Past events

27
Mar
2014

SSGM PhD Colloquium

Various Speakers

The SSGM PhD Colloqium will host the best and brightest of SSGM's PhD candidates as they present various topics ranging from 'Post- Conflict' to 'The Role of Education'.

Topics and Speakers...

18
Mar
2014

More Jakarta, Less Juba: The Influence of Indonesia on police development in Timor-Leste

Gordon Peake

Abstract

This seminar will examine the influences on police development in Timor-Leste, whose police service may well lay claim to be the recipient of the most diverse amounts of advice, guidance...

11
Mar
2014

Good Aid- Bad Aid

Scott MacWilliam

Abstract

According to the University of Papua New Guinea's website, last updated in March 2007, the institution aims to be the `premier University of the Pacific'. By comparison, the 2013-205...

04
Mar
2014

Fractured encounters between locals and Chinese migrant workers in Papua New Guinea: Political economies and post-colonial imaginaries

Victoria Stead and Sophia Loy-Wilson

Abstract

As China's presence in the Pacific Islands region is intensified through expansions of investment and resource extraction, the lives of Papua New Guineans and Chinese developers, merchants...

25
Feb
2014

Witch hunts in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands Province: A Fieldwork Report

Richard Eves & Angela Kelly-Hanku

The issue of sorcery and witchcraft-related accusations and violence in Papua New Guinea is receiving increasing attention from researchers. However, little attention has been paid to the...

18
Feb
2014

Deception and Disillusionment: Fast Money Schemes and the Moral Middle Class of Papua New Guinea

John Cox

Since 1998, €œfast money schemes€ have defrauded more than PGK500 million from hundreds of thousands of investors. Like Ponzi scams elsewhere, they spread through personal networks, including...

11
Feb
2014

The Ties that Unbind? Ethnic Identity and Voter Behaviour in Solomon Islands

Terence Wood

While there is considerable evidence that voters in Solomon Islands have a propensity to vote for co-ethnics (for example people from their clans or church groups) at least in some instances, the...

06
Feb
2014

Synthetic Justice? Harnessing cultural practices in rebuilding after conflict

Joanna Quinn

It is clear that there is utility in the use of customary practices of acknowledgement and justice within communities, and particularly in post-conflict contexts. Their outcomes are important, and...

03
Dec
2013

From intervention to partnership - prospects for development partnership in Solomon Islands after RAMSI

Julien Barbara

Abstract

On 24 July 2013, development programs under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) were €œtransitioned€ to bilateral and multilateral donors and RAMSI's development...

28
Nov
2013

2013 Timor-Leste update: a new era? prospects and challenges for Timor-Leste

Various Speakers

UNFORTUNATELY, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Overview

2012 saw peaceful Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste, the wind-up of the Australian-led International...

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