Past events

10
Sep
2018

State of the Pacific 2018

Multiple

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research...

09
Aug
2018

Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner organisations

This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration...

Book launch seminar: Resource Extraction and Contentious States: Mining and the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands
17
Jul
2018

Book launch seminar: Resource Extraction and Contentious States: Mining and the Politics of Scale in the Pacific Islands

Professor Mathew Allen

Addressing the strong association in Melanesia between extractive resource industries and a spectrum of violence ranging from interpersonal to collective forms, this book questions whether islands...

16
Jul
2018

Bougainville, Solomon Islands and the Limits and Possibilities of Transitional Justice

David Oakeshott

This seminar synthesises the major findings from David’s PhD project on the contribution of schooling to the transitional justice processes of Bougainville and Solomon Islands. The Asia-Pacific...

19
Jun
2018

French colonialism and “shared sovereignty” in the Pacific

Nic Maclellan

New Caledonia and French Polynesia joined the Pacific Islands Forum as full members in 2016, and Wallis and Futuna is currently seeking to upgrade its membership from observer status. The presence...

Hon Rick Houenipwela
13
Jun
2018

Solomon Islands and Australia: Where to from here? Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

Hon Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, will deliver a speech at the Australian National University. The Prime...

23
Apr
2018

Conflicts over Money: Women’s Economic Empowerment and the Risk of Violence in Melanesia

Professor Richard Eves

It is often believed that improving opportunities for women to earn income would result in improved status for them particularly in relation to men, the theory being that having an income or an...

15
Feb
2018

The UN in the Pacific: Supporting Pacific Island Countries to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals

Various speakers

The United Nations Pacific Strategy (UNPS) 2018-2022 is a five year strategic framework that outlines the collective response of the UN system to the development priorities in 14 Pacific Island...

Young men taking a break from garden work, Melkoi 2013
12
Feb
2018

Negotiating What It Means to be a “Good” Man in Contemporary Papua New Guinea

Stephanie Lusby

The figure of the “good man” or “real man” is a common trope in Papua New Guinean and international campaigns to address HIV and AIDS, and violence against women. This figure is imagined as a...

Anita Togolo
19
Dec
2017

Understanding Local Landowner Companies Associated with the Ok Tedi Mine, Western Province, Papua New Guinea

Anita Togolo

Anita’s doctoral research aims to better understand the factors that determine the success and sustainability of local business development associated with extractive resource industry. These...

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