February 2018

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Young men taking a break from garden work, Melkoi 2013
12
Feb
2018

Negotiating What It Means to be a “Good” Man in Contemporary Papua New Guinea

Stephanie Lusby
The figure of the “good man” or “real man” is a common trope in Papua New Guinean and international campaigns to address HIV and AIDS, and violence against women. This figure is imagined as a perfect role model who is compliant with the directives of prevention slogans: a wearer of condoms, a...

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12
Feb
2018

Unwinnable Wars: Afghanistan and the Limits of Western Military Power

Professor Theo Farrell, The University of Wollongong
This lecture will explore what went wrong in Afghanistan and tease out the lessons for the utility of western military power.

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15
Feb
2018

The UN in the Pacific: Supporting Pacific Island Countries to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals

Various speakers
The United Nations Pacific Strategy (UNPS) 2018-2022 is a five year strategic framework that outlines the collective response of the UN system to the development priorities in 14 Pacific Island Countries and Territories, namely Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru,...

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16
Feb
2018

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in conflict-affected contexts: An alternative development partnership between an international non-governmental organisation and a non-state armed group in Shan State, Myanmar

Sharon Bell, PhD Candidate, Massey University, New Zealand
Little is known about how a development partnership between an INGO and a NSAG can contribute towards alternative and localised approaches to meeting the SDGs. This paper reports on the case study of such a partnership in Shan State, Myanmar. It draws on qualitative fieldwork conducted in a...

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20
Feb
2018

Electoral rules, clientelism and partisanship in Indonesia

Diego Fossati
In this paper, I analyze the case of Indonesia to illustrate a close link between electoral laws and patterns of mass partisanship.

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Image: Horst Rosenthal, Mickey au Camp de Gurs (1942), Centre de Juive Contemporaine, Paris
23
Feb
2018

The Provocation of Laughter and the Practice of Resistance: On Humour and the Politics of Subjectivity

Dr Alister Wedderburn, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU
One way in which humour might be of value and interest to IR is as a field of practice through which subjects might insert themselves into discourses or discussions from which they are apparently forbidden. A focus on comic practices might therefore offer an unusual perspective on the multifaceted...

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