Past events

19
Nov
2018

From Silent to Salient: Re-engaging Local Stories of Chuukese Women

Myjolynne Kim

Chuukese history is an area that continues to be underdeveloped, and the limited written history is largely focused on the colonial presence in the islands. This colonial history, however, is...

14
Nov
2018

When Things Get Personal: Politics and Democracy in Small States

Wouter Veenendaal

In this seminar, Wouter Veenendaal will present the main findings of his newly published book Democracy in Small States: Persisting Against All Odds (OUP; co-authored with Prof. Jack Corbett)....

13
Nov
2018

Papua New Guinea and the Belt and Road Initiative: the road to ruins or riches

Sarah O’Dowd

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the second Pacific nation to join China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) infrastructure program. Given the concerns sparked by the two countries’ deepening...

polynesia
06
Nov
2018

Looking at the Sky, Listening to the Sea: Customary Environmental Knowledge, Climate Change in the Pacific and Connections of Atmosphere, Oceans, Species and People

Chels Marshall

The Pacific Ocean is the largest single geographic feature on our planet. It represents half of the world’s oceanic area, occupies one-third of the earth’s surface and helps support hundreds of...

26
Oct
2018

Hollywood in the Pacific: Sustainable film and television industry in the Pacific

Eliorah Malifa

In 2016, the Pacific Community (formerly Secretariat of the Pacific Community or SPC), with funding from the Commonwealth Foundation released a scoping report entitled ‘Cinema Pasifika: Developing...

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...

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