Past events

07
Oct
2014

The Fallacies of €˜State-Building' in Solomon Islands

Jon Fraenkel

The 2003-13 Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is widely depicted as an ambitious €˜state-building' project in the mould of interventions in Bosnia, Iraq, East Timor and Kosovo...

30
Sep
2014

The winds of change: evolution and flux in intellectual property rights models at global and local levels

Miranda Forsyth

This seminar will examine the current debates and stimulants for change around intellectual property rights models at both a global level and at local and regional levels in the Pacific islands...

25
Sep
2014

Working with Legal Pluralism in the Francophone & Anglophone Pacific Islands

Various Speakers

Legal pluralism, by which we mean the simultaneous existence of several different legal orders in the same territory, is a reality in many parts of the world including in the Pacific island...

23
Sep
2014

The Monarchy and the Constitution: Tonga's Achievements in Political Reform

Dr Guy Powles

The Kingdom of Tonga, which possesses one of the oldest extant constitutions in the world, decided four years ago to make amendments to it that are the most significant in its history. The Monarch...

18
Sep
2014

Timor-Leste After Xanana Gusmão: Challenges for Succession

Cillian Nolan

Xanana Gusmão, Timor-Leste's prime minister and former rebel leader, recently cancelled plans to step down early from his post, announcing instead plans to reshuffle the government's 55-member...

17
Sep
2014

Tep Tok, Reading Between Our Lines

Julia Gray

For many Pacific Islander's, a tattoo is a marker of one's cultural identity - a reminder of one's heritage and a visual story to carry on their skin. The art of tattooing has travelled the world...

16
Sep
2014

Reflections: 39 Years of Sovereign Statehood in Papua New Guinea

Charles Lepani

A Public Lecture to celebrate the 39th anniversary of Independence for Papua New Guinea delivered by His Excellency Charles Lepani, Papua New Guinea's High Commissioner to Australia.

The...

02
Sep
2014

Bainimarama and the Methodist Churches

Christine Weir

Since 2006 the relationship between the Methodist Church of Fiji and the Bainimarama regime has been variously tense, acrimonious and downright hostile, with Church Conferences cancelled by the...

26
Aug
2014

Power from people, power over land: the problem of traditional authority in Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Thiago Oppermann

The Austronesian societies of North Bougainville and Buka are distinctive for possessing especially well developed institutions of ascribed, hereditary leadership. The array of powers at the...

20
Aug
2014

SSGM Joint Book Launch - The Boy from Boort: Remembering Hank Nelson & Australians in Papua New Guinea, 1960-1975

The Boy from Boort: Remembering Hank Nelson

Edited by Bill Gammage, Brij V Lal and Gavan Daws

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