Past events

Plane
23
Jul
2019

The Pacific step-up: Will it work and what happens if not?

James Gilling, Hugh White, Katerina Teaiwa, and Graeme Smith

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly put Pacific affairs at the centre of his foreign policy. But is his embrace of the “Pacific family...

17
Jul
2019

Ripples of Change in Grassroots Women Organising in Papua New Guinea: A Personal Perspective.

Sarah Garap

In this presentation Sarah Garap will reflect on her personal journey from grassroots activism to academia, drawing upon more than 30 years of active citizenship in the areas of human rights,...

25
Jun
2019

Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) 2019 Conference

Various

‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’University of New Caledonia, Nouméa, 25-27 June 2019

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs...

06
Jun
2019

Workshop: How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’? The changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands

Collin Beck (Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade), Ewen McDonald (Head of the Office of the Pacific, DFAT), Margaret Keen (ANU), Tess Newton Cain (UQ), Anna Powles (Massey University), Patrick Kaiku (UPNG), Fulori Manoa (University of the South Pacific), Steve Ratuva (University of Canterbury), Sandra Tarte (University of the South Pacific), Bernard Yegiora (Divine Word), Wesley Morgan (University of the South Pacific), Richard Balkonan Olul (Department of Foreign Affairs, Vanuatu), George Carter (ANU), and more...

In the 2013 Defence White Paper the Australian government identified its zone of strategic interest as the Indo-Pacific, which it described as ‘connecting the Indian and Pacific Oceans through...

03
Jun
2019

Australia-China-Pacific Research Network Workshop

Various Speakers

The establishment of a new network of analysts and academics from universities and research institutes in Australia, China and Pacific Island countries working on Pacific affairs will be discussed...

09
May
2019

The use of foreign judges on courts of constitutional jurisdiction in Pacific island states

Anna Dziedzic

The global norm is that, by law or by practice, judges will be citizens of the state they serve. Yet, in Pacific island states foreign judges regularly sit on the highest domestic courts and...

03
May
2019

Distinguished Guest Seminar: Professor Andrew J. Strathern & Professor Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern)

Professor Andrew J. Strathern & Professor Pamela J. Stewart (Strathern)

DPA is honored to host a late-notice seminar with leading University of Pittsburgh-based anthropologists Andrew J. Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart, on the subject of Current Arenas of Research:...

Postgraduate Information Evening
04
Apr
2019

Postgraduate Information Evening

Program convenors, top academics, students and alumni, program coordinators

Acton Theatre, JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching on the world’s most dynamic region....

08
Mar
2019

International Women's Day event: Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

Honourable Alofa Tuuau, Dr Transform Aqorau, Sarah Garap, Kerryn Baker (Convenor)

The Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to a special 2019 International Women’s Day Pacific Leadership...

04
Mar
2019

Property, State Land and Lisan: Reassembling the Land & State in Post-Independence Timor-Leste

Meabh Cryan

This is a pre-submission seminar by DPA PhD candidate Meabh Cryan where she talks about her thesis.

‘Our land is our body, we will not sell it because if we sold it we would all die’...

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