU students win scholarships in New Colombo Plan

Three ANU students will have life-changing opportunities in Asia after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced they had been awarded scholarships in the pilot program of the New Colombo Plan.

Photo by Stuart Hay

Minister opens State of the Pacific Conference

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has opened the State of the Pacific Conference, using her speech to urge more private investment to drive economic growth in the region, and more work to empower women.

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