Past events

Bob Breen
12
Oct
2018

What we know and where to go: lessons from partnering for peace in the Pacific Islands and a way forward

Bob Breen OAM, Associate Professor of Strategic Studies, Deakin University

Volume V of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations explores the Australian government’s efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from...

10
Sep
2018

State of the Pacific 2018

Multiple

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research...

09
Aug
2018

Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner organisations

This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration...

Book launch seminar: Resource Extraction and Contentious States: Mining and the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands
17
Jul
2018

Book launch seminar: Resource Extraction and Contentious States: Mining and the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands

Professor Mathew Allen

Addressing the strong association in Melanesia between extractive resource industries and a spectrum of violence ranging from interpersonal to collective forms, this book questions whether islands...

16
Jul
2018

Bougainville, Solomon Islands and the Limits and Possibilities of Transitional Justice

David Oakeshott

This seminar synthesises the major findings from David’s PhD project on the contribution of schooling to the transitional justice processes of Bougainville and Solomon Islands. The Asia-Pacific...

president daniel goa
10
Jul
2018

New Caledonia’s referendum and the struggle of the Kanak people

Daniel Goa, Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS), New Caledonia

Since its founding in 1984, the Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) in New Caledonia has been campaigning for independence from France. Under the 20-year transition...

19
Jun
2018

French colonialism and “shared sovereignty” in the Pacific

Nic Maclellan

New Caledonia and French Polynesia joined the Pacific Islands Forum as full members in 2016, and Wallis and Futuna is currently seeking to upgrade its membership from observer status. The presence...

Hon Rick Houenipwela
13
Jun
2018

Solomon Islands and Australia: Where to from here? Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

Hon Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, will deliver a speech at the Australian National University. The Prime...

16
May
2018

Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development

Prof Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia & the Pacific at ANU and Joanne Wallis, Senior Lecturer, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), ANU

Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development engages with the possibilities and pitfalls of the increasingly popular notion of hybridity. The hybridity concept has been embraced by...

23
Apr
2018

Conflicts over Money: Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Risk of Violence in Melanesia

Professor Richard Eves

It is often believed that improving opportunities for women to earn income would result in improved status for them particularly in relation to men, the theory being that having an income or an...

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