Past events

Join the Vice Chancellor for the third 'packed lunch' event
12.00PM to 1.00PM Vice-Chancellor's Packed Lunches
  • Professor Brian P. Schmidt

The Vice-Chancellor is regularly meeting with staff to discuss our community and better understand our campus. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the University, meet other colleagues and provide feedback on anything that may be impacting you.

Graduation reception
10.00AM to 12.00PM Graduation ceremony

Completing an award at ANU is a significant academic achievement and is rightly celebrated at the University's prestigious Conferring of Awards ceremonies. Conferring of Awards ceremonies are happy, inspiring events that have both formal and symbolic significance.

Paul Schiff Berman
12.30PM to 1.30PM Seminar
  • Paul Schiff Berman, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

In this era of populist revolt around the world, we need a full-throated defense of cosmopolitan pluralism: a scheme of governance that recognizes the importance of inter-locking networks of communication and cooperation, but also respect for local variation. 

Fernand de Varennes
6.00PM to 7.15PM CIPL Seminar
  • Dr Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues

It is sometimes forgotten that one of the premises of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is that it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law. 

26th Annual ANZSIL Conference
9.00AM to 1.00PM Conference
  • Vincent Bernard, editor in chief of the International Review of the Red Cross and head, ICRC Law and Policy Forum
  • Hon Robert French AC, former Chief Justice of Australia and Chancellor, University of Western Australia
  • Professor Campbell McLachlan QC, Victoria University of Wellington
  • Professor Anne Orford, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor; Michael D Kirby Professor of International Law; and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Yun Zhao, Head of Department of Law, University of Hong Kong

The international setting is transforming rapidly, with significant changes in the national political scene of many countries creating new challenges and opportunities for international law.

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9.00AM to 5.00PM Conference

The conference theme is drawn from Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, an iconic play that speaks to our times. They may not be ‘the best and worst of times’ but, we all live with great uncertainty, and in parts of the world, seemingly immutable enmities.

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9.00AM to 12.00PM Workshop
  • Rob Hanson, Senior Honorary Fellow, ANU 3A Institute

This is the first in a series of workshops examining the intersection of cyber physical systems and the law which includes topics on anti-trust, regulation, surveillance and autonomy. 

Tim Bonyhady
6.00PM to 8.00PM Lecture
  • Professor Tim Bonyhady, ANU College of Law

In 2015 Andrew Sayers painted Tim Bonyhady’s portrait, showing him on a Viennese chair, and gave the painting to him. For all their immersion in Australian art history, neither Andrew nor Tim realized there was a remarkable precursor to Tim’s portrait, painted in Melbourne more than 125 years before.

Timor-Leste update
8.30AM to 12.15PM Lecture
  • Professor Donald R Rothwell, ANU College of Law

Timor-Leste’s political impasse following the appointment of a minority government last year saw fresh elections held on 12 May, less than 10 months after the last parliamentary elections.

Reading group
4.00PM to 5.30PM Reading Group

This reading group, convened by author and philosopher of aesthetics Robyn Ferrell, now an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, will excavate the history of critical theory from Benjamin and Adorno, with a focus on theoretical work by leading figures in recent years and on contemporary issues of the most urgent importance. 


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