Past events

Peter Connolly
15
Dec
2021

Statecraft on the Belt and Road: investigating China’s Grand Strategy in Melanesia

Pete Connolly

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious Chinese program to influence global affairs through geoeconomics. Since its inception in 2013, it has become fundamental to understanding China’s...

Theresa Meki
14
Dec
2021

‘Givim lo Aza' (Give it to the Mother): Oro women in the 2017 PNG National Elections

Theresa Meki

There has been an increasing number of women candidates standing in the elections in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the last twenty years. Nonetheless, the political culture and electoral setting are...

Media Freedom in the Pacific Panel members, Moderator and Convenor
13
Dec
2021

State of the Pacific 2021 - Media freedom in the Pacific: A COVID-19 era update

Various Speakers

An engaging discussion between practitioners and informed experts will consider the latest developments regarding media freedom in the Pacific region. Pacific Island countries have varying levels...

09
Dec
2021

Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

Various Speakers

The Australian National University and the Pacific Community (SPC) invite you to attend an online symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region on 9 December 2021.

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Photo - Private Security in Papua New Guinea: A Networked Approach, ACMC
02
Dec
2021

From Silos to Networks? The potential of PNG’s private sector industry to enhance public security

Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton

In response to concerns about the country’s internal security challenges and in line with global trends, Papua New Guinea’s private security industry has grown substantially over the past few...

Ursula Rakova, Fremden Yanhambath, Frances Namoumou and Elise Howard
01
Dec
2021

State of the Pacific 2021– Domestic politics of climate change

Ursula Rakova, Fremden Yanhambath, Frances Namoumou and Elise Howard

Pacific activists across a broad range of sectors have worked hard to capture the attention of a global audience on the risks and challenges that climate change presents to the Pacific Islands...

DPA PhD Candidate Jayden Evett
18
Nov
2021

Aotearoa in flux: Exploring the impact of national identity decolonisation on New Zealand–Pacific relations

Jayden Evett

Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced significant yet subtle change since the 1970s. Much of this change emerged from the Māori renaissance, the renewed cultural activism that challenged the...

16
Nov
2021

From Promise to Practice? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development in the Pacific

Philippa Louey

The blue economy has burst onto the global stage as the latest trend in ocean governance and management. Promoted as an agenda of sustainable ocean development, the blue economy promises to drive...

Anita Togolo
21
Oct
2021

An examination of the local business development program at the Ok Tedi mine, Papua New Guinea

Anita Togolo

Resource companies in Papua New Guinea (PNG) aim to develop landowner companies capable of meeting governance and compliance requirements, being commercially viable and generating benefits beyond...

Adelaide Tamaku is a health worker in the COVID-crisis unit in Tahiti (photo Suliane Favennec).
14
Oct
2021

Border control: the COVID-19 pandemic in French Polynesia

Nic Maclellan

There is growing attention to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other independent Pacific nations. But there has been little focus on French Polynesia, the country...

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