June 2021

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01
Jun
2021

Democratic Decline in Malaysia: From Independence to Perikatan Nasional 

John Funston
The 1957 Malayan independence constitution was a ‘bargain’ between Malay, Chinese and Indian communities. It retained important symbols of Malay identity, but represented a Westminster-style liberal, secular democracy, that gave equal rights to all through common citizenship. The formation of...

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DPA Seminar Series
03
Jun
2021

Geopolitics, cybersecurity and sustainability: The case of undersea internet cables in the Pacific region

Dr Amanda H A Watson
Geopolitics, cybersecurity and sustainability are important issues when it comes to the rollout of information and communication technologies in the Pacific region. This presentation will explore these issues through examination of undersea internet cables. Undersea internet cables increase...

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07
Jun
2021

The quiet war: Censorship, propaganda and Australian prisoners of the Japanese

Dr Emily Robertson
During the First World War, Australian propaganda was dominated by stories about German atrocities against the Belgians. An attempt to follow suit with a similar approach about Japanese atrocities in 1942 failed, however, and led to public anxiety about the treatment of Australian POWs. Thereafter...

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Australia Awards Women’s Leadership Initiative Event
08
Jun
2021

The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?

Rachel England, Amelia Faotusia, Pip Louey
About this event The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) is an Australia Awards enrichment program, helping Pacific scholars to build their skills and networks in order to take on leadership roles in their workplaces, communities and countries. It aims to increase the number of women who hold...

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16
Jun
2021

A Tale in Two Books: China and the United Nations

Emeritus Professor Rosemary Foot, Associate Professor Courtney Foot
Join us for an interactive discussion with the authors of two important recent books: Rosemary FootChina, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image (OUP, 2020) Courtney FungChina and Intervention at the UN Security Council: Reconciling Status (OUP, 2019) Rosemary Foot is Emeritus...

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DPA Seminar Series
17
Jun
2021

The housing experiences of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand

Gemma Malungahu
This seminar will be based on key findings from a study that explored the impacts of poor housing policy and services on Tongan families living in South Auckland, Aotearoa. The implications of the study will also be shared along with proposed research that seeks to explore Pacific peoples housing...

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23
Jun
2021

The Challenge of Warning Time in the Contemporary Strategic Environment

Paul Dibb, Richard Brabin-Smith
The government’s recent conclusion that Australia can no longer assume a warning time of 10 years for major conflict is a critical break from the defence policies of the past 50 years. It is difficult to overstate the significance of this new policy and the urgent demands of its consequences....

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30
Jun
2021

New Mandala turns 15!

Various speakers
Join us for a live-streamed seminar to celebrate the 15th anniversary of New Mandala, the University’s premier digital platform for anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia. Since 2006 New Mandala has developed a proud record of contribution to scholarly and popular debates...

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