October 2021

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Ron J May
01
Oct
2021

Learning About Papua New Guinea and How it Works - Day 2

Various Speakers
The Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU is hosting an online conference honouring Emeritus Fellow Ron J. May’s contribution to research, writing and thinking about Papua New Guinea on 16 September 2021 and 01 October. DPA is currently developing an edited collection of papers – a Festschrift...

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 Photo taken by Connor Ashleigh for AusAID
07
Oct
2021

Envisioning Pacific futures

Various Speakers
NOTE: THIS IS NOW AN ONLINE EVENT An oceanic engine-room? Leaders of a global island alliance? What could the Pacific of the future look like? Join five of DPA’s newest PhD scholars in this fast-paced session exploring the possibilities the next generation of Pacific thinkers envisage for our blue...

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Telusa Tu'i'onetoa
08
Oct
2021

Examining how participation in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program impacts care arrangements in Tongan households

Telusa Tu'i'onetoa
Adopting a mixed method approach, this research examines disruptions to Tongan households that participate in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). The objective of this study is to analyse changes to care arrangements of migrant workers and families and to evaluate the implications of...

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Professor Desmond Ball AO
12
Oct
2021

Are China and Russia in a defacto alliance?

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb
A memorial lecture in honour of the late Professor Desmond Ball AO Des was the leading figure in strategic studies of his generation and made a major contribution to global scholarship in a field of vital importance in the Cold War by arguing that limited nuclear war was simply not credible. US...

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12
Oct
2021

In search of analytical parsimony: How to characterise the Indonesian state?

Professor Hal Hill
A central question for the development profession is understanding why and how some countries consistently perform strongly according to the usual indicators of development progress. The World Bank’s East Asian Miracle study was a widely cited attempt to explain why East Asian economic dynamism....

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Adelaide Tamaku is a health worker in the COVID-crisis unit in Tahiti (photo Suliane Favennec).
14
Oct
2021

Border control: the COVID-19 pandemic in French Polynesia

Nic Maclellan
There is growing attention to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Fiji, Papua New Guinea and other independent Pacific nations. But there has been little focus on French Polynesia, the country with the highest per capita rate of coronavirus infection in our region. Despite this, the French...

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18
Oct
2021

Law and Practice of Peacekeeping

Various speakers
In an increasingly complex world, it is more crucial than ever to have a full picture of how international peacekeeping can be a force for good, but can also have potentially negative impacts on host communities. After thirteen years of presence in Haiti, the highly controversial United Nations...

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19
Oct
2021

Grasping at the wind: Trends in the historiography of modern Southeast Asia

Robert Cribb
I am currently writing a chapter on the historiography of modern Southeast Asia for a new edition of the Cambridge History of Southeast Asia, due to appear in 2024. The field of modern Southeast Asian history (defined as the period since about 1800) is unusual in the broader discipline of history...

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20
Oct
2021

Cultures of crisis: How the Asia-Pacific can lead global peace and security

Maria Tanyag
The Asia Pacific is predicted to have the greatest proportion of people already exposed and vulnerable to concurrent extreme weather events and the intensification of climate change-related security risks. What can we learn from Asia Pacific women’s regional networks in ensuring existing risk...

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Anita Togolo
21
Oct
2021

An examination of the local business development program at the Ok Tedi mine, Papua New Guinea

Anita Togolo
Resource companies in Papua New Guinea (PNG) aim to develop landowner companies capable of meeting governance and compliance requirements, being commercially viable and generating benefits beyond mine closure. This presentation will consider whether this aim has been achieved by the local business...

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26
Oct
2021

The coalitions presidents make: Presidential power and its limits in democratic Indonesia

Marcus Mietzner
Political scientists have conventionally suggested that presidential systems operating in multi-party regimes face problems of stability and effectiveness. In recent years, however, a new school of thought has introduced the concept of “coalitional presidentialism” to argue that presidents can...

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