Past events

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15
Mar
2019

Environmental Populism: Could It Save the World?

Professor Mark Beeson

Populism is popular but generally gets a bad press — for good reasons. But could populism actually be a progressive force in domestic and even international politics? Recent movements such as...

12
Mar
2019

The First Political Order - How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide

Valerie M Hudson

Global history records an astonishing variety of forms of social organization. Yet almost universally, males subordinate females. How does the relationship between men and women shape the wider...

08
Mar
2019

International Women's Day event: Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

Honourable Alofa Tuuau, Dr Transform Aqorau, Sarah Garap, Kerryn Baker (Convenor)

The Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invite you to a special 2019 International Women’s Day Pacific Leadership...

05
Mar
2019

The Poverty of China’s Rural-to-Urban Migrants: A Case Study of Shanghai

Chunyuan Gao

Abstract Since the late 1980s, an increasing number of migrant workers have been moving from villages to towns and cities in China. In 2010, 153 million rural-to-urban migrant workers worked...

04
Mar
2019

Property, State Land and Lisan: Reassembling the Land & State in Post-Independence Timor-Leste

Meabh Cryan

This is a pre-submission seminar by DPA PhD candidate Meabh Cryan where she talks about her thesis.

‘Our land is our body, we will not sell it because if we sold it we would all die’...

26
Feb
2019

Speaking Suffering: A Post-Colonial Analysis of Why the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission Failed to ‘Touch the Heart of the People’

Claire Cronin

Between 2008 and 2012, the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) collected the testimonies of individuals who had suffered, or taken part in, acts of violence during the period...

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...

20
Feb
2019

Workshop - Diplomacy in Liquid Modernity

Dr Jeremie Cornut, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

How do globalization, new communication technologies and the rise of populism disrupt and transform the work of diplomats?

This project applies leading sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s theory...

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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...

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...

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