July 2018

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10
Jul
2018

Spectrums of Political Islam in Urban Malaysia and Indonesia

Hew Wai Weng
Building upon my ongoing research on consumption, place-making and political participation of urban middle-class Muslims, especially those living in Bangi and Depok, this seminar examines various spectrums of political Islam in contemporary Malaysia and Indonesia.

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president daniel goa
10
Jul
2018

New Caledonia’s referendum and the struggle of the Kanak people

Daniel Goa, Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS), New Caledonia
Since its founding in 1984, the Front de Libération Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) in New Caledonia has been campaigning for independence from France. Under the 20-year transition established by the 1998 Noumea Accord, the French dependency is moving towards a referendum on self-...

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11
Jul
2018

Will the tiger change its stripes? Thinking toward the future in Malaysia

Meredith L. Weiss
Malaysia’s government has changed; new leadership is at the helm. But what will it take to move, in the jargon of political science, from democratic transition to consolidation?

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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 region (Melanesia in particular) and formal education, have only recently been caught up in the rapid...

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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 are particularly potent spaces for the contentious politics that attend enclave economies. In doing so...

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David Malone
30
Jul
2018

Change in an era of great power rivalry: the diplomatic role of the United Nations

David Malone, United Nations University
Post-World War II international relations can be sliced and diced over time in many ways, but the simplest might be to posit a Cold War period (1945 to 1987 or so) marked by limited great power cooperation, but considerable progress on other levels, not least in normative development; a post-Cold...

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