Past events

09
Aug
2018

Strengthening democracy in the Asia Pacific: dispatches from the ballot box

Jeff Pope APM, Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, and representatives from BRIDGE partner organisations

This seminar, hosted by the Deputy Australian Electoral Commissioner, Jeff Pope APM, and the ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs, will address a range of issues concerning electoral administration...

Fiori di Como
03
Aug
2018

Of dead letters and the living word: Popular culture, embodied experience, and world politics

Dr Tim Aistrope, UNSW Canberra

Popular culture is widely understood to intersect with and shape our understanding of world politics. Numerous studies have highlighted the way language and imagery from literature, drama, film,...

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...

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...

11
Jul
2018

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

Meredith L. Weiss

Abstract The wee hours of 10 May 2018 brought Malaysia’s incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, National Front) a rude shock and opposition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance for Hope) a jolt of exuberance. For...

10
Jul
2018

Spectrums of Political Islam in Urban Malaysia and Indonesia

Hew Wai Weng

Abstract 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...

25
Jun
2018

SDSC War Studies Seminar: An Australian Band of Brothers

Dr Mark Johnston

In his most recent book, An Australian Band of Brothers, Dr Mark Johnston tells the story of Don Company of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion – part of the 9th Division, which sustained...

22
Jun
2018

The politics of public supervision of government in China: The case of the civil monitory organization

Meixi Zhuang

Abstract China appears to be an unlikely host for accountable governance. But in recent years, a number of local innovations encouraging public supervision of government have emerged. Detailing...

19
Jun
2018

French colonialism and “shared sovereignty” in the Pacific

Nic Maclellan

New Caledonia and French Polynesia joined the Pacific Islands Forum as full members in 2016, and Wallis and Futuna is currently seeking to upgrade its membership from observer status. The presence...

19
Jun
2018

The myth of the self-made man in rural China

Camille Boullenois

Abstract Nowhere has economic development been so dramatic than in post-socialist rural China. Liberal economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping’s administration from 1978 onwards progressively...

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