Past events

27
Feb
2014

Puer Tea - author Jinghong Zhang in conversation with Andrew Walker

Join author Jinghong Zhang with Professor Andrew Walker in a conversation on the recent Puer tea fad in China

From cottage creation to international industry, follow the rise, climax and...

25
Feb
2014

Resource Nationalism in Indonesia

Eve Warburton

Observers increasingly describe Indonesia as a country where €˜resource nationalism' is on the rise. Legislative change and judicial disputes in Indonesia's mining and oil and gas sectors have...

25
Feb
2014

Witch hunts in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands Province: A Fieldwork Report

Richard Eves & Angela Kelly-Hanku

The issue of sorcery and witchcraft-related accusations and violence in Papua New Guinea is receiving increasing attention from researchers. However, little attention has been paid to the...

18
Feb
2014

Deception and Disillusionment: Fast Money Schemes and the Moral Middle Class of Papua New Guinea

John Cox

Since 1998, €œfast money schemes€ have defrauded more than PGK500 million from hundreds of thousands of investors. Like Ponzi scams elsewhere, they spread through personal networks, including...

11
Feb
2014

War Studies Seminar, No.3: allies of a kind: United States and Australian military relations in the South West Pacific, 1942-43

Dr Peter J. Dean

The War Studies Seminars are open to the public and are to showcase the latest research on the history, character, conduct and effects of war.   Coalition warfare, complicated as it is by...

11
Feb
2014

The Ties that Unbind? Ethnic Identity and Voter Behaviour in Solomon Islands

Terence Wood

While there is considerable evidence that voters in Solomon Islands have a propensity to vote for co-ethnics (for example people from their clans or church groups) at least in some instances, the...

06
Feb
2014

Synthetic Justice? Harnessing cultural practices in rebuilding after conflict

Joanna Quinn

It is clear that there is utility in the use of customary practices of acknowledgement and justice within communities, and particularly in post-conflict contexts. Their outcomes are important, and...

23
Jan
2014

7th Annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch

Hosted by The Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Australia Institute and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

You are invited to the Australian launch of the 7th Annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report in Canberra on Thursday 23 January 2014.

VENUE: Australian Institute of International Affairs...

11
Dec
2013

Book Launch of 'Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea'

Peter J. Dean

Please join us at the Australian War Memorial,Courtyard Gallery Treloar Crescent, Campbell with its Director Dr Brendan Nelson to launch Australia...

10
Dec
2013

SDSC War Studies Seminar Series, No.2: rock in an angry sea: the Indian Army, 1945-47

Professor Daniel Marston

Synopsis:

The British Indian Army was one of the pillars of the empire. Without it, Britain's war effort of 1939-45 would have been impossible. In his book, Phoenix from the Ashes, Daniel...

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