The prolonged and unprecedented Samoa Elections 2021

DPA Seminar Series

Event details

SSGM Seminar Series

Date & time

Thursday 20 May 2021
11am–12pm

Venue

Online Zoom event
Link to be sent a day before the event

Speaker

Various Speakers

Contacts

DPA

PLEASE NOTE: Due to high demand, this event will be held as an online-only Zoom webinar

After a month of political and judicial uncertainties from a deadlock general election, Samoa’s Head of State declared that the country returns to the polls on 21 May 2021. A day before the intended second general election (may or may not) takes place, this seminar brings together scholars from Apia, Auckland and Canberra to discuss the factors that led to the election stalemate. Moreover, it details the unprecedented process thereafter with a focus on the role of political campaigns, the Samoan diaspora, social media, gender quota, women leaders, and implications for Pacific regionalism and Australia. The unprecedented elections continue…

Speakers

Sau’ia Dr Louise Mata’ia-Milo
National University of Samoa (Dean of the Faculty of Arts)

Dr Asenati Liki-Chan Tung
Sustineo Pty Limited

Dr Kerryn Baker
Australian National University

Dr Roannie Ng Shiu
Australian National University

Eliorah Malifa
Australian National University

Salā Dr George Carter
Australian National University

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