February 2019

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05
Feb
2019

ST Lee Lecture: pacific challenges, Pacific solidarity

Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community
Pacific Island nations are facing complex, interconnected challenges, but taking a regional approach to addressing these issues provides an opportunity to influence world policy and meet the region’s development challenges.

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08
Feb
2019

Symposium: The China Alternative - Changing Regional Order in the Pacific

Various Speakers
China’s assertive presence in Oceania has provided alternative opportunities for Pacific Island governments, is welcomed with cautious optimism by observers, and has raised concerns, especially for the metropolitan powers that have long dominated the region. Pacific Island governments now engage...

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The interior of a large room at Versailles in which a meeting of the Supreme War Council is taking place. Senior military officers sit at a large rectangular table littered with papers.
11
Feb
2019

Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War: The Supreme War Council and War Planning, 1917-1918

Dr Meighen McCrae
This talk will investigate the depth of Allied planning for a campaign in 1919 through the mechanism of the SWC. It compares the perspectives of the British, French, American and Italian representatives and their willingness (or otherwise) to coordinate national needs with alliance imperatives.

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15
Feb
2019

Towards a Referendum on the Independence of Bougainville?

Anthony Regan
The constitution of Papua New Guinea reflects the provisions of the Bougainville Peace Agreement by providing that a referendum for Bougainvilleans on the future political status of Bougainville must be held, within the five year ‘window’, from June 2015 to June 2020. One option in the referendum...

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20
Feb
2019

Workshop - Diplomacy in Liquid Modernity

Dr Jeremie Cornut, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy will be hosting a workshop on the disruption and transformation of diplomatic practices. The workshop’s focus will be on the concept—developed by Zygmunt Bauman—of ‘liquid modernity’, and how it relates to diplomacy. The workshop will consider the following:...

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22
Feb
2019

PANEL DISCUSSION: Anticipating the first Solomon Islands elections since RAMSI

James Batley, Dr Transform Aqorau, Dr Kerryn Baker, Dr Terence Wood
Solomon Islands will hold national elections on 3 April 2019; the first since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June 2017. In the lead up to the election the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) will be hosting a panel which will include distinguished...

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