Conference Program

The conference will be held on Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July at the West Arts/ Old Arts building at the University of Melbourne Parkville.

Registration opens on Thursday 11 at 9:00 am to start at 9:30 am. Please make your way to the Atrium at Arts West to collect your name tag.

We will conclude the conference on Friday at 5:00 pm.

Conference Program Day 1 – 11 July

Conference Program Day 2 – 12 July

The Conference Dinner is on Thursday 11 July from 6:30pm onward at the Prince Alfred, 191 Grattan street, Carlton. Tickets are $40/pp.

Registrations are closed.

For more information on the venue and how to get there, please click here.

HDR and ECR Day – 10 July

As part of the DSAA 2024 Conference, we are organizing a pre-conference, in-person-only event on Wednesday, 10 July (afternoon), specifically designed for higher degree research students (HDRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

The objective of this event is to create a platform to foster engagement among academics, industry experts, HDRs and ECRs, providing an opportunity to exchange valuable knowledge and strategies for effectively navigating the post-study worlds of academic and industry work. This will also involve an opportunity for “coffee time” with industry experts.

The event is complimentary to HDR and ECR Members.

The program can be viewed here.

Welcome to our Keynote Speaker Bina D’Costa!

Bina D’Costa is an activist-scholar of global politics at home in classrooms and conflict zones alike. Bina studies wars and forced migration, children and young people’s protection in emergencies, conflict-related sexual violence and war crimes, human rights advocacy, and indigenous rights.

Bina is a Professor at the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Bina is currently an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and ARC Center of Excellence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (CEVAW) Lead for Migration and Trafficking. She is also a UN Special Procedures Mandate Holder in the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

Bina previously served as UNICEF’s senior migration and displacement specialist leading its research program at the Office of Research and helped to build UNICEF’s global migration and displacement research agenda. She led research-led policy advocacy in the Horn of Africa, Jordan, Lebanon, EU responses to European Refugee Emergency, and served in the 2017 UN Rohingya Emergency First Response Mission in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She has provided inputs and technical advice to witness protection and victim support mechanisms at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh, and various civil society justice initiatives in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

She has published many essays and seven books, including Nationbuilding, Gender and War Crimes in South Asia and Children and the Politics of Violence. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award (Peace Studies), University of Notre Dame, United States in 2020 and the Ann Tickner Award from the International Studies Association (ISA) in 2022.