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02
Nov
2017

Nationalism and Natural Resources in Indonesia: A study of business and politics in the mining, palm oil and hydrocarbon sectors

Eve Warburton

Abstract During the global commodity boom, from approximately 2003-2013, the Indonesian government introduced an increasing number of nationalist policy interventions. Reflecting a global trend,...

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01
Nov
2017

The Rohingya of Myanmar: Past, Present and Future

Muhammed Aksu, Bluestar Intercultural, ACT and Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change

Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus...

31
Oct
2017

Bougainville: Planning for a peaceful referendum and a stable post-referendum situation

James Tanis, Secretary of the Autonomous Bougainville Government Department of Peace Agreement Implementation

The target date for holding the Bougainville referendum is June 2019, and the latest date on which it can be held is June 2020. The Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) Department of Peace...

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30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University

Fought on 31 October 1917, the Battle of Beersheba, and its dramatic conclusion by a mounted charge of two Australian light horse regiments, has become one of Australia’s best known First World...

APCD lecture
30
Oct
2017

Trends and Innovation in Digital Diplomacy

Professor Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands

There is now less euphoria about the impact of the digital age on diplomacy than some years ago, and as a result of fast-moving social and technological change there are more reasons to discuss...

30
Oct
2017

Gender and Political Transition Processes in Colombia, Nepal and Bougainville

Dr Sophia Close, Senior Adviser, Gender and Peacebuilding, Conciliation Resources

This new research analyses three contexts (Colombia, Nepal and Bougainville) to extend understanding of the role of non-elite sources of political power in determining the political settlement....

24
Oct
2017

Speaking Out: Public Political Criticism in Contemporary Vietnam

Ben Kerkvliet

In essays, books, blogs, magazines, petitions, and demonstrations, Vietnamese citizens in recent years have been publicly debating and criticizing government agencies, policies, and the ruling...

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23
Oct
2017

Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia

Launched by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki Laureate Fellow, School of Culture History and Language, The Australian National University

Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan. It evolved into a...

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23
Oct
2017

The Strategy of Secession

Dr Ryan Griffiths, University of Sydney

How does a breakaway region become an internationally recognised state? This is an important question for aspiring nations. In this seminar, I outline what I call the sovereignty game, and show...

17
Oct
2017

The Francophone Africans: A Last Frontier for Australia

Mr William Fisher

While Africa in general, and the French-speaking part of it in particular, may seem of distant interest to Australian preoccupations, there is an increasing number of issues where Australia will...

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