Past events

05
Dec
2013

Why Muslims don't vote for Islamic Parties: exploring the decline of Islamic parties since 1999 and their responses

Ahmad Muhajir

Islamic political parties have never won a majority in any of Indonesia's ten elections, despite the fact that almost 90% of the population is Muslim. Indeed, the popular support for Islamic...

03
Dec
2013

From intervention to partnership - prospects for development partnership in Solomon Islands after RAMSI

Julien Barbara

Abstract

On 24 July 2013, development programs under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) were €œtransitioned€ to bilateral and multilateral donors and RAMSI's development...

03
Dec
2013

Rural Political culture from East Java in 2014

Colum Graham

In Southeast Asia, candidates for national leadership have been very concerned with the power of rural voters. Perhaps the most prominent contemporary example is Thaksin Shinawatra. His...

29
Nov
2013

Book Launch of 'Broken Nation' by Joan Beaumont

Launched by Air Chief Marshall (retd.) Angus Houston AC, AFC

We would like to invite you to attend the book launch of 'Broken Nation' by Professor Joan Beaumont, to be launched by Air Chief Marshall (retd.) Angus Houston AC, AFC - Chair of the ANZAC...

28
Nov
2013

2013 Timor-Leste update: a new era? prospects and challenges for Timor-Leste

Various Speakers

UNFORTUNATELY, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Overview

2012 saw peaceful Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste, the wind-up of the Australian-led International...

27
Nov
2013

Resource Contestation and Conservation in Timor-Leste

Alexander Cullen – PhD Student, Dept. of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne

Abstract

The implementation of conservation regimes upon a landscape reconfigures not only the materiality of the environment, but also the social and power structures that arbitrate resource...

26
Nov
2013

In Search of White Elephants: the emergence of a clientelist and neo-patrimonialist state in Timor-Leste

James Scambary – PhD Candidate, SSGM & Research Consultant

Abstract

After little more than a decade after independence, the small island state of Timor-Leste is exhibiting some of the hallmarks of much more advanced South-East Asian states. Since 2008,...

25
Nov
2013

Asia's Security and the Problem of Values

Robert Ayson

Event Details

A positive security environment for Asia won't just depend on common interests between the region's major powers. It will also need shared values, and not just among allies (such as...

21
Nov
2013

Theorising the international humanitarian order

Dr Jacinta O'Hagan

Theorising the international humanitarian order

19
Nov
2013

Afghanistan in South-West Asia: influences and challenges

Visiting speakers: Chaired by Dr Ian Hall

The impending international military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and political transition raises a range of issues of great import for Afghanistan and the wider world. Of particular...

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