November 2018

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19
Nov
2018

From Silent to Salient: Re-engaging Local Stories of Chuukese Women

Myjolynne Kim
Chuukese history is an area that continues to be underdeveloped, and the limited written history is largely focused on the colonial presence in the islands. This colonial history, however, is patriarchal and privileges masculine voices, perceptions, and presence with little regard to women’s...

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19
Nov
2018

Book Launch: Transforming Hawai’i: Balancing Coercion and Consent in Eighteenth-Century Kanaka Maoli Statecraft by Paul D’Arcy

Dr Stewart Firth, Dr Paul D'Arcy
This study examines the role of coercion in the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I between 1782 and 1812 at a time of increasing European contact. Three interrelated themes in Hawaiian political evolution are examined: the balance between coercion and consent; the balance between...

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20
Nov
2018

Digesting the New Caledonia Referendum Result: Process, Outcome and Implications

Dr Stewart Firth, Denise Fisher, Nic Maclellan and Scott Robertson
With 56.4 per cent of New Caledonians voting to remain a part of France and 43.6 per cent voting for full independence, the long-awaited referendum was much closer than many expected. Heavily Kanak areas voted 80-90 per cent for independence, and under the terms of the Noumea Accord New Caledonia...

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20
Nov
2018

Preserving and promoting multilateralism to address 21st century challenges

Dr Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
The Hon. Gareth Evans AC QC will open this year’s John Gee Memorial Lecture. In recent years, international institutions, multilateral agreements, and long-established global norms have come under pressure at a seemingly unprecedented rate. This is particularly alarming in the field of arms...

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22
Nov
2018

CAP Joint History-IR Workshop: ‘History of International Relations in the 21st Century: A search for an inter-disciplinary approach in conversation with George Lawson

Associate Professor George Lawson
Knowledge of history of international relations influences how we understand current international affairs.

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23
Nov
2018

Anatomies of Revolution

Associate Professor George Lawson
There are two main ways of approaching the study of revolution in the contemporary world – and they are both wrong. On the one hand, revolutions appear to be everywhere: on the streets of Kobane, Caracas, and Tehran; in the rhetoric of groups like Podemos and Black Lives Matter; and in the...

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30
Nov
2018

Evaluating transitional justice: Gender, money and power

Dr Kirsten Ainley, LSE
A recent study of the values inherent in transitional justice (TJ) evaluation has exposed three gaps in the field - the gendered impacts of transitional justice; the political economy of TJ; and the dark side of TJ. The presentation sets out a research agenda to close these knowledge gaps and...

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