9th Biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Monday 7 – Friday 11 December 2020
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

OCIS 2020 Conference Program

We are excited and pleased to announce that we have over 90 accepted panels for OCIS 2020.  In addition to a host of exciting panels and roundtables, OCIS 2020 will provide a virtual venue for the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Women Mentoring Workshop, the Early Career Researcher Roundtable and First Books Reception, our Distinguished Scholars’ Roundtable, the inaugural Oceania Book Prize for the best book on international studies, the inaugural Best Paper Prize for PhD students, the screening of an award-winning film, and opening and closing Keynote lectures.

Note: The Oceania Book Prize and PhD Paper Prize will be announced as part of the Closing Keynote Address on Friday 11 December, 3pm AEDT

Click here for the Conference Program


Registration Fees for online conference

  • Student Fee: AUD $22 (including GST)
  • Standard Fee: AUD $45 (including GST)

The registration portal will continue to be open ONLY for non-speakers (ie for those who would like to attend the Conference).
Click here to access the registration portal.



Please email: OCIS2020@anu.edu.au


Deputy Chair
Professor Evelyn Goh

Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies,
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs,
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she is also Research Director of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. Her research areas include international relations theory, East Asian security and politics, and diplomatic history. She is co-Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations book series and Convenor of the Graduate Research and Development Network on Asian Security.

Professor Toni Erskine

Director, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs,
Professor of International Politics,
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Toni Erskine is Professor of International Politics and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. She is also Editor of International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge.

Deputy Chair
Professor Ben Goldsmith

Professor of International Relations,
School of Politics and International Relations,
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Benjamin E. Goldsmith is a Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. His research is in the areas of international conflict, international public opinion, and atrocity forecasting. He is a founding member of the executives of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science and the Pacific International Politics Conference, a member of the Asian Political Methodology Meeting executive and an editor of the Japanese Journal of Political Science.

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