Presented by The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the University of Tasmania's Politics and International Relations program
- Professor Amin Saikal, University of Western Australia
- Dr Matt Killingsworth, University of Tasmania
- Moderated by Dr Catherine Goetze, University of Tasmania
Most discussions on the return of the Tabilan in Afghanistan deal with the effects of US Influence around the world and the “Was it worth it?” question. Yet the biggest consequences of the US withdrawal will probably be felt in the Muslim world and the Indo-Pacific region. In this webinar, two scholars will examine this issue in some depth and looks at the consequences from the perspective of the Indo-pacific region and Muslim world.
This event in held in memory of Prof Peter Boyce, AO. Prof Boyce was associated with the Politics and International Relations programme at the University of Tasmania and a past president of the AIIA (Tasmania)
About the Presenters
Distinguished Professor Amin Saikal is a specialist in the politics, history, political economy and international relations of the Middle East and Central Asia, and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (The Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, Cambridge University and the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in International Relations (1983-1988). In April 2006, he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the international community and to education, and as an author and adviser. In 2015 he was appointed to level of ANU Distinguished Professor, the highest level for a university academic. He had previously received the ANU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Contribution to the University in 2011. He is also a member of many national and international academic organisations, and the author of numerous works on the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia.
Dr Matt Killingsworth is Head of Politics and International Relations and a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Tasmania, where he researches the evolution of the modern laws of war, and International Criminal Justice. In 2013 he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and in 2014 was the recipient of a United States Department of State ‘Study of U.S. Institutes for Scholars’ grant. He is the Chair of the Tasmanian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee, and is a regular contributor to local and national media.
Dr Catherine Goetze is senior lecturer in International Relations in the discipline Politics and International Relations. Her current research “Family matters in world politics” specialises in feminist international relations and the sociology of world politics with a special focus on families. She is author of “The Distinction of Peace” (University of Michigan Press, 2017) on the sociology of international peacebuilders based on a research project on United Nations peacebuilding staff funded by the British Academy.