Past events

26
May
2022

Contemporary trends in Pacific media and potential implications for society and governance

Dr. Shailendra Singh

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a hybrid event and will take place both in-person and online. Speaker: Dr. Shailendra Singh Head of journalism, University of the South Pacific.

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The China Alternative - edited by Graeme Smith and Terence Wesley-Smith
25
May
2022

The China Alternative - Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Various Speakers

PLEASE NOTE: This event is a hybrid event and will take place both, in-person as well as online.

Join us for the launch of The China Alternative: Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands (...

Leituala Kuiniselani Tago
04
May
2022

Reconceptualizing Security in the Pacific and the Boe Declaration

Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago

Speaker: Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago

Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago’s doctoral research seeks to reconceptualise security in the Pacific region towards shaping a regional security...

Eliorah Malifa
02
May
2022

Hollywood in the Pacific: Developing sustainable screen industry in the Pacific

Eliorah Malifa

Speaker: Eliorah Malifa PLEASE NOTE: This is a hybrid event and will take place in-person as well as on Zoom

Current global screen industry practices continuously take from the Pacific in a...

Mercy Masta
28
Apr
2022

Exploring Men’s Perspectives and Experiences of Masculinity, and prevention of violence in Papua New Guinea and Fiji

Mercy Masta

The dominant discourse on masculinity in the Pacific is that it is a problem which must be fixed. As a social problem, Pacific masculinity manifests in high rates of anti-social behaviour,...

Almah Tararia, PhD Candidate, DPA
10
Mar
2022

Women’s influence in decision-making in New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

Almah Tararia

This seminar is about women’s influence in local-level decision-making in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea. It presents research findings that examine how and from where women derive the authority...

10
Feb
2022

International politics and climate security in small island developing states

Athaulla Rasheed

Athaulla Rasheed’s doctoral research proposes to explore the impact of small island developing states (SIDS) in building international awareness about climate security. The research will...

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...

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