December 2017

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05
Dec
2017

How is ethnicity realised in everyday life? A study of a town in eastern Shan State, Myanmar

Sai Maung
How does ethnicity intersect with everyday life in ethnically diverse parts of Myanmar? Why do some people respond to larger ethno-nationalist projects while others do not? In this pre-field work seminar for my PhD candidature, I aim to explore ordinary people’s everyday experience of ethnicity in...

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08
Dec
2017

The security implications of Climate, Energy and Economic transitions - What could possibly go wrong?

Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO
The rapid expansion and increasing complexity of our world can appear overwhelming. The ability of our body politic and the wider population to comprehend the behaviour of complex and interdependent systems is not readily apparent.

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12
Dec
2017

Saffron Salaams: How Muslims become Hindu nationalists

Felix Pal
This thesis proposal seminar asks: Why do Indian Muslims join the Muslim Rashtriya Manch? In this proposal I present my development of the concept of ‘improbable support’ and sketch the outlines of the three contributions I aim to make with this research.

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14
Dec
2017

11th CSCAP General Conference

CSCAP
14 Dec 2017 The 11th CSCAP General Conference will be held in on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of the conference will be: Towards a peaceful transformation of regional order in the Asia Pacific. The General Conference will follow the 48th CSCAP Steering Committee...

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14
Dec
2017

Narrative and the meaning of democracy: the example of the Burmese democracy movement

Tamas Wells, University of Melbourne
In this seminar, I argue that narrative can provide a valuable conceptual framework in examining meanings of democracy, drawing on the case of the Burmese democracy movement and the country’s recent political transitions.

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15
Dec
2017

From Sinking to Syncing: Pacific diplomacy and consensus in multilateral climate change negotiations

George Carter
How and when do states agree not to disagree in multilateral negotiations? Consensus is more than a conference procedure or an outcome of decision making; it is a process norm in contemporary multilateral diplomacy. How do (small) states (vis-à-vis Pacific island states) build and reach consensus...

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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 questions will be examined in the context of local landowner companies associated with the Ok Tedi mine,...

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