Past events

18
Jun
2014

2014 State of the Pacific Conference

Various Speakers; TBA

 About the Conference

View full conference website here: http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ssgm/state-pacific-2014

The second annual State of the Pacific conference, hosted by the State, Society and...

17
Jun
2014

Book Launch: Politics, Development and Security in Oceania

Mr James Batley; Mr David Hegarty

The chapters in this volume canvass political change and development across the Pacific Islands from a variety of perspectives, each contributing to the analysis of a region growing in complexity...

03
Jun
2014

Gender Norms in Transition- Conversations on Ideal Images with Women and Men in Fiji Islands

Priya Chattier

Abstract

There continues to be a great deal of debate about whether women's entry into paid work represents empowerment or exploitation. Far less attention has been paid to how men have responded...

27
May
2014

The elections in New Caledonia: precursor to self-determination?

Nic Maclellan and Anthony Regan

ABSTRACT

On 11 May, voters in New Caledonia went to the polls to elect representatives to three provincial assemblies (North, South and Loyalty Islands) and the local Congress. This year's...

20
May
2014

Developing indicators of gender equity in Pacific economies: working from the bottom up

Katerine Gibson, Michelle Carnegie and Katharine McKinnon

ABSTRACT

This paper applies a broad conception of what constitutes an economy in the process of engaging communities in developing indicators of gender equity. Rather than assuming we know what...

13
May
2014

The Chinese in colonial Rabaul: an informal history

John Conroy

ABSTRACT

This paper is concerned with the economic history of immigrant Chinese in colonial Rabaul and its hinterland (in German, later Australian, New Guinea) over almost a century to the...

06
May
2014

Book Launch for "Deep Field" by Tom Bamforth; presented by SSGM

Tom Bamforth

Deep Field follows the footsteps of Tom Bamforth, an aid worker responding to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances to some of the most dangerous and difficult...

06
May
2014

Why war ended in Somaliland but continued in Somalia: A political settlements approach

Sarah Phillips

 ABSTRACT

The case of Somaliland offers insights into why some domestic power struggles €“ including violent ones €“ build the foundations for relative political order while others perpetuate...

29
Apr
2014

Colonial origins of the informal economy on the Gazelle Peninsula

John Conroy

 

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the accommodation of Tolai people, indigenous to the Gazelle Peninsula in the hinterland of Rabaul, to the market economy. 'The market' was introduced...

01
Apr
2014

HIV/AIDS in West Papua: Current Conditions, Ongoing Challenges

Jenny Munro

Abstract

West Papua faces an HIV/AIDS epidemic that is mainly affecting Papuan youth. Recent scholarship on HIV in Melanesia asks us to consider how HIV prevention and treatment agendas are...

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