Past events

03
Jun
2014

Gender Norms in Transition- Conversations on Ideal Images with Women and Men in Fiji Islands

Priya Chattier

Abstract

There continues to be a great deal of debate about whether women's entry into paid work represents empowerment or exploitation. Far less attention has been paid to how men have responded...

30
May
2014

Voices, Votes, and Violence: Electoral Politics and Political Participation in Thailand's Deep South

Daungyewa Utarasint

Since 2004 violence in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand has provoked a distinctive kind of socio-political turmoil. Studying voting behaviour and electoral politics in Thailand's...

27
May
2014

The elections in New Caledonia: precursor to self-determination?

Nic Maclellan and Anthony Regan

ABSTRACT

On 11 May, voters in New Caledonia went to the polls to elect representatives to three provincial assemblies (North, South and Loyalty Islands) and the local Congress. This year's...

23
May
2014

Human rights mechanism in ASEAN: developments and way forward

Mr Rafendi Djamin: Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Human rights have now become a permanent agenda in ASEAN with its inclusion in the ASEAN Charter, the ASEAN Political-Security Blueprint as well as the establishment of the ASEAN...

20
May
2014

Pontius Pilate revisited: washing one's hands of refugees

Professor William Maley, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU

The parable of the Good Samaritan is often invoked in discussion of refugee issues, but in the times in which we are living, Pontius Pilate seems to be the more popular role model. In this lecture...

20
May
2014

Developing indicators of gender equity in Pacific economies: working from the bottom up

Katerine Gibson, Michelle Carnegie and Katharine McKinnon

ABSTRACT

This paper applies a broad conception of what constitutes an economy in the process of engaging communities in developing indicators of gender equity. Rather than assuming we know what...

13
May
2014

The Chinese in colonial Rabaul: an informal history

John Conroy

ABSTRACT

This paper is concerned with the economic history of immigrant Chinese in colonial Rabaul and its hinterland (in German, later Australian, New Guinea) over almost a century to the...

06
May
2014

Book Launch for "Deep Field" by Tom Bamforth; presented by SSGM

Tom Bamforth

Deep Field follows the footsteps of Tom Bamforth, an aid worker responding to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances to some of the most dangerous and difficult...

06
May
2014

Why war ended in Somaliland but continued in Somalia: A political settlements approach

Sarah Phillips

 ABSTRACT

The case of Somaliland offers insights into why some domestic power struggles €“ including violent ones €“ build the foundations for relative political order while others perpetuate...

06
May
2014

Jokowi: populism and democracy in Indonesia

Liam Gammon

Much of the literature on Indonesia's post-Suharto politics has focused on the mechanisms through which oligarchic elites have managed to monopolise political power. Wealthy and well-connected...

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